Celebrities Who Are 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists
September 11, 2001 remains a tragic day in American history. Thousands of lives were lost, and the global repercussions of what happened at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are still felt today. But while everyone agrees on the horror of the event, some famous actors, musicians, and athletes believe that the whole truth about September 11 has yet to come out. Some of these celebrity 9/11 truthers question the way the buildings came down and others are suspicious of who profited from the incidents.
Who appears on this list of famous people who are 9/11 truthers? Back in 2006, Charlie Sheen expressed his doubt about the public story of the tragedy. "We're not the conspiracy theorists on this issue," he said. "It seems to me like 19 amateurs...taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of the targets – that feels like a conspiracy theory." Sheen's father, Martin Sheen, is also a 9/11 truther. Other celebrities who are 9/11 truthers include Mark Ruffalo, Willie Nelson, and Roseanne Barr.
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Back in 2006, Charlie Sheen said, "We're not the conspiracy theorists on this issue. It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of the targets – that feels like a conspiracy theory."
- Age: 57
- Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
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Marion Cotillard questioned the validity of the reports that the World Trade Towers crumbled as a result of the impact from the planes. She said, "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: Paris, France
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During a 2011 visit to Joe Rogan's podcast, UFC star Ronda Rousey called the 9/11 events an "inside job."
- Age: 36
- Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
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"I'm baffled by the way all three buildings came down," said actor Mark Ruffalo. "My first reaction was that buildings don't fall down like that. I've done quite a bit of my own research ...The fact that the 9/11 investigation went from the moment the planes hit to the moment the buildings fell, and nothing before or after, I think, makes that investigation completely illegitimate. If you're going to do a crime investigation, you have to find motive. We didn't follow that. It was quickly pushed away, obviously. None of us know what happened but I'm totally and completely behind reopening that investigation. Where is the money? Follow the money, guys!"
- Age: 55
- Birthplace: Kenosha, USA, Wisconsin
- In 2007, Rosie O'Donnell said, "I do believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center Tower Seven, building seven, which collapsed in on itself, it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved."
- Age: 61
- Birthplace: Commack, New York, USA
Woody Harrelson has his doubts about 9/11 and the subsequent focus on terror. "This is a racist and imperialist war," he said in a piece for The Guardian. "The warmongers who stole the White House (you call them “hawks”, but I would never disparage such a fine bird) have hijacked a nation’s grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist."
- Age: 61
- Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States of America