The craziest celebrity excuses for failing at work
She’s too sexy for her work.
Emily Ratajkowski, best known for shimmying topless in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video, says her breasts are a bust in showbiz.
“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy,'” she told Harper’s Bazaar Australia, adding that, “people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big.”
The 26-year-old model-actress appeared in 2014’s “Gone Girl,” as well as the Netflix comedy “Easy,” but her career has otherwise struggled to take off, even as she has received backlash for attention-getting photo opps like taking a topless selfie with Kim Kardashian in 2016.
“What’s wrong with boobs?” she added in Harper’s Bazaar. ““They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue?”
It’s doubtful the breasts are the issue. In fact, this tops the list of most bonkers celebrity excuses for being unable to work. Here’s some of the craziest.
I’m too pretty. Before Taylor Hill became a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she told Teen Vogue, she heard such “criticism” in her modeling career as, “Oh she’s too pretty, she’s too tan, she’s too short, she’s too tall, she’s not skinny enough – and it’s crazy!” Poor thing.
I’m too tired. Lindsay Lohan, then 20, said she was showing up late and missing shoots on 2006’s “Georgia Rule” co-starring Jane Fonda due to heat exhaustion. But a studio executive called her out in a letter picked up by TheSmokingGun.com, writing, “We are well aware that your ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called ‘exhaustion.” She was also caught on camera in her 2014 reality show for missing an Elle Indonesia shoot because she slept in. The exhaustive excuses led to Jennifer Lawrence cracking on “The Late Show” in 2015 that she gets, “Lindsay Lohan grade exhaustion, but without any drugs or alcohol.”
My energy isn’t ready. Lauryn Hill was two hours late to an Atlanta concert last year, and later posted on Facebook that, “The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others.” And this is why she’s been consistently late for shows: “Because I care so deeply about the artistic process, I scrutinize, have perfectionist tendencies, and want space made for spontaneity.” You’re killing us (softly), Lauryn.
I have acid reflux. When Ashlee Simpson was caught lip-syncing on “Saturday Night Live” in 2004, she originally blamed her band for “playing the wrong song.” She later changed her tune to say that the whole fiasco was really the result of acid reflux, which made her voice hoarse and required the help of those recorded background vocals.
It’s Trump’s fault. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who briefly hosted “The Celebrity Apprentice,” blamed the show’s poor ratings and fleeing sponsors not on his own performance or the show’s, but rather on the series’ original emcee, Donald Trump, who remains an executive producer even as he’s the Chief Executive of the U.S. “It’s not about the show,” he told Empire, “because everyone I ran into came up to me and said ‘I love the show… but I turned it off because as soon as I read Trump’s name I’m outta there!'”
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