20 Beloved Celebrities With Hateful Views

It’s easy to see celebrities as pretty faces without opinions, but sometimes, we have so little idea about their personal views that when they say something vaguely political, it shocks us. Many people think that celebrities shouldn’t advertise their politics, while others think that celebrities are given a unique opportunity to influence people, which they should take advantage of it. Regardless of what you think about celebrities publicizing their beliefs, you should know about some of the crazy views that many celebrities secretly (or not so secretly) promote.

1. Donald Trump

I struggle to call Donald Trump a celebrity, because it just adds more fuel to his fire, but he already thinks that he’s way more important than he actually is. As a Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has been in the news a whole lot lately, but he still hasn’t managed to say anything positive. Whether he’s insulting minorities, or insisting that his hands are normal, it seems like he’s incapable of saying anything either a) informed or b) rational.

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2. Dennis Hopper

Movie star Dennis Hopper, who died just a few years ago, was primarily known for his appearance in the anti-war movie Apocalypse Now. This movie brought a lot of people face to face with the atrocities of the Vietnam War, which many people considered to be a political statement. Even though the movie took an anti-war stance, Dennis Hopper himself was a far-right wing Republican, and many of his later movies were much closer to his own personal political bias.

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Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com

3. Mel Gibson

In the early 2000s,Mel Gibson was embroiled in a series of scandals in regards to the remarks he made about Jewish people. He’s tried to move past it, but it’s still one thing that interviewers keep returning to even 10 years later. Many people equate his anti-Semitic comments with his devout Christian beliefs, which is an unfair correlation. Just because he’s a drunken idiot with disgusting personal beliefs doesn’t mean every observant Christian is as well.

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Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com

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