Celebs are heroes, tastemakers and parents to millions of poorly-mothered (and unfathered) kids in fame-obsessed America. Whatever the rich and famous do, society follows, which explains why every fad on this list grew into a “thing.” Here are the ten dumbest celebrity fads ever. Take a look.
Sizzurp TMZ almost murdered Weezy who died then didn’t die from severe seizures caused by your favorite rapper’s favorite beverage “sizzurp” (codeine + promethazine). Why anyone would drink a strong sedative/pain killer mixture on purpose, is simply unknown.
Snow Goggles Most Black people will never ski nor swim yet had a colorful variety of snow (and swimming) goggles to complement stocking caps, designer du-rags and FUBU jerseys in the late ’90s. Blame Ursher.
Backwards clothes Kris Kross had an entire generation wearing their clothes backwards. Romeo from Immature had guys wearing eye patches. Left Eye had girls wearing condoms over their eye. In retrospect, ’80s babies were just as wiggity wack as ’90s babies.
Unisex fashions In 2013, 38.9% of grown men either dress like white teeny-bops or “Freddie” from “A Different World.” At some point, metrosexual NBA players and rappers spread this disease among men. Liquidy meggings, leather capris and shimmery dresses? Why?
Face Ink Gucci Mane can get an ice cream cone with multiple scoops, lightning bolts and sprinkles tatted on his face because he’s rich and (somewhat) famous. If you did, you’d be forever unemployed.
Rick Ross mentality The gravy-sweating rapper/actor inspired the sloppiest, most pregnant-looking dudes to gallivant around shirtless like that’s perfectly OK. What used to be hidden is now forced on innocent people and that’s just not cool.
“Urban skateboarder” swag Five years ago, Lupe Fiasco was a Level 3 cornball for rapping about skateboarding (“Kick, Push”) and now it’s all “Cowabunga, dude!” everything in the hood. Blame X-Games Weezy. Photo credit: Instagram
YOLO Movement “YOLO” inspired an entire generation to make the worst possible decisions ever, at all times, because living responsibly is “boring.” Drink, drive AND tweet? YOLO. Photo credit: Twitter