16 Latino Celebs People Love To Hate
Even within our own community, there are people that everyone just loves to hate. Sometimes it’s because they rub us the wrong way, while other time it’s because they’re just horrible people. Let’s indulge our dark side today, and talk about some of the Latino celebs that we love to hate.
1. Kat Von D
Kat Von D was actually born Katherine von Drachenberg in Montemorelos, Mexico. She’s famous for her work as a TV tattoo artist, first on Miami Ink, then on her own spin-off LA Ink. She’s a famously divisive figure in the tattooing community for her fallout with Miami Ink boss Ami James- several members of the studio claim that she used a racial slur against James after she was fired. She went on to found her own makeup line but ran into trouble again earlier this year when she announced on Instagram that she would not be vaccinating her newborn.
2.- Stacey Dash
Most people remember Stacey Dash from her starring role in both the movie and the TV version of Clueless. The actress, who is of Bajan, Mexican, and African-American descent, recently pivoted from entertainment into politics. In 2012, she publicly announced her support for the Republican party, and since the rise of Donald Trump has been one of his most outspoken advocates. She was recently hired by Fox News as a ‘cultural analysis’ commentator.
3. Bella Thorne
Actress and model Bella Thorne’s Twitter has been blowing up recently after her insensitive comments about the California wildfires were picked up by the media. In her Nov. 1 tweet, she complained that she couldn’t make it to her boyfriend’s show because the 101 Freeway was closed. Actor Rob Lowe picked up the tweet and posted “This attitude is why people hate celebrities/Hollywood. Bella, I’m sorry you were inconvenienced. We will try to move out our dead quicker.”
4. Perez Hilton
Gossip blogger Perez Hilton (who was born Mario Armando Lavandiera Jr.) has been posting his hot takes on celeb culture and entertainment since his eponymous website opened in 2004. He’s been criticized for favoring celebrities that he’s personal friends with, like Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga, while simultaneously bullying others.
5. Juan Pablo Galavis
Although he began his career as a soccer player in Venezuela before moving to Miami FC, Juan Pablo Galavis is most famous for his stint on The Bachelorette, and then The Bachelor. He was eliminated early in Desiree Hartsock’s season but was brought back for season 18 of The Bachelor as the first Latino Bachelor. He quickly fell from favor after he publicly dismissed the idea of a gay bachelor season, saying “I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.”
6. David Blaine
David Blaine is one of the most famous magicians in the world- which explains his presence on this list. Most people think his illusions are simply visual trickery and roll their eyes when he’s quoted saying stuff like: “I saw something very prophetic … a vision of every race, every religion, every age group banding together, and that made all this worthwhile” after one of his endurance stunts.
7. Charlie Sheen
In 2010, Charlie Sheen had everything- a stellar movie career, and a lucrative TV gig where he was making $1.8 million per episode of Two and a Half Men. Then, his bad-boy image started taking over his life- he assaulted his wife and was investigated for stalking and threatening his former fiancée. The man who was born Carlos Irwin Estevez has become a parody of himself.
8. Lele Pons
Lele Pons, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela, was for a time the No. 1 Viner in the entire world. She’s spun her popularity into viral fame, become one of the most sought-after influencers on social media. Although she has many devoted fans, tons of people have left her social media channels after stories of her lying about doing charity work broke. She had been bragging about donating her hair to a cancer charity, but it turns out that the hair she was holding in that video was fake.
9. Alex Rodriguez
The lovable baseball superstar turned genius investor Alex Rodriguez has managed to make people forget that in 2007, he publicly came forward to tell the world that he had been using steroids for years. If he had admitted it while he was still playing, it would have resulted in the longest non-lifetime suspension in MLB history.
10. Jose Canseco
Another Latino baseball star who disappointed millions of fans by using performance-enhancing drugs is Jose Canseco. He made his confession in spectacular style, publishing a book entitled Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. In the book, he not only confessed to doping himself, but he also called out his teammates that hadn’t yet come forward.
Nicole Polizzi, who most people know as Snooki, caught the world’s attention as a hard-partying ‘guidette’ on MTV’s Jersey Shore. Although the entire show was about the cast’s Italian heritage, Polizzi (who now goes by her married name, Nicole LaValle), was actually born in Chile and was adopted as an infant by an Italian-American family.
Snooki’s Jersey Shore bestie J-Woww has also admitted to not really being of Italian heritage- she’s actually from a Spanish and Italian family. Regardless of her heritage, she provided six seasons worth of drunken guidette drama on the popular MTV reality show.
13. Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele has her share of haters, but most people are just jealous of her insanely incredible voice. Lea Michele hails from a Sephardic-Jewish background and has been a fixture on Broadway since she was a teenager. Glee was her first major TV role, and she’s since appeared on numerous TV series’, and has released two solo studio albums.
14. Nicole Richie
It’s easy to forget now that she’s grown up and calmed down a bit, but Nicole Richie used to run with a wild socialite crowd. Richie, who has English, Mexican, and Creole ancestry, was first introduced to the world through the 2003 TV series The Simple Life, which took Richie and her BFF Paris Hilton, and dropped the spoiled teens in rural Alabama for a month.
15. Jennifer Lopez
While most people in the world love J-Lo, she has really gone far away from her roots in the south-side Bronx. There’s no one in the world that could mistake her for ‘Jenny from the Block’ now- because they’re definitely too bedazzled by all the rocks that she got.