People Who Are Popular to Hate

Don't you hate these people? No, you probably don't really. You hate them because other people hate them. You hate these people because it's popular to hate them. Make your own decisions and judgements, people.

Yes, I agree that several of these people have done things deserving of a bit of bashing, but if you're going to bash someone, come up with your own reasons to bash it, not just what other people say.

Stop the hate.
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Robert Pattinson
Actor, Twilight
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays both the guitar and piano. When Robert was fifteen, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
“ A fine actor. He does a good job and definitely puts a lot of effort into his roles. Why do you hate him? Twilight. Open your eyes, watch some of his other stuff. ” - danhollow
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ You hate her? No, I think you hate Bella. Don't always judge someone by their worst work. If everyone did that, Rob Reiner would have gone out of business after North. ” - danhollow
Taylor Lautner
Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. At the age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano's Karate School and he...
“ The third of the hated trinity. Not a bad actor, granted, he isn't a particularly good one either. Is it just me, or was he better before he started pumping iron? ” - danhollow
Justin Bieber
Canadian Justin Drew Bieber was born in London, Ontario, the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. Pattie became pregnant when she was 18 years old, and raised him as a single mother. Justin is of French-Canadian (mother) and German, Irish, Scottish, and English (father) descent. As a child, Bieber showed a strong interest in music...
“ Oh for the love of God, would people shut up about Justin Bieber? He's not a bad kid. Why do people act like he's something horrifying? Why do people act like they've never seen a child singer before? Or a male singer with a high-pitched singing voice? Face it people, having a high-pitched singing voice is a STAPLE of music! Michael Jackson, Axel Rose, Robert Plant; hell, Geddy Lee is practically a woman!
Don't diss on a kid just because he's living his dream and you ain't living yours. ” - danhollow
Sam Worthington
Actor, Avatar
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington...
“ Admittedly, he needs some time to cool his head. Avatar did make him an A-lister a little too quickly for his own good. But he isn't a terrible actor by any means. ” - danhollow
Uwe Boll
Producer, Postal
As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a producer and director with Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH...
“ My God people think they're cool for bashing on Uwe Boll. Jokes on you! He's still making money for his crappy movies! He has established this as his way of life. Might as well get used to it. ” - danhollow
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls...
“ Michael BaySPLOSIONS! His movies substitute subplots for special effects, his characters are (generally) lame, and he makes millions even while critics shoot him down everywhere he goes. Furthermore, according to a relative of mine who works with him, the man is an a$$hole. Still, come up for your own reasons for disliking him. Don't just give us rehashes of what all the critics say, make your own judgements. And don't be afraid to say you liked one of his films. He's a far cry from the worst director in the world. ” - danhollow
Angelina Jolie
Actress, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ Hard as it may to accept, she isn't a success for her looks alone. She is a professional, and acts like one, on and off the set. Furthermore, she is a fairly talented actress with a lot of ability and dedication to her roles. You might as well accept that she will probably remain an actress even after she's no longer eye candy. ” - danhollow
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola in Long Beach, California, the son of comparative literature professor August Coppola (whose brother is director Francis Ford Coppola) and dancer/choreographer Joy Vogelsang. He is of Italian (father) and Polish, German, and English (mother) descent. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation...
“ Admittedly, he can make poking fun at him a little too easy sometimes. But try not to forget that he is actually an Academy-Award-winning actor and the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. He makes a lot of movies, and the fact is there are a lot of roles that suit him brilliantly. Even the silly ones. ” - danhollow
Shia LaBeouf
Shia Saide LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California, to Shayna (Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf, and is an only child. His mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while his father has Cajun (French) ancestry. His parents are divorced. He started his career by doing stand-up comedy around places in his neighborhood...
“ I admit he can get on my nerves. But that's mostly just his newer movies. I love a lot of his earlier stuff. Even Stevens, Holes, The Greatest Game Ever Played. He has some chops, but what can we say when he keeps trying to exercise his "I'm not going to just go along with this!" muscles? He's another actor who needs to cool down a bit. ” - danhollow
“ Everyone seems to think it's hip to hate this guy. I'll admit that it's hard for me to like him. Every movie he's in, he always plays an a$$hole. Admittedly he sort of grew on me by the end of 30 Minutes or Less, but it still isn't enough. But if the guy can continue making and being in films, he must be doing something right. I'll let you know what it is, once I've figured it out myself.
So, uh....yeah. Stop the hate. Anyone can help me provide reasons not to hate him, I'd love to hear them.

I've found a reason to like him! Or more specifically, a movie. Up In The Air. It took me a few viewings and some research before I realized he was actually in it. He was the groom who got cold feet. The little conversation between him and George Clooney is quiet but moving. More amazing still, he hardly swears at all.

Just goes to show that everyone has redeeming qualities. ” - danhollow
Seth Rogen
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
“ Really needs to cool down and lay low for a little while. I think he's trying to do too much, too fast, too long. He has good movies, but also movies where he can just be annoying. Still, he has ability, both comedy-wise and acting-wise. I just think he needs some time off-camera to develop a bit more. ” - danhollow
Tommy Wiseau
Actor, The Room
Tommy Wiseau is an American actor, director, screenwriter & producer. He trained to be an actor at: American Conservatory Theater, Vince Chase Workshop, Jean Shelton Acting Lab, Laney College and Stella Adler Academy of Acting. In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in "The Room," a feature film that received the 2003 Audience Award at the New York International Film Festival...
“ Okay, so don't hate him. But do the world and good taste a favor, and don't watch his movies. Or her might make more. ” - danhollow
Russell Brand
Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw...
“ The man is funny, and he can also sing pretty bloody well, too. Yeah, he is basically a British Charlie Sheen, but his characters can be more redeeming. One thing you can always see in his characters in that there is a decent person inside. He might be stupid or messed-up as all hell, but he's not a bad person. ” - danhollow
Miley Cyrus
Actress, Bolt
Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has 5 siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope, given to her by her parents who hoped she would achieve greatness...
“ Oh come off it, already. ” - danhollow
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ I stand by my support of M. Night Shyamalan indefinitely. He has a style of filmmaking that is unique to him. For me, the best parts of his movies are the little details they have. Just small things that ring true for us on a very emotional and personal level. They are small, but that's what makes them worth defending. ” - danhollow
Michael Cera
Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School...
“ Hey, we liked him in Juno. Our problem was that he basically repeated Juno in everything after that. He's another guy that needs to take some time and develop himself a bit more as an actor. But don't just jump on the hate bandwagon. ” - danhollow
Tom Cruise
Actor, Top Gun
In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. Nonetheless...
“ I actually haven't seen too many of his movies, but I did like the ones I saw. Still, I hear a lot about this guy; scientology, Oprah, etc. Once I asked some of my friends "What does any of that have to do with his acting?" out of honest curiosity, because I didn't really know the details of any of those things. The only answer I got was "it doesn't, really."
Am I the only one that sees the reasoning behind that? ” - danhollow
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return, etc.)...
“ Yeah, he shouldn't act. At least not in movies. As far as commercials go, he's at least a bit more bearable than Hulk Hogan. Still, he has a nice personality. When he isn't overdoing it, he seems like a really sweet guy.
I don't have much else to say besides that.

Oh yeah, he has a doctorate now. ” - danhollow
Megan Fox
Actress, Transformers
Megan Denise Fox was born in Rockwood, Tennessee, to Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox, a parole officer. Megan began her training in drama and dance at age 5 and, at age 10, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where she continued her training and finished school. Megan began acting and modeling...
“ We attack her when she's up, we kick her when she's down. No one wants to give Ms. Fox a chance. To be fair, she had a good entrance into movies; she definitely made an impression. Granted, her little outburst at Michael Bay and a string of unsuccessful films (big and small) has helped her detractors find ever more fault in her. Maybe it's because her image seems to bring to mind all that's wrong with Hollywood in our eyes. "Looks are everything, talent doesn't mean squat".

I can't say I'm a die-hard supporter of her, but I have to admire the nerve she brings to her characters. There is a person under all that make-up, and she is one hell of a fighter. I for one think she deserves another chance to kick some ass. ” - danhollow