mockery Celebrities Who Were Jerks Even Before They Were Famous  

Jacob Shelton
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Most celebrities try to cultivate an air of otherworldliness around their persona when they’re in public. This makes sense, because to the every day person, celebrities are from another world. But let’s not forget that movie and rock stars were just regular people before their careers took off – and some of them were total jerks. Sometimes, we think we know who the meanest celebrities are. For a while, Harrison Ford was on top of that list, but then he started answering Star Wars questions and all was forgiven. But some of the rudest celebrities don’t have a galaxy far far away to fall back on, and are just total meanies. If you’ve never had a celebrity encounter, and don’t know who not to approach, just peruse this handy list of celebrities who’ve always been rude.

As a rule of thumb, most celebrities who are rude try to keep their less than savory behavior under wraps in case the fan they’re being rude to blabs to the press. But before super rude celebs were famous, they weren’t worried about gossip rags or being exposed by bloggers, so they let their rude flag fly. A lot of celebrities have a PR person who knows how to spin their client’s bad behavior, but some celebs are just jerks down to the bone, and this list is going to expose the who’s who amongst the jerks. Take off your rose-colored glasses and prepare to take a trip down memory lane to find out which celebrities were assholes even before they were famous.

Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Were Jerks Even Before They Were Famous
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A Reddit user from Stratford, Ontario (the Biebz's old stomping grounds), remembers the "Say What You Mean" crooner as an annoying classmate who once poured coffee on a teacher and then flipped her off, which merited a suspension. Too bad that's on his permanent record.

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Age: 23

Birthplace: London, Canada

Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Justine Bieber: Never Say never, Justine Bieber's Believe, The Karate Kid, Step Up revolution

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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Were Jerks Even Before They Were Famous
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According to an extra on the set of an early Harry Potter film, literally everyone was nice to him except for Emma Watson, who the ex-extra said flat out ignored him.

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Were Jerks Even Before They Were Famous
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There's probably no one on Earth who thinks Eminem is the nicest person around, but one Redditor's mother was almost (accidentally) set on fire by a pre-fame Marshall Mathers. That's pretty "shady" behavior, wouldn't you say?

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: 8 Mile, 21 Jump Street, The Longest Yard, The Equalizer

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Were Jerks Even Before They Were Famous
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According to someone on the Internet who allegedly went to school with Ariana Grande, when she was in 7th grade someone asked her if she would be taking part in the school musical and she responded with, "I'm on Broadway. I'm too good for you."

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Age: 23

Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Credits: Victorious, Sam & Cat, Pitch Perfect 2, Snowflake the White Gorilla

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