The Most Hated Celebrities In The World According to IMDB

Sandra Bullock

You’re laughing? Sanda Bullock thanked her husband in her Oscar speech only to be humiliated by the news of his adultery a few months later, and you’re laughing?

Sure, she plays herself in most of her movies but does it warrant being hated? Apparently so!

Rob Kardashian

Makes sense. Rob Kardashian does nothing. He sits around all day gathering paychecks for being Rob Kardashian, the only brother and black sheep of the dynasty.

What’s there to root for? Please, Rob, get on the treadmill and find a start-up or something. Let’s get you off this list.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner once called out Conan O’Brien on his talk show for saying “sneaked” instead of “snuck”, claiming “sneaked” wasn’t a word.

She was wrong. Sneaked is a word. And O’Brien took great delight in reminding her. Garner, meanwhile, looked like she’d swallowed a wasp. This is justified.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake provided many millennials with a soundtrack to their childhood and adolescence, and that’s commendable. But yeah… he is pretty annoying.

There’s nothing you can really put your finger on when it comes to why, he just is. Maybe it’s the squeaky voice.

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is quite inoffensive. He doesn’t get involved in beef. He stays away from drama both petty and political. This hate is purely a hangover from the Twilight days.

Back in the 2010s, you couldn’t move for him, Pattinson and Stewart, but that's behind us now. Is it time for us to let bygones be bygones and become Team Jacob? No.

Nicole Kidman

Is Nicole Kidman annoying? According to IMDb, she’s the 46th most annoying celebrity in the world. You can’t exactly cite her nationality, for example, because everybody likes Australians.

Maybe it was her marriage to Tom Cruise (also on this list) that rubbed people up the wrong way?

Willow Smith

Nepo baby. Annoying music. Career and money handed to her on a plate. Willow Smith’s only saving grace is that she isn’t Jaden Smith.

Is anyone rooting for any member of this family, especially since last year? We highly, highly doubt it.

Owen Wilson

Wow. Sad but unsurprising. Owen Wilson has infamously gone through some major personal problems, and in recent years has shown that he has the acting chops to do more serious roles.

Still, it’s hard for people to forget those early movies in which he was very much Owen Wilson being Owen Wilson. Give him a chance, guys. He means well.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank? Who did they poll, a bunch of cryogenically frozen people from 2002? You’re telling us there are people out there who actively hate Hilary Swank? Above the likes of Jake Paul and DJ Khaled?

OK, so her second Best Actress Oscar probably should’ve gone to Kate Winslet instead. Big deal. Touch grass, you haters.

Sean “Diddy” Combs

It’s like, pick a name and stick with it, you know? Sean “Diddy” (for now) Combs is hated by some for posing as something he’s not, which is a hardened gangster.

At the time same time, he’s also suspected to have been involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur. This is a hard call. Let’s just agree that his face is annoying.

Jennifer Aniston

It’s hard to conceive of a world in which people hate Jennifer Aniston but they do, to an extent. Why exactly is anyone’s guess.

There was an endless, and crucially bad, string of romantic comedies after the end of Friends that definitely irritated the masses. She also voluntarily dated annoying person Vince Vaughn.

Alec Baldwin

All of the Baldwin brothers are unlikeable. Loud and erratic, you never seek out a Baldwin story. They always find a way into your life, no matter what precautions you take.

You get this the most with Alec, who spends all his time fighting cameramen or going off on tangents - and that's before we even touch on the notorious Rust situation.

Jay Leno

In 2009, Jay Leno quit The Tonight Show and handed the keys over to Conan O’Brien, only to decide a year later that he wanted them back.

What followed was the Late Night Wars in which Leno was consistently, and rightly, dressed down by the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman.

Ashton Kutcher

Today, Kutcher is fairly well-respected thanks to a “serious” cinema career pivot. But anyone above the age of 25 will remember him as the brash and irritating face (and voice) of MTV’s Punk’d.

Seriously, watch any clips of him introducing a Punk’d prank while monitoring your blood pressure.

Johnny Depp

Even though Depp was found not guilty of the domestic assault charges filed at him by his ex-wife Amber Heard, it still tainted his image for many former fans and members of the public.

Before that, the actor had been universally loved thanks to his turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is reportedly worth $700 million. Does she deserve it? It depends on who you ask. Some view Jenner as someone who broke free from socialite shackles in order to become a businesswoman.

Others view her as someone who hired a team to create a business that could profit off her name.

Meghan Markle

Whether you’re a royalist or a republican, you have to admit Meghan Markle is a bit annoying. From actress to princess to royal renunciant, she's rarely been out of the headlines in recent years.

You can’t become a voluntary member of the world’s most famous family, agree to a televised wedding in an actual castle and then complain about not having a private life.

James Corden

At this stage, it seems almost cheap to call James Corden awful. We all know it. He knows it. Airplane and restaurant staff certainly know it. Hell, anyone who has ever interacted with Corden knows it.

The guy is by all accounts, horrendous to work with or even be around. 0/10 celebrity.

Ellen DeGeneres

After starting out as a comedian and sitcom star, Ellen DeGeneres was a daytime TV favourite for over 18 years before she was hit with allegations of toxic behaviour at work.

The smiley, cheerful talk show persona was debunked overnight, effectively ruining the talk show host’s career. She has yet to return to our screens. Who knows if she ever will.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is one of Hollywood Twitter’s most right-on voices. Imagine everyone’s shock then, that back in the day, her social media feeds were full of homophobic and transphobic comments.

A mental health advocate, Teigen also once told Courtney Stodden to “go to sleep. Forever.”

Jake Paul

This doesn’t need spelling out. Somehow even worse than big brother Logan, Jake Paul is what happens when a problem child is given a million dollars at the age of 16.

He’s a boxer these days, fighting mostly geriatric journeymen and other YouTubers, and we’re supposed to respect it as some inspiring career arc.

DJ Khaled

We’ll tell you why people hate DJ Khaled and it hasn’t got anything to do with music. He is the worst-ever guest on First We Feast’s Hot Ones.

Khaled managed to eat three out of the ten wings provided before throwing in the towel. “I didn’t quit,” he said. “I’m just choosing not to continue.”

Harry Styles

Rehashing a bunch of rock star tropes that were done 50 years before as if they’re brand new and shocking? Annoying as hell.

If Harry Styles’ entire public persona wasn’t governed by a team of stylists and PR, he might be something worth shouting about, but so far he hasn’t done anything to shake the manufactured-pop allegations.


Drake, cheer up bro. You’re rich, you’re successful. Millions of people adore you. Rihanna airing you for A$ap Rocky might have been a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s not the end of the world.

Enough with the pity parties. Trust us. The second you get back on your BS, this list will be bereft of Drizzy.

Jimmy Fallon

That fake laugh. My God. That will play on a loop in Hell if you’re unlucky to ever get there.

A lot of people have defended Fallon’s theatrics as good manners; something to put his guests at ease. A lot of people are wrong. Can the sycophancy and loosen your shoulders, Jimmy.

Bella Hadid

Fashion heads don’t like Bella Hadid mainly thanks to her plastic surgery. To them, it’s not only cheating your way into modelling but is harmful to young fans who aspire to look like Bella.

The Palestinian-Dutch model has since opened up about surgery and how she regrets having had work done.

Lil Nas X

Certain members of the LGBT community hate Lil Nas X over rumours that spread claiming he’s not actually gay and only purports to be.

The theory goes that he lies about his sexuality in order to progress in the music industry and get opportunities he wouldn’t have gotten as another straight rapper. This is all hearsay, obviously.

Russell Brand

What a bizarre and thoroughly annoying rollercoaster Russell Brand's career his been, from stand-up comedian and TV host to movie star to would-be political radical, before winding up pushing anti-science conspiracy theories on his now-deleted YouTube channel.

Things took an even darker turn in 2023 when Brand was accused by multiple women of abuse, confirming what many had suspected the man of for years.

Selena Gomez

We know at least one person who (probably) hates Selena Gomez and that’s her old friend Francia Raisa, who donated a kidney to the actor and singer after her Lupus diagnosis in 2015.

The two fell out in 2018 after Raisa took umbrage with Gomez’s “unhealthy lifestyle,” fearing that she'd parted with a vital organ only for it to be squandered by its new owner.

Joe Rogan

Gym-bro Joe Rogan courts a lot of controversy, thanks to a massively popular podcast that came under fire during the Covid-19 lockdown for presenting spurious theories as fact.

Positioning himself as a neutral figure, the podcaster and MMA commentator tends to talk to predominately extreme voices, whose extreme (and baseless) claims he not only fails to challenge but invariably agrees with.

John Mayer

John Mayer is too randy to be cool or accepted by the general public. Rock stars have to be randy, but it can’t take precedence like it does with this blues singer.

Culturally, Mayer has fallen off over the last decade. The last thing anyone probably knew him for was his relationship with Jennifer Aniston.

Andrew Garfield

We’re not too sure why Andrew Garfield is hated. An educated guess would say Marvel fans gatekept Spider-Man after the successful Tobey Maguire years and weren’t happy seeing some posh British guy filling his boots.

The subsequent success of Tom Holland in the role has only made matters worse for ol’ Drew, although many were happy to see him briefly return in 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry probably has a really nice house, but it’s come at a cost and that cost alienates many fans with the same movies over and over again.

Perry is simply redundant, creatively. He relies heavily on cliches and tropes that have been done way better by his contemporaries. Dressing up like a woman for a female role? Just hire a woman, bro.

Sean Penn

Shock: a liberal actor is widely hated. The thing with Sean Penn though is that he isn’t any old knee-jerk Hollywood liberal. He’s pretty far-left and seems to actually care about the causes he supports.

He is quite boorish, however, and that Madonna/baseball bat rumour didn’t help his public image.

Adam Sandler

Insanely popular, insanely divisive. Adam Sandler may have milked his fame by the early 2000s, releasing box office bomb after box office bomb, until defeating the final boss with Jack and Jill.

Luckily, the Safdie brothers decided to cast him in their brilliant 2019 flick Uncut Gems, which salvaged his reputation somewhat. Then he made Hubie Halloween.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie may have cleaned up her act but when she burst onto the scene in 1999 with Girl, Interrupted she was very, very out there.

First, there was that awkward on-the-mouth kiss with her brother James Haven at the Oscars. Then there was the PDA session with Billy Bob Thornton. Pinching Brad Pitt from much-loved Jen An was also a PR disaster.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron made a huge name for himself with the High School Musical trilogy in the 2000s. Unfortunately, he also made a huge name for himself among spiteful trolls.

Ugly dudes really, really don’t like seeing an attractive dude become a millionaire actor. Who knew? You can currently find him on Netflix promoting pseudo-science.

James Franco

There was always something off about James Franco. At the height of his fame, tales abounded of him being this ultra-intellectual renaissance man who read Proust while shooting stoner comedies.

Then, when the #MeToo stories came out revealing Franco to be a horrendous sexual predator, that already shaky reputation fell apart completely. He's barely been on screens since, and who can honestly say they've missed him?

Lady Gaga

Proud extroverts are always going to court hate, so it’s no surprise that Lady Gaga is on this list. What is surprising is how far back she is.

Has the general public warmed to the singer-turned-actress since she stopped relying on meat dresses and such? Huge if true.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian may be the most chill of the Kardashians but she’s still a Kardashian – and that’s enough for some people.

You would hope she’d slide off this list within the next five years as her marriage to Travis Barker continues to thrive. What miserable soul could wish anything bad on a couple involving a member of Blink-182?

Ryan Seacrest

Anyone who devotes their life to brown-nosing celebrities at every opportunity is impossible to like.

Ryan Seacrest has made a fortune doing what he loves, but is it worth the reputation he has as Hollywood’s biggest neek? Surely not.


No surprises here. The world loves provocation, but hates the provocateur. Since 1983, Madonna has been one of the biggest ones out there, deliberately goading the haters.

This was taken to the next level when she got butt implants and grills in her 60s.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes? That nice, country gal who sang that banger on Coyote Ugly? Who could hate her? Well, Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife probably.

Rimes got herself into scorching hot water after her affair with Cibrian was exposed. Since then, her reputation has gone way downhill.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is not a team player by the looks of things. In 2008, she said she didn’t want another Emmy nomination for her role in Grey’s Anatomy because the writing on the show was so bad.

Heigl went off to try make it in the movies only to fail (aside from comedy Knocked Up, which she then proceeded to badmouth). Soon enough she came crawling back to, you guessed it, Grey’s Anatomy!

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has always been a bit of an insecure party pooper, keen to board his high horse when an interview raises something he doesn’t like.

He’s been known to be hard work on a set, and even went viral in 2023 for sending his girlfriend a list of demands if she wanted to stay in a relationship with him.

Juan Pablo Galavis

On top of his negligent treatment of women on The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis can add homophobic comments and use of the R-word to his list of talents.

The bar is pretty low for dudes who appear on The Bachelor, but he managed to somehow sink to subterranean levels of awful.

Jennifer Lopez

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got, Jennifer Lopez is allegedly awful away from the cameras. Many and various are the stories of her treating plebs like dirt.

In one particularly notorious story, Lopez reportedly went back to a casino croupier to snatch a tip Ben Affleck had given them.

Pauly Shore

Some feel that Pauly Shore - briefly a superstar via such movies as Encino Man - was given a lot of the opportunities he didn’t deserve just because he was hot among idiots.

The comedian has also proven in recent years that he doesn’t take well to natural decline, blaming others for not having the same cachet as he did in the 1990s. Take the L, Pauly!

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian gets cheated on not once but twice (the second time while she was pregnant) and somehow ends up on IMDb’s list of most hated celebrities?

Clear anti-Kardashian agenda at play here, and we won’t stand for it. Until we move on to the next point and forget all about it.

Hayden Christensen

This is why we can’t have nice things. Hayden Christensen did his best in those Star Wars prequels. You could even say he obeyed orders.

And yet, some 18 years after Revenge of the Sith, our boy is still getting hate from both barrels. Pray that God shows you mercy at the pearly gates.

Julia Roberts

Fair enough, Julia Roberts is quite annoying – or at least once was, around the time of Notting Hill and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Why exactly? Who knows.

Some people are just annoying. They don’t have to do anything outwardly annoying to achieve that sentence either. Your pure aura can turn people off.

Jaden Smith

What has everyone got against Jaden Smith? Well, his dad just slid him into show business when he could barely crawl and he’s been in work ever since.

There are millions of actors struggling to pay rent and this guy just gets a free pass? His tweets are also pretentious.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes is ranked 18th on IMDb’s most-hated celebrity list, which comes as a bit of a shock, given that she hasn’t really been active in Hollywood for over a decade.

The last high-profile thing she did was engage Rihanna in a Twitter spat. Still, she has won some sympathy in more recent times due to reports of mental health issues.

Mel Gibson

How many times can someone walk and talk like a duck before we conclusively agree they are a duck? Mel Gibson should be higher on this list than he is with all the racist and sexist rants he’s gone on throughout his career.

A dinosaur of a man with nowhere near good enough a CV to possibly justify his personal life.

Taylor Swift

If Taylor Swift had moderate success as a singer she wouldn’t be half as hated as she is. But those Swifties… woof. When fanbases display cultish tendencies, it’s going to turn off neutrals.

If Kanye West stage-invaded Taylor today, he’d probably have a lot more sympathisers than he did in 2009.

Phil Robertson

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is easy to hate for many reasons. For one, he once claimed black Americans were happy prior to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

In addition, he once compared homosexuality to bestiality. That right there is all you need to ever know about IMDb’s 15th most-hated celebrity.

Anne Hathaway

When Anne Hathaway accepted her Oscar in 2013 for Les Miserables she cooed: “It came true!”

Now, a lot of us have said that when we’ve been handed our Subway sandwiches, but to do it in public, in front of millions of viewers? It certainly didn’t win the actress any fans.

John Travolta

John Travolta was the most beloved movie star in the world - in 1978. Then he was again in the mid-90s for a couple of years after Pulp Fiction. Since then...?

It's not so much that Travolta is a bad actor; it's more that every time we see him, he seems less and less like a human being. Or is it just us?

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson has put in some good performances since his tween-heartthrob days, most notably in the Safie brothers’ Good Time, before surprising many by returning to blockbusters with Tenet and The Batman.

That image of him sulking his way through the Twilight films is burned too deep into the memories of many people, however, which keeps him among the 20 most-hated celebrities.

Gwyneth Paltrow

A single phrase alone is enough to bring down a celebrity in the eyes of the public. With Gwyneth Paltrow (and Chris Martin) it was “conscious uncoupling” back in 2014.

A shame for Gwyneth, as she didn’t even coin the term. She learnt it from psychotherapist and author Katherine Woodward Thomas.

Kris Jenner

“Momager” Kris Jenner has her fans, but the ongoing rumour that she made her daughter orchestrate a leaked sex tape to create a billion-dollar empire leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many.

This, combined with the legacy of the famous-for-no-discernible-reason Kardashian clan, has made Jenner the 10th most-hated celebrity in the world according to IMDb.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan threw away a promising career in film to pursue illegal pleasures. In a parallel universe, Lohan remained on the straight and narrow and has an Oscar on her mantelpiece.

We’ll always have Mean Girls, though, won’t we? There’s nothing the girl can do to ruin the legacy of that film.

Kristen Stewart

She cheated on Robert Pattinson. Simple as that. In public, too. Ouch. Stewart has continued working and proved her chops in some good roles, but for many, there is an asterisk next to her name.

Kristen, how could you? Did you not see Robert Pattinson’s hair? Did you not realise he would eventually become Batman?

Chris Brown

Bit of an obvious one. Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna, then failed to show any signs of maturity in the decade that followed said assault.

He’s also displayed worrying levels of belligerence when confronted about his violent past, like when he smashed a dressing room window on Good Morning America.

Miley Cyrus

The Bangerz era, unless you were a backing dancer for Miley Cyrus or the victim of a brain injury, was unbearable to live through.

There were people who were actually admitted to psychiatric wards after her VMA performance with Robin Thicke. OK, that’s not true, but is it really out of the realm of possibility?

Simon Cowell

This high-waisted idiot turned something intrinsic to us as humans, one of the few things that separate us from animals and turned it into a nasty, inane competition to inflate his net worth.

The X Factor, American Idol, the Talent spin-offs… thank god for the dawn of streaming services.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf has been accused of assault, domestic abuse and battery towards his ex-girlfriend, the singer FKA Twigs. He already held a low ranking in the minds of the public, but this really put the nail in the coffin.

If true, those aren’t accusations aren’t the kind you can come back from with an Oscar-baiting movie.

Kim Kardashian

The final boss of ‘famous for being famous’, Kim Kardashian continues to spawn new haters with every career move, whether it be the release of a fragrance, clothing line or becoming a lawyer.

Some folks really aren’t willing to look past the whole sex tape thing, are they? She also married Kanye West, who many people also hate.

Kanye West

Only number two! Who’d have thought that given West’s 2022 meltdown? The rapper and producer has always courted controversy.

These days, however, West is more preoccupied with defending Hitler and making wildly anti-semitic comments than writing music. DONDA doesn’t count. That was 108 minutes of dreck.

Justin Bieber

Bieber is probably the only celebrity to have leant into the “Hey, I’m a passionate Christian now!” PR move and come out of it even worse.

The streets are never gonna forget the Biebs of 2013–2014, fighting paps, and drag racing around Miami. He is officially, according to IMDb of course, the most-hated celebrity in the world. At least his mama likes him!