Ten Most Controversial Personalities of Our Time

By Sandip Pal | 3 years ago
Ten Most Controversial Personalities of Our Time
PHOTOGRAPH: Wikimedia Commons/Joe Bielawa |

Whenever we talk or think about controversy, there are some celebrities who will rarely disappoint. We summed up a list of celebrities who have been, and still are, the talk of the town. These celebrities are either seen doing some nasty or weird or mean stuff.

Justin Bieber

Bieber struggled with his sweet and affable personality throughout his early career because of his age and innocent looks. However, that is not the case anymore because he has eventually evolved into a punky belligerent brat. After his split with girlfriend Selena Gomez, Bieber started doing a lot of offensive things from spitting on fans to driving under the influence of alcohol; from peeing in a mop bucket to tweeting his hard-on.

Miley Cyrus

She does not warrant any explanation for making it to our list of the most controversial celebrities. Just like Bieber, she started off at an early age as a sweet and innocent Disney-singing sensation Hannah Montana. But those days are long gone. Today, she is best known for her sleazy, raunchy and sexualised appearances and performances, which attract a lot of attention. We can surely not forget her on-stage sexually charged twerking act in her duet performance with Robin Thicke or the display of her sex toy and masturbation photos on Instagram.

Lady Gaga

She is an American singer who is known for her wacky sense of style and her “in your face” song lyrics. She is known to be different, a nonconformist. Someone who gives two hoots to the society and upbraids its ways openly. She is always seen in daring outfits and attracts a lot of controversy for her support of the gay rights, religious lyrics and indecent shows. One of her most controversial red carpet moments was when she wore a dress made from meat at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

Kim Kardashian

Everyone has an opinion about her, and she shrugs it off like a pro. She is an American reality TV show queen and a bold fashionista. She is all over the internet and anywhere else. Her show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is quite infamous because her family has no qualms revealing everything about themselves in the public, and Kim is the most famous of them all because of her publicity generating tactics. She knows how to wield the media to her own benefit. In fact, the reality star has bared it all, from her bedroom photographs to her pregnancy, from her divorce to vagina smell-off competitions, the Kimye drama is ubiquitous. Love her or hate her, but there is no ignoring her.

Alex Jones

Should one call him America’s conspiracy theorist? Jones is a filmmaker, an investigative journalist and a broadcaster. He openly claimed it was the American government and not the Al Qaeda who were responsible for the 9/11 massacre. He insisted that the American government planned and organized the attacks in order to spread fear across the nation and exercise a better control over its citizens. He is a staunch opponent of the large corporations and the powerful banking networks. Generating controversy is his bread and butter.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

He is the sixth president of Iran and is a supporter of terrorism and a backer of Iraqi insurgency. He wishes to blend into world politics even though he is embroiled in a lot of atrocity. When he came to deliver a speech in an American university, he claimed: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.” With an unflinching desire to make an atomic bomb, this man is sure a scary piece of meat.

President Assad

US secretary of State John Kerry described him as a “one-man super-magnet” with opposition forces that have had enough of his tyranny. He killed about 1400 of his own people using a poisonous gas. There were hundreds of children who suffocated to their death as the poisonous fumes permeated into their homes.

David Icke

He once claimed to be the son of god in a chat show in the  ‘90s. He claims to have explanations for things that make the world go round. There’s no doubt that some of his predictions, including the financial crashes and the natural disasters, have indeed come to pass. He also called Jimmy Saville a practicing pedophile, much before it was publicized. He remains a controversy himself, but there is no questioning the accuracy of his several predictions.

Russel Brand

Ex-husband of American singing sensation Katie Perry, Brand is well- known for his well-timed comic routines and over-the-top acting. However, he has had his own share of controversy as well, rather he continues to create ripples with them. His interview with Paxman on “Newsnight” in October 2014 has had more than 10 million hits on YouTube. In an interview, he argues about the current political system making larger gaps instead of bridging the existing ones between the rich and the poor. He also emphasized on the fact that the current political situation is doing no good to improve the condition of the world, and it is only serving the already established businesses and those who have all the power in the society. Kayne West

West caused a lot of controversy in 2013 when declared his godliness and later in 2014 when he amended himself, saying he is more “like a prophet.”

“You do not want to go against the power. I’m working on one mission, and that’s a mission from God,” West remarked.

There you have it for the 10 most controversial personalities. For more entertainment features, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Joe Bielawa


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