Celebrities are really just people. There’s no greater evidence of this than their flaws. We’ve all been sat there at a pub or in the office having made conversation with a normal person only to realise—halfway through—that this person is absolutely nuts. They’ll meander from pleasantries about the weather or talking about a film you both enjoyed when they’ll say something like,
“And it’s almost as silly as believing the Earth is round! Ha! What those lizard-people try to trick us into believing…” And you’ll just be left there wondering how to move the conversation forward. Well, it turns out that kind of thinking isn’t just for normal people. It’s for celebs too! There are some really… out there celebrities and they believe all kind of nonsense. And we’ve collected five of the weirdest out there! Be warned, you might not be able to look at them the same way again!
Terrence Howard stands out on this list because… well he’s just that crazy. Terrence Howard firmly believes that 1 x 1 = 2. He’s so adamant that this is true that he has spent years developing a new type of maths that he insists will revolutionise science forever. The name of this new maths? Terryology! He spends 17 hours a day making plastic sculptures that prove Terryology is real, but won’t reveal any of the details until he can patent it and stop others stealing his magic knowledge.
Noel Edmonds is a particular entry to the list because his beliefs have a certain kind of spite to them. Noel Edmonds firmly believes that positive thinking cures cancer. Specifically, he believes in the power of a small metal box that when stood on causes magic electricity to fix your illnesses through the power of belief. Believing in positive thinking isn’t a bad thing but the problem comes when you double down on the idea and start to believe that people who suffer just aren’t positive enough. That can have a nasty side effect of making you think that people deserve to get cancer and AIDS and other horrible things. Noel Edmonds demonstrated this perfectly when he argued with a twitter user who suffers from cancer and told him, “Scientific fact-disease is caused by negative energy. Is it possible your ill health is caused by your negative attitude?” So… this guy got his cancer by thinking negatively? Bit of a d*ck move Noel. Bit of a d*ck move.
Freddie Flintoff is an international cricketer and famed UK TV presence. He is also a flat Earther. Oh yes. He firmly believes the Earth is flat, not round, and that if you sailed far enough you’d just plop off the edge. The best thing about flat Earthers is the way they ‘prove’ their theory and Freddie does not disappoint. “If you’re in a helicopter and you hover, why does the Earth not [rotate under you] if it’s round?,” he told reporters. Adding, “Why would water stay still if we’re hurtling through space? Why is it not wobbling?” Freddie, have you seen the sea!? It’s nothing but wobbly.
Jim Carrey was always going to be weird. You don’t make Ace Ventura if you’re normal. But for a while he just seemed… energetic. But then things picked when he started going all anti-vaxxer on us, tweeting “California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped,” in 2015. After that he gave a series of absolutely bizarre interviews where he philosophised a load of nonsense about how “meaningless” everything is. And then… well there’s this gem of a tweet!
“#BOING WORLD! I’m so grateful 2 u who bounce the big blue ball with me but I’ve had it with u who need 2 chalk me up as crazy...The truth is I’m an intuitive,creative,and spiritual person.I'm healthier,smarter,and YES much more sane than u who say I’m crazy...I’m so sane in fact,that I have managed to transcend the pettiness of your kind my whole life! U suppressive types who r so afraid…that some1 might create something with lasting impact in this world, something u cannot find the faith or the courage to dream of…and so you serve no purpose except to get in the way of those who bounce this big blue ball.”
So it’s not just in Ace Ventura where Jim talks out of his ass.