Having deep empathy for others, understanding what they’re going through, and giving them the support that they need is what sets apart a caring person from someone who might be more interested in their own gain. It’s the same no matter if we’re part of the 1% or living from paycheck to paycheck.
Celebrities and the rich are no different from us when it comes to questions of altruism. You have your deeply caring stars like Keanu Reeves and Tom Hanks on one side of the spectrum and slightly less empathetic public figures on the other end. Sometimes, though, people become so fed up with just how out-of-touch some celebs and the rich are with reality, they can’t help but call them out on social media.
Bored Panda has compiled this list of the most brazen examples of the rich and stars getting called out for their behavior to show you that wealth and prestige can’t always buy you a heart. Upvote the posts that you agree with and let us know who you personally find to be the kindest vs. most out-of-touch celebs out there, dear Pandas.
To be fair, though, nobody’s saying that all rich people are ‘evil’ or that all celebs are egoistic. Most are decent human beings. There just happens to be a handful who aren’t as friendly and philanthropic as their fans would like. I reached out to have a chat about out-of-touch celebrities with entertainment expert Mike Sington, from LA. Mike told Bored Panda that one thing that stars should keep in mind if they want to be more relatable is to avoid showing off their riches.
“If celebrities want to be more in touch with their fans, don’t flaunt your wealth! We know you’re often wealthy, but it does nothing for our self-esteem to see constant photos of the material goods you possess, your huge houses, or exotic vacations,” he said. You’ll find my full interview with Mike below.