Just because you achieve a crazy level of fame doesn’t mean you’ll be loved by the public forever. Fame is a slippery slope and you have to put in a lot of effort to stay in that sweet spot. There are so many celebrities that started out as complete sweethearts, everyone adored them, cheered them on and was proud of their success. But with time fame gets into people’s heads or they start to show their true colors. I bet you know who we’re talking about but just in case you don’t, let’s take a look at 8 once loved celebs who are now hated.
1. Katy Perry
Katy Perry absolutely dominated the music scene a couple of years ago. We all loved her colorful outfits, funky music videos and incredibly catchy songs. But then something changed. Her album Witness was a disappointment and everyone just felt like it was embarrassing. The singles that followed were really bad too, she cut her hair dramatically short, changed her style and started acting really weird, not to mention her online meltdown…
2. Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham used to be praised for her work as the creator of Girls. It was incredibly successful and lots of people found it to be very open and relatable. But then it seems like fame got to Lena’s head. She started being reckless on social media, saying very racy things and even defended a guy accused of rape. She has of course apologized since but what’s done is done and the public no longer cares about her.
3. Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer used to be hilarious. People were surprised at the kind of jokes she was making and said that it was a breakthrough for female comedians. But eventually her ego got bigger and bigger and people got sick of the same kind of jokes that were lazy and mostly of sexual nature or about genitals.
4. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler started out as a goofball. We didn’t think of him as a serious actor but people loved him for his easy going nature and silly movies. He was a lovable fool. Then he even surprised us with his acting range in Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me. We were blown away by how good of a dramatic actor he actually was. But what is he doing now? Back to silly but not even funny movies. They’re such a letdown after we’ve seen his potential. So yeah he might be having fun but clearly he’s in it for the money, which is disappointing.
5. Kanye West
Kanye West is a self-proclaimed genius. He was always a bit strange and said the wildest things but his albums were amazing and people loved his music. And then he took it to the next level with his tweets and meeting with Trump. His latest album was a massive letdown and now he just sounds like a crazy person.
6. Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey always played rather creepy characters in movies, but people were blow away by his talent because in real life he seemed to be so nice. Well recently his creepiness caught up with him and allegations of sexual assaults followed. That disturbing video he posted on YouTube didn’t help his case either.
7. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp stole our hearts as a lovable misfit. We loved him as Edward Scissorhands, he stole our hearts in Cry Baby and in Catch-22. His portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean took his kooky charm to a whole new level. But lately it seems like Johnny went off the rails. He’s constantly battling allegations of being volatile and violent, apparently he’s not paying his bills, constantly firing managers and behaving like a massive drama queen on sets. His movies no longer do as well and his divorce scandal with Amber Heard definitely didn’t help his reputation.
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is a decent actress, and everyone liked her when her career was focused on movies. Then she started giving out wellness advice and eventually even founded her own natural health company called Goop. Yeah it’s exactly what it sounds like. She sells various natural based powders and additives at extortionate prices that are allegedly supposed to make you look and feel better and healthier. That’s when people decided enough is enough and the hate began.