Everyone dreams of living without consequences like these famously-teflon celebs who all have the cheat code to do whatever they want without tarnishing their brand, facing widespread backlash or losing fans. No matter how much you try to HATE them, you can't, because they're God's faves. Here are ten beloved celebs who can do NO WRONG (no matter WHAT they do). Take a look.
Chris Brown “Beat Em Down” Brown savagely assaulted a woman, somehow avoided jail time and moonwalked the hatred away during the BET Awards. At some point, he became God’s favorite and never faced consequences for anything. HATE Chris Brown? Impossible after he does 37 consecutive backflips in bedazzled combat boots on stage.
Jay-Z He called the Civil Rights icon (Harry Belafonte) who bailed MLK, Jr. out of jail and helped fund the movement a “boy” and A) no one in the industry blinked B) His fanbase defended him. Teflon.
Beyonce Queen Beysus has been sued (or put on blast) for trying to strong-arm co-writer/co-producer credits (“Irreplaceable”), accused of stealing visual concepts from other artists and knowingly performed for a terrorist. Outrage? NOPE. Backlash from Mothers' groups for lugging Blue Ivy around like groceries? Nope. Consequences from controversial Cuba trip? None.
Kanye West Everyone rooted for the dreamy-eyed college dropout who slowly evolved into a leather-obsessed fame monster whose every musical endeavor, WACK or dope, was hailed “GENIUS. Kanye performing in leather kilts? Daring. Kanye screaming into mics through feathery masks? High-art. Kanye telling other human beings not to talk, ever? Hilarious. Kanye’s blatant misogyny on “Yeezus?” Provocative. TEFLON.
Michael Jackson He’s the greatest entertainer that ever lived with inner-demons and drug and plastic surgery addiction that everyone ignored. For years, his “close” relationship with kids was the purple elephant in the room, and still is, regardless of the endless allegations.
Pres. Obama Ask yourself this: “Has my President kept his promises or am I just blinded by his super-cool, Jeezy-loving, Al Green-crooning, du-rag-wearing “first Black President” swag?” Either way, it’s nearly impossible to criticize him without being a hater (like Tavis Smiley and comb-killer Cornel).
Prince Purple Jesus is the ultimate Douche Lord who does whatever he pleases no matter how petty or condescending because he’s filthy rich, globally-beloved and immortal.
R. Kelly The musically-brilliant R&B icon frolicked around in creepy masks, called himself the Pied Piper, allegedly married an underaged Aaliyah and did unspeakable things to minors on camera. ….well, someone who looked exactly like him (but wasn’t him) did unspeakable things to minors on camera and we STILL let him cook.
Alicia Keys The struggle-voiced strumpet stole another woman’s husband, declared war against humanity with “Girl On Fire” and squawked like only she can at several high-profile events. More popular AFTER the shameless homewrecking than ever before? Somehow, yes.
Oprah White women LOVE her, Black women want to be her and none of the nasty rumors or attacks ever phase her. At times, it seems like she's truly untouchable. Photo credit: Topsy