You might expect a bunch of actors to be good at lying, but that’s not always true. Lying and deceiving the public is like breathing for celebrities to catch attention. Their profession often compels them to build up cock and bull story to stay afloat and become a trending subject. It’s all part of their PR strategy. Eight out of ten times they were caught for falsehood. Some were passed on as a joke but some lies roped them into legal troubles. This list mostly involves the light-hearted instances where the actors were messing up with fans. Find out the 10 times celebs lied and almost fooled us.
Miley confused everyone when she said that she was married to Liam Hemsworth. She was at an interview, talking about her male friends and how they treated women. During that conversation, she also added: “I’m so happy I’m married because you guys are cruel!”. Her response sent the internet into a frenzy and the news ended up on every tabloid front page. After this wave of excitement started to settle down, fans realized that they were fooled by Miley. This lie, however, did become a reality in 2018 when she tied the knot with Liam. The marriage lasted for only two years and the couple parted ways in 2020.
The “Twilight” and “The Batman” star is infamous for building up random cock and bull stories and leaving the fans dazed and confused. It’s getting harder over the years to buy anything that he says. Once, Robert Pattinson gave a horrible time to the directors of “Good Times” after falsely claiming that he gave a handjob to the dog on the sets. He also has a signature lie according to which he used to be a hand model for women during his childhood.
Netizens couldn’t stop talking about Ben Affleck after pictures of his back sporting a phoenix tattoo surfaced on the internet. The “Batman” actor commented that it was a fake tattoo that he got for an upcoming movie. It calmed down the air for a while but we never got such a film. Did the tattoo involve some embarrassing drunk story?
The Oscar-winning actor from “Joker” sent his fans into euphoria in 2014 after announcing that he got engaged to his yoga instructor. Joaquin, who welcomed a son with partner Rooney Mara in 2020, was only messing up with the audience for fun. The paparazzi were in the middle of tracking down the fictional fiancé when he revealed that it was a joke.
The “Fast and Furious” star took pride in mentioning that he was a part of a backup dance troop for the Beastie Boys. When rapper Ad-Rock was asked to confirm, he said that it wasn’t true. According to him, Adam Yauch had helped Vin Diesel to get access to a dance club once and that the actor must have misunderstood him.
While promoting her film “Red Sparrow”, Jennifer Lawrence announced that she would be taking a year-long break from acting to focus on social activism. After a month, her team revealed that she would return to the big screen as soon as she got a new project. Perhaps, it wasn’t a case of “lying” but only confusion and miscommunication.
Alfie Allen is popularly recognized for portraying Theon Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones”. He is the younger brother of singer Lily Allen who once wrote a song on him titled “Alfie”. Lily used to claim that she was also offered to play Theon’s sister, Yara Greyjoy on the show. She added that she turned it down as the script had “too much incest”. Later, Alfie brushed off the claims and said that she wasn’t offered the role.
During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, Terrence Howard mentioned that he held a doctorate in chemical engineering from South Carolina State University. But reports suggest that none of it is true, and Howard was only awarded an honorary degree in humanitarian professionalism. Some sources also add that SCSU does not even offer a graduate degree in chemical engineering.
Everyone knows that celebs don’t use the shampoo brand they promote in endorsements. But Oprah got caught with the lie in a rather embarrassing way. It wasn’t easy for the inspiring and powerful TV host to get away with it. In 2012, she posted about SURFACE while using an iPad. The Tweet read “Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts.”. It didn’t take the netizens long to observe that the tweet was made via iPad, where Surface isn’t available.
The singer was on every tabloid after images of his face with scars surfaced on the internet. Fans were tricked into believing that he got the cut while having a sword fight with Princess Beatrice. Later, James Blunt brushed off the rumours and stated that Ed got the scar while he was drunk.