There's nothing like a celebrity's poorly handled social media account to cause the Internet to do a total 180° on their adoration. And nothing gets the Internet riled up like famous people lying about their age or celebrities lying on social media. Sometimes, celebrities get caught pushing laxative drinks marketed as fitness teas or pretending they've got a lavish lifestyle. Other times, they're photoshoping a thigh gap into their Instas with a quick and dirty rush job via an app.
Whatever the lie, even normal people caught lying on social media get called the hell out, so it makes sense that lying celebrities would be put on blast by legions of fans and haters alike for their blunders. Hopefully, the following tales of stardom stupidity will provide good warning about the dangers of dishonesty on social media. Check out the list of celebs found fibbing below and vote up the most cringeworthy times they've been caught redhanded.
In May of 2017, the artists formally known as Lil' Bow Wow posted the picture above of a private jet to Instagram with the caption, "Travel day. NYC press run for Growing Up Hip Hop. Lets gooo. I promise to bring yall the hottest show EVER. May 25th on @wetv." Unbeknowst to Bow Wow, his fake private jet jig was quickly discovered while he was in the air.
Bow Wow actually took a commercial flight to New York and was spotted by a fellow passenger who snapped a quick pic of him and posted it on Twitter:
The truth came out and Bow Wow's unnecessary lie inspired the #BowWowChallenge, a challenge that embraced the ways in which everyone can try to make their lives look a little bit more glamourous on social media.
Khloe Kardashian took to Instagram to paint herself as a Thanksgiving miracle worker. She posted a picture of baked goods and claimed she baked three pies all by her own self. She 'grammed a pic of pumpkin, pecan, and cherry pies, captioning it with the following:
"I am sooooo proud of myself lol can I say that??? I filmed on a tripod, in my kitchen a lot of me baking and prepping for today so I will have that up on my app soon!!! I love testing myself and seeing what I can accomplish and actually make successfully! Now let's pray it tastes as great as they look! This monkey bread is going to be so f---ing bomb ????????"
TMZ found out that the pies were actually from the Sweet Lady Jane bakery based in Los Angeles. Khloe had ordered in, set up a little photoshoot, and claimed she had been slaving away in the kitchen to produce these picture-perfect pies.
In July 2014, Soulja Boy posted a pretty misleading photo on Instagram that would have most people thinking, "Well, wow! I guess the 'superman that ho' song really keeps the royalty checks coming!" But one eagle-eyed fan looked a little closer and noticed those $100 bills were fake as hell. There was blank white paper making up the stacks and Soulja Boy was 'gramming them like he was suddenly flush with cash.
The post has since been deleted and he has claimed that the fake bills were for a music video and he knew they were props.
Rita Ora! Singer, actress, The Voice judge, X Factor judge, star of giphys new gifs... What can't she do? Well, it seems she can't get 100,000 retweets. Ora attempted to drum up some interest in her new music on Halloween of 2014 and said she would release a new track if she got 100,000 retweets.
The stunt did not work and Rita Ora backtracked with a new Tweet:
By the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I've worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I'm ready.— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) October 31, 2014
Sure, Rita, okay...