Its common wisdom that you shouldn’t believe everything you read. Nowadays, that idiom should count double for the weird know-it-all advice that seems to pour from the mouths of holier-than-thou celebrities. While these people think they are distributing common sense, they seem to think that their fame puts them above knowledge and science while they spew nonsensical and often counter-intuitive advice. Note to celebrities: just because you’re famous and make lots of money doesn’t mean you’re automatically smarter than the rest of the world.
Just because Sharon Osbourne did an altruistic thing by helping form a colon cancer education program at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center doesn’t mean she knows anything about medicine. Her daughter Kelly admitted in an interview that there are no microwaves allowed in the Osbourne house because Sharon believes they cause disease.
The star of the TV show “Friends” thought she was being savvy when she recommended brushing your teeth in the shower to save on water usage. Ironically, running a shower head for 2 minutes uses 5 gallons of water…running a sink faucet for 2 minutes only uses 2 gallons of water, and that’s only if you keep it running while you brush.
Singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow doesn’t allow her children to eat anything with gluten in it because “it bogs down the immune system and contributes to chest colds.” If she ever bothered to learn the actual dietary science she would know that, unless you are gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease, gluten has zero impact on the immune system.
The famous newswoman has opposed the smoking of marijuana on numerous occasions, saying, “people on pot shoot each other, stab each other, strangle each other, drive under the influence, [and] kill families.” While plenty of violent people partake, there is no evidence that smoking marijuana causes people to commit violent crime.