29 Ugly Facts About Famous People From Now And History

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1. Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi refused to let doctors administer penicillin to his wife, which led to her death, yet accepted quinine to save his life.

2. Lyndon Johnson.

Lyndon Johnson, former US president, nicknamed his penis “Jumbo” and was known to display it in public.

One of the things he’d do was use the urinal, and if another guy walked into the bathroom, he’d turn around and shake his dick at them, asking “HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING AS BIG AS THIS?”

3. Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss had an affair while his wife suffered from cancer and depression. She killed herself and he married his mistress a few months later.

4. Grover Cleveland.

Grover Cleveland sexually assaulted a girl, threatened her if she went to the authorities, then had her publicly shamed when she had his illegitimate rape baby.

5. Henry Ford.

Henry Ford admired Hitler, and loathed the new (at the time) Hollywood cinema business because it was “run by Jews and increasing their influence.”

6. Mark Wahlberg.

Mark Wahlberg only served 45 days in jail for an unprovoked, racially motivated attack in 1988 that left one of two victims blind. He was initially charged with attempted murder.

7. Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso had several mistresses, one of whom killed herself, two of which became emotionally traumatized/insane and he was horrid to his wife.

8. Bill Murray.

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Bill Murray’s ex-wife claimed he beat her, and he has never denied it.

9. Karl Malone.

Karl Malone impregnated a 13 year old when he was a sophomore in college, and refused to be a father to the child (who is now an NFL player).

10. Chuck Berry.

Rock-n-roll pioneer Chuck Berry hid cameras in bathrooms in a restaurant he owned to film women going to the bathroom for his sexual fetish.

11. Beethoven.

Beethoven is a personal hero to me, but he was not a very nice person. He had a terrible relationship with his sister in law, calling her “The Queen of the Night” and spent ten years of his life trying to take her son Karl away from her. Eventually he was able to tarnish her reputation to the point where he got custody of Karl, and was a terrible and abusive father to the kid. Karl had to wear a truss for a testicular hernia and Beethoven would pull him by it when he was mad. Also, those ten years where Beethoven was fighting for custody, he wrote almost no music, and this was between his middle and late period. Mankind lost of a lot of immortal masterpieces during that time.

12. Miles Davis.

Miles Davis was a woman-beater and kind of a crazy fucker in general. As it happens, he also made very beautiful music.

13. Men on British TV in the 70s.

It’s not statistically proven yet, but it seems most men on British TV in the 1970s were sexually assaulting children or young women. If not that, they at least got a bit handsy.

14. Thomas Edison.

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Topsy was going to be executed for killing three men (one of which abused her), so Edison volunteered to do it, using an AC current which he was trying to defame as dangerous. An AC electrical system was being developed by George Westinghouse, one of Edison’s rivals.

Topsy could have been put to sleep with cyanide, but Edison wanted to make a bit of a spectacle.

You can watch the video of poor Topys’s death here.

15. Arthur Miller.

Arthur Miller had a son with Down syndrome. Miller immediately institutionalized his son, did not visit him, and never mentioned him in his memoirs. (source.)

16. Bill Cosby.

Bill Cosby is believed to be quite a philanderer and has been accused of sexual harassment. I worked at one of the newspapers at Temple University and the editors were a virtual treasure trove of stories in which Cosby was either a class A jerk or trying to get zippidy zab in some coeds flappity flip.

17. Johnny Cash.

While he was in Nevada Johnny Cash murdered a man for no particular reason.

18. Martin Heidegger.

Martin Heidegger, the great German Philosopher, author of Sein und Zeit (Being and Time), was a Nazi. He only regained some bits of his dignity when Jean-Paul Sartre started citing him and giving due praise for his rigid works of philosophy. He’s a great philosopher, not necessarily a great person, though to be fair, his colleagues, students, and even his family were surprised with his decisions.

19. Halle Berry.

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Halle Berry was involved in more than one felony hit and runs. Let off with a slap on the wrist. Bitch can’t drive.

20. Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre beat the shit out of that lady for talking smack about NWA!

21. Martin Luther King Jr.

My great grandmother was Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary. They were having an affair.

22. All four of the presidents on Mt. Rushmore.


All four of the presidents on Mt. Rushmore were in favor of Native American ethnic cleansing. Then as an ultimate slap in the face to the Native Americans they enshrined them on Native American sacred land.

23. Frankie Muniz.

Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle is a tattooed, drunk degenerate that pulled a gun on his girlfriend and then threatened to kill himself in front of her. He speeds down a very residential neighborhood dense with small children and thinks he is a badass because he crashes cars on racetracks for fun. He has also hit neighborhood kids.

Source — I can see his house from my house.

24. Taylor Swift.

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Taylor Swift came to a cafe in Nashville that my friend worked in. My friend served her and she was, of course, incredibly high maintenance. Before she left, she said, “Who should I make your tip out to?” My friend was confused, then realized that Taylor was leaving her an autographed photo as a tip. My friend (and the management) thought this was so rude that they drew a mustache and shit on the photo and hung it up in the cafe. Long story short: Taylor Swift is an arrogant bitch.

25. Shania Twain.

Shania Twain came to my hometown for a concert and decided to stay for a couple days to ride a horse in one of our national parks. My dad was her bodyguard, to which he was told by her that he was not allowed to look at her or talk to her at all. Anyway, while she was riding around, this elderly woman came up to her and begged her for an autograph for her granddaughter and without looking at the woman or in her general direction at all, she told my dad to “get her away from me” and just kept riding.

26. David Bowie.

David Bowie took a 14-year-old’s virginity. She’s some groupie named Lori Maddox.

27. Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin was a member of a sex club called the hellfire club. Also, there were multiple human skeletons found under his home during a renovation of the home. Hard to say if he killed the people or if someone that lived there after him did.

28. Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand wrote most of her most famous works on speed. She had a prescription. Also, she wrote admiringly of the kidnapper and child killer William Edward Hickman.

29. Zach Braff.

When Zach Braff got punked they had a child actor put graffiti on his new Lamborghini When he came to the event a little to early he proceeded to beat the kid unconscious and kept hitting him after he got told it was for Punk’D. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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