To put it politely, celebrities are better known for being good looking than for being super smart. Thanks to social media, their more questionable opinions - and shaky grasp on scientific facts - are more accessible now than ever. It's difficult to go too many days without hearing about some eyebrow-raising thing someone famous said.
But let's be fair: the lives of famous people are so vastly different from ours, so it's understandable that their points of reference may be equally out of touch. When Gwyneth Paltrow said she'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a can, we have to remember that, in her beautiful fantasy world, cheese and cans are never even in the same sentence.
We hope you enjoy this list of quirky celebrities and famous folks whose common sense has lapsed a time or two.
Considering that Eminem spends a lot of time rhyming about sex, it's difficult to believe that he didn't know how the rest of the planet consumes their erotic content.
Apparently, he had no idea that computers could be used to watch p*rn until an interviewer asked him about it in 2009 and then had to explain it to him.
There was a time when Justin Bieber was still an innocent 16-year-old. The worst thing anyone could pin on him 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 just didn't know what Germany was.
The early 2000s reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica should be recognized for two things: one, ending Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's marriage, and two, informing us that Jessica thought that tuna (specifically Chicken of the Sea) was actually chicken.
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Jaden Smith is the master of soon-to-be-trending aphorisms, but his philosophizing got the best of him in 2013 when he tweeted: “How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?”
What kind of eyes you got, Jaden?