Not My Finest Moment: 9 Celebrities Who Bashed Their Own Work

May 17, 2013  |  
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Now, no one can be happy with all of the projects that they put out.  Sometimes you go back and look at your body of work, tilt your head, squint a little and think:  “Why did I do this?”  It’s happened to all of us, but some are more vocal than others.  Here are a list of a few celebrities who weren’t happy with certain projects, and didn’t mind letting the world know how they felt.

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Jamie Foxx

The Oscar winner that is, the lovely Mr. Foxx has been vocal with how he feels about his work.  He particularly let people know his displeasure of the movie Stealth, and while promoting The Kingdom said that he was lying during the promotion for Stealth, when he said it was a good movie.

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Lupe Fiasco

Lupe has clearly not been a fan of a certain type of politics and the politics that goes into the music world is not immune to his displeasure.  After releasing the album “L.A.S.E.R.S.” Lupe expressed in an interview with Complex magazine that he both loved and hated the album.


One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album. I listen to it and I’ll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record — which is something I can’t separate — I hate this album. A lot of the songs that are on the album, I’m kinda neutral to. Not that I don’t like them, or that I hate them, it’s just I know the process that went behind it. I know the sneaky business deal that went down behind this song, or the artist or singer or songwriter who wrote this hook and didn’t want to give me this song in the first place. So when I have that kind of knowledge behind it, I’m just kind of neutral to it like, ‘Another day, another dollar.’ As opposed something like ‘The Cool,’ which is more of my own blood, sweat, and tears, and my own control. With this record, I’m little bit more neutral as to the love for the record.

George Clooney

The Fantastic Mr. (Silver) Fox has had a prosperous career.  In such a thriving career not all movies are going to be winners, and that’s how he felt about Batman and Robin. However, Mr. Clooney has a great since of humor and instead of saying “No comment” when asked about the movie, will address his displeasure of it (as will the director, Joel Schumacher) and it’s been said that he even joked that if people approached him about seeing it that he would refund them $10. It was a joke, and I couldn’t verify it, so please don’t go asking him for the money if you see him; and please don’t go saying:  “Well, that MadameNoire writer told me you would!”  Please don’t…

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Halle Berry

Ms. Berry has also had a long stream of acting success, but a few notable bombs.  But, she takes it all in stride, and even personally came and accepted the Razzie she won for Catwoman.  She’s also been candid on the set of the Chelsea Lately show, and expressed that the movie Dark Tide was a “Shyte movie.”

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Vanilla Ice

Rob Van Winkle, also known as “Vanilla Ice” popped on the scene as a rapping, gyrating, chump waxing phenom in the 90s.  The former rapper has publicly went to bash his hit song “Ice Ice Baby.”  Feeling like he sold out, but Rob Van Winkle has a loyal underground following and he re-released the song as a rock song and it has been popular on targeted radio stations.

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Miley Cyrus

Right after being Hannah Montana, and before twerking her little heart out, Miley Cyrus released the wildly popular song “Party in the USA.”  However, Miley has allegedly requested radio stations not to play it, saying that she feels like a sell out for releasing pop music, since she doesn’t listen to it.

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Katherine Heigl

Speaking of cats, it seems as though Katherine has had nine lives in Hollywood, seeing that she has complained publicly about a few of her high profile works.  Her complaints have been over “Grey’s Anatomy” material (even turning down an Emmy nomination) and Knocked Up. Both of these were viable successes, but weren’t Ms. Heigl’s cups of teas.


Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was always under the impression that Red Sonja was a classic.  I mean, it had Bridgette Nielson in it, how could you NOT think it was a classic?  …  It wasn’t until I saw a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger who claimed that Red Sonja was the worst movie of his career, and even punished his children by forcing them to watch it 10 times if they got out of line.  Luckily for his kids, they were pretty well behaved.


Charlie Sheen

During Charlie Sheen’s “Tiger blood” and “Winning” phase he openly bashed the show “Two and a Half Men,” leading him to his termination, and him coining himself an “unemployed winner.”  He’s back on television with the show “Anger Management” now.


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