Dumb Things Celebs Said During Interviews That Still Haunt Them Today
- Published: 07 October 2019
- From William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin's perhaps prophetic remarks before the celebrity college admissions scandal, to Kanye's 'free thoughts' on slavery, these stars could all use a media training session. Here are the interviews that came back to haunt these celebs.
It didn't take long for William H. Macy's interview with Men's Journal to come back to bite him. In the Q&A, Macy was asked to reveal the best advice he ever received, to which he responded,
"Never lie. It's the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they're never worth what they cost."
About a month later in March 2019, the college admissions scandal rocked newsstands. The scheme, which saw wealthy parents pay large sums of money to facilitate the acceptance of their children into the colleges of their choice, touched several celebrities, including Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, who was arrested for her part in the plot. According to E! News, Huffman was charged with
"Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. [...] [Huffman] made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter."
Interestingly enough, Macy, in his Men's Journal interview, named his wife as the person he admires most. He also noted,
"A little bit of vanity is fine — as long as you're willing to play the fool and look like an idiot every once in a while."
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William H. Macy | 0:16
Jane Fonda | 1:24
Mark Ruffalo | 2:42
Sean Penn | 4:25
Katherine Heigl | 5:27
Jesse Eisenberg | 6:25
Kanye West | 8:00
John Mayer | 9:09
Lori Loughlin | 10:08