Ten people who should take a cue from John Mayer and STFU

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The recent verbal missteps made by John Mayer and his subsequent radio silence got us thinking about a number of other people who've been vomiting in our ears lately, that would do well to take a cue from him, and STFU. Look, we understand that being a celebrity is probably not easy, but not being a douche bag all the time really can't be that hard, can it?

In honor of Mr. Mayer (who brings his Battle Studies Tour to the Pepsi Center tonight with Michael Franti & Spearhead), here's ten more celebrities that would be better off if they just didn't speak.

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10. Kanye West
Kanye West has actually been pretty quiet, recently. So consider this a preemptive STFU request. With a new album on the horizon and some new sunglasses in tow, we imagine Kanye will have plenty of self-referential gloating to challenge our attention spans over the coming months.

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9. Sean Penn
Sean Penn told us (critics) that he hoped we would "die screaming of rectal cancer." We're not really into that idea, and we're hoping he wasn't including music dorks in that equation. Either way, we thought it was a bit rude; we don't make a habit of saying things like, "We hope pretentious leftist actors die screaming of cancer." So why should he?

8. Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson doesn't really do things wrong, so much as she simply thinks we give a shit about what she has to say about everything. She weighed in on the Kanye thing saying, "What happened to you as a child? Did you not get hugged enough?" She even weighed in on Scott Borchetta, whoever the hell that is. Either way, we don't particularly care what Kelly Clarkson has to say, but we're also going to predict she has her own talk show within the next five years.

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7. Bobby Kotick
We're aware this one might be a little niche for this list, but we've just got to say it, nonetheless: Bobby Kotick? You're in serious need of some duct tape for your mouth. Whether it's the lovely quote about how you'd like to "take all the fun out of making video games," or, "If it was left to me, I would raise prices even further." Maybe it's how your company just fired two major creative talents, or maybe we're just sick of seeing advertisements for your stupid video game franchises on the TV all the time. Either way, you, Activision, and your billion dollar franchises need to shut up. You're beginning to run your companies a bit like the record industry, and we all know how that turned out.

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6. Kirstie Alley
We're a bit hesitant to take any type of weight loss advice from Kirstie Alley, whose previous weight loss technique apparently had to do with taking a bunch of coke. We're even more hesitant to take any advice from someone who is known to have connections with the church of Scientology, and who's newest weight-loss program, Organic Liaison, seems to have a little too much in common with the purification rundown. We're not saying Cheers wasn't great and all; we're saying Kirstie Alley seriously needs to disappear off the face of the planet and ascend to alien worlds or whatever -- as long as we don't see her anymore.



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