The celebs certainly know how to keep things dramatic! While we love watching their well-scripted scenes, we much prefer hearing them speak their own minds. Check out some of the most controversial quotes about kids and parenting from a few of our favorite (?) celebrities.
Tom Cruise Says Vitamins Cure Postpartum Depression:
We all loved Tom Cruise rockin’ his tighty whiteys in Risky Business and as the emotionally-stunted sports agent in Jerry Maguire. And ooooooh, that love scene in Top Gun! But after Tom criticized Brooke Shields‘ use of antidepressants for her postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Rowan, his female fan base disappeared almost overnight. Here’s what the famous scientologist said to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush in that infamous interview.
These drugs are dangerous. I have actually helped people come off. When you talk about postpartum, you can take people today, women, and what you do is you use vitamins. There is a hormonal thing that is going on, scientifically, you can prove that. But when you talk about emotional, chemical imbalances in people, there is no science behind that. You can use vitamins to help a woman through those things.”
Tom has since apologized to Brooke, although he stands firm on his beliefs of antidepressant drugs. “He came over to my house and gave me a heartfelt apology,” Shields told talk-show host Jay Leno. “I was so impressed with how heartfelt he was. I did not feel that he was trying to convince me of anything other than the fact that he was deeply sorry. And I accepted it.”
Amanda Peet’s Fightin’ Words:
Amanda Peet thrust herself into the world of public controversy when she addressed the hot topic of childhood vaccinations. The gorgeous Saving Silverman star said, “I buy 99 percent organic food for Frankie, and I don’t like to give her medicine or put sunscreen on her.” She then commented on immunizations with Cookie magazine: “Now that I’ve done my research, vaccines do not concern me.”
And then the fightin’ words emerged.
Frankly, I feel that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are parasites.” When questioned about the severity of this last statement, she said, “I have a side that’s practical and into statistical evidence. I’m not a casual person.”
A week later, Peet addressed her controversial comment. “I still believe that the decision not to vaccinate our children bodes for a dangerous future. Vast reductions in immunization will lead to a resurgence of deadly viruses. This is as indisputable as global warming.”
Jenny McCarthy Says Her Son No Longer Has Autism:
On the flip side of Peet’s thoughts on the hot topic, Jenny McCarthy believes childhood vaccinations can be very harmful. The mother of one has said that vaccinations “stole” her child and caused his autism:
“Before the vaccination, he was huggy, lovey, snuggly,” Jennie told Us. “Then it was like someone came down and stole him.”
After finding a community called Generation Rescue through a google search, Jenny said she connected with other “moms about diet, nutrition, supplements, and detox, and they have done an amazing job of healing their kids.” She claims that Evan no longer has autism as a result.
I followed these parents and I’m so glad I did, because within a year of doing diet and nutrition with Evan, he lost his autism diagnosis.”
And what was Jenny’s public response to Peet’s parasite comment? “I think vaccines are one of the greatest things ever invented,” McCarthy told Cookie. “I used to be [Peet] before I had a kid with autism.”
Ricky Gervais Says “Stupid” People Should Not Have Children:
Although Ricky Gervais does not have children, he certainly has some interesting things to say about bad parents! The British comedian proposed a new method for population control: sterilizing the “stupid” people, he told UK’s Times Online.
While the 48-year-old funnyman said there are “too many people with nothing, too many unwanted children, too many people who are poor and struggling,” Gervais’ solution involves imposing a limitation on who should be allowed to breed.
Yes, based on … stupid, fat faces,” he said. “If there’s a woman in leggings, eating chips with a fag in her mouth, sterilize her.”
Katie Price’s Would Encourage Daughter Princess Tiaamii To Pose Nude:
We’ll end with a touch of class. Katie ‘Jordan’ Price recently told The Sun she’d be happy for her 2-year-old daughter, Princess Tiaamii, to follow in her nude modeling footsteps.
When Princess is 18 and goes to be a Page 3 girl, I’d encourage her. I’ll go: ‘Yeah, get them out for the lads’.”
Nothing like having high hopes for your children! The 31-year-old glamour model, businesswoman and British tabloid darling is also mom to sons Harvey, 7, and Junior, 4. If Princess’ career options include nude modeling, one wonders what Katie has been encouraging her boys to become.
Do you agree with any of these controversial celebs? Disagree?