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Celebrities Who Have Profound Gaps In Basic Knowledge

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Dumb celebrities come in all shapes and sizes, and their questionable facts and opinions are more accessible now than ever thanks to social media and overexposure. It's difficult to go for too many days without hearing about some dumb thing that someone famous said. 

Perhaps it's not totally fair to attribute celebrities' dumb quotes to their intelligence. Sometimes famous people have no common sense simply because their lives are so vastly different from ours. When an out of touch celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow says she'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can, she's simply not realizing that non-specials like us humans don't have a lot of cheese options. In her beautiful fantasy world, cheese and cans are never even in the same sentence. 

Other times, we hear dumb things from celebrities who are just straight up weird. For example, Jaden Smith's Twitter account has always been a thing of beauty and stupidity. If it weren't for his 100% necessary musings, we wouldn't know that most trees are blue and that water doesn't have nutrients anymore. 

We hope you enjoy this list of weird celebrities and celebrities with no common sense. It will at least make you feel better about yourself for a few seconds.  

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    Some might say you've got to be pretty dumb to marry Donald Trump, but Ivana Trump took it to a whole new level during an interview about her 1992 novel For Love Alone. The model-turned-novelist alledgedly dropped this brilliant nugget of wisdom about the writing process: "Fiction writing is great because you can make up almost anything." 

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    Considering that Eminem spends a lot of time rhyming about sex, one would think that he'd be up on how the rest of the planet looks at porn. Apparently though, he had no idea that computers could be used to look at porn until an interviewer asked him about it in 2009 and then had to explain it to him.

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  • There was a time when Justin Bieber was still just a sweet, cherubic 16-year-old. He hadn't peed in any buckets or egged anyone's houses yet, and the worst thing anyone could pin him for was not knowing what the word "German" meant. In a 2010 interview, he had such a hard time understanding his interviewer's New Zealand accent that he somehow confused the word "German" for "Jewman." But it sounds more like he straight up just didn't know what Germany was.

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