19 Extremely Entitled Or Privileged Things Celebs Did And Tried To Pretend Were Normal

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Being rich and famous comes with a certain level of privilege that most of us have never experienced. Some celebrities acknowledge this. For example, in 2020, Miley Cyrus told the Wall Street Journal, "I know I'm in a unique position, and my experience with this pandemic is not like most everyone else's in my country and around the world."

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However, there are also many other celebs who ignore their privilege — or act super entitled because of it.

Here are 19 extremely privileged or entitled things celebs did and said:

1.In 2022, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner were caught illegally parking in the accessible spaces outside their Pilates studio for weeks.

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TMZ reported that the studio's owner instructed them to park there, despite the fact that the spots were shared by all the businesses on the lot.

The models' security teams reportedly stayed outside, moving the cars and bringing them back after the workout class or waiting to move them when someone else needed the spots.

2.In 2013, Justin Bieber was gifted a monkey because a family friend knew he'd always wanted one. Then, against the advice of other people around him, he took the monkey to Germany, where it was confiscated and placed under quarantine. After Bieber missed the original deadline to reclaim it, the German government relocated it to a local zoo and asked the singer for over $8,000 in fees.

In 2016, he told GQ, "In Germany, that monkey’s endangered or something…but I had the papers. I even had it written out that he was a circus monkey and he could travel and all that shit. I had all the right papers. Things get twisted...[If I ever get another one]  I'm not gonna bring him to Germany or travel with it anymore. People are always like, 'Why did you get a monkey?' If you could get a monkey, well, you would get a fucking monkey, too!"

3.According to restauranteur and Balthazar owner, Keith McNally, James Corden was allegedly "extremely nasty" to a server and demanded that his table's drinks be comped so that he wouldn't "write any nasty reviews in Yelp or anything like that."

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Corden called McNally to apologize, but then he told the New York Times, "I haven't done anything wrong, on any level."

4.When Reese Witherspoon's then-husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over for drunk driving in 2013, she got out of the car and asked the police officer, "Do you know who I am? Do you know my name?" According to the police report, she also "stated that she was a 'US Citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground.'"

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The officer said that he did not know who she was.

Toth was arrested for a DUI, and Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct.

In an apology statement, she said, "I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation, and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer, who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police, and I'm very sorry for my behavior."

5.During the coronavirus toilet paper shortage, Khloé Kardashian TP'd her sister Kourtney Kardashian Barker's house as a prank.

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Sharing videos of the prank on her Instagram story, Kardashian Barker said, "So I haven't had this much excitement in months...This is what [my son] Mason and Koko do when they have a sleepover."

6.Amidst public discourse about the damage private jets have on the environment, Kylie Jenner posted a since-deleted Instagram picture of her and her then-partner, Travis Scott, with their individual planes. She captioned it, "You wanna take mine or yours?"

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She faced further backlash when discovered that her jet reportedly takes regular flights that are less than 15 minutes long.

7.After releasing her memoir, Paris: The Memoir, in 2023, Paris Hilton faced backlash for failing to take accountability for her history of anti-gay and racist comments.

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In the book, she wrote, "I said the worst things to and about the people I love most. I'm a genuinely nice person. I try to help people whenever I can. I love to lift up my friends and fellow creatives."

According to BuzzFeed News, she also said that her PTSD contributed to her "damaged" filter, but she did not speak further on how her words hurt others.

8.During the Real Housewives of Miami reunion, Larsa Pippen, who's a jewelry designer, told costar Dr. Nicole Martin, who's a board-certified anesthesiologist, "I have a real job, OK? Not like you — putting people to sleep."

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9.In 2023, Rebel Wilson and her fiancé, fashion designer Ramona Agrum, attended the opening of Atlantis The Royal, a luxary hotel in Dubai. They faced backlash for promoting the vacation spot when being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is still criminalized in the United Arab Emirates.

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10.Similarly, after Cristiano Ronaldo signed with the Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr in 2023, he and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, moved into the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh. Though cohabitation is illegal for unmarried couples in Saudi Arabia, the authorities will reportedly "turn a blind eye" to them.

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Renting a hotel room together was also illegal for all unmarried couples until 2019, when the ban was lifted for foreign couples. However, the rule remains for Saudi nationals.

11.During the early onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Bobby Flay — who is reportedly worth upwards of $30 million — set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his staff who were out of work while his restaurants were closed. He promised to match donations up to $100,000, but he later deleted the tweet he made about the fundraiser.

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12.When gatherings were banned in LA due to rising COVID-19 cases, TikToker Bryce Hall threw a series of big house parties around his 21st birthday. After multiple warnings, Mayor Eric Garcetti had his house's utilities cut to put a stop to the parties.

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13.Similarly, in 2021, Rita Ora, who was supposed to be in isolation after a recent trip to Egypt, bribed a London restaurant £5,000 to break lockdown rules so she could host her 30th birthday party there. Her security team also reportedly asked for the CCTV cameras to be turned off.

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After a police report confirmed that she'd broken the regulations, Ora apologized.

In a statement, she said, "I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement [sic]. Given the restrictions, I realize how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility."

14.Amidst the pandemic and protests following the death of George Floyd, actor Rachel Griffiths shared a since-deleted Instagram picture of her manicure. She captioned it, "Shallow I know …. America is burning people are dying … but still it just seems easier on the soul to watch all this happening with beautiful nails."

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In a follow-up Instagram post, she apologized, writing, "The last few days have been wrenching . My post early today leant away from that pain, but I understand in doing so it pained others ,who can't look away from what's happening — can't turn off and check out because it is their lives — their brothers, their sisters, their children. And it's not over 'there.' This [is Australia's] stain also. I did not intend to trivialize, just escape it. But that I understand is part of the problem. I am sorry..."

15.Introducing his new song, "Minimum Wage," on NBC's New Year's Eve, Blake Shelton said that he "had a great 2020" because he got engaged to Gwen Stefani. He faced criticism over the song, particularly the lyric "Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage," because 2020 was a year of record unemployment rates and other financial losses for many people.

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In response to the backlash, Shelton told CMT, "Whatever this backlash is, is just four or five people that probably don't know anything about country music. They clearly hadn't heard the song or read the lyrics. If they had, they couldn't feel this way about the song. It's literally a love song about how if times are tight and you ain't got much money — as long as you have love and you're happy — at the end of the day, that's all any of us can really hope for. You got it if you got that. That's all that matters. And if that's offensive to you, then we'll just have to agree to disagree."

16.While giving an interview to the Sunday Times from a large mansion in LA, Mariah Carey said, "I have to point out this is a rented house — I would never have overhead lighting. High hats, they call them. In my apartment in New York, it's all recessed lighting, chandeliers, candles. This lighting is abusive."

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17.While accepting the award for Album of the Year at the 2023 Grammys, Harry Styles said, "This doesn’t happen to people like me very often." He faced backlash because, since 1959, an overwhelming number of AOTY winners have also been white cis men.

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However, online, some fans pointed out that, by "people like me," Styles could've been referring to another aspect of his identity.

Seeming to respond to the backlash while accepting Artist of the Year at the BRIT Awards, he said, "I'm really, really grateful for this, and I'm very aware of my privilege up here tonight."

18.On Twitter, Addison Rae shared pictures of herself seemingly working as a reporter for UFC. She faced backlash for joking about getting the gig after dropping out of Louisiana State University to pursue her social media career, whereas many people with journalism degrees must study for years before applying for competitive jobs in their field.

In a follow-up tweet, she said, "Nvm, y'all got me fired."

However, ESPN confirmed to Insider that the influencer was never a full-time employee of UFC, but she did a few interviews for UFC 264.

19.And finally, on his podcast Let's Go, Tom Brady said that the Superbowl wardrobe malfunction that severely impacted Janet Jackson's music career was "probably a good thing for the NFL because everyone got to talk about it, and it was just more publicity and more publicity for halftime shows."

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He added, "Is any publicity bad publicity? That's what they say, so, who knows?"