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.

#1

Elon Musk Gets Destroyed By Facts And Logic

Elon Musk Gets Destroyed By Facts And Logic

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

He was the guy who reopened his factory during the pandemic and fired people who refused to come to work. That's your "good guy Elon" for you.

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#2

You Dense Mother F...

You Dense Mother F...

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Yara Balabanova
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly, how is a poor person going to invest their money if they need it for food and shelter

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#3

Let’s All Make A Pledge

Let’s All Make A Pledge

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Same dude, same.

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Celebrity expert Mike noted that it's up to the wealthy to decide how much they want to help others. "You’ll find the wealthiest are often giving much of their money away because they want to, and they truly care. It’s something you don’t often hear about, because they’re doing it with the best intentions, not to impress others or promote themselves," he explained to Bored Panda that the reality is different from what we presume.

What's more, despite these positive acts of philanthropy, the rich often get blamed for 'not doing enough' and supposedly 'hoarding' their wealth. "People often focus on the negatives with well-known people, because it provides them with entertainment to knock someone down. I believe there’s often jealousy involved, too. It’s usually more unaccomplished people, hiding behind a screen, that look at taking down a celebrity as 'sport,' Mike said.

#4

"I Don’t Understand Marches"

"I Don’t Understand Marches"

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm so glad the suffragettes aren't alive to see this

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#5

Defining A Hero

Defining A Hero

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

'A sacrifice demanded by elites.' Sums it all up

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#6

Starbucks Gives Sick Leave

Starbucks Gives Sick Leave

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

again, these things are basic human rights, wtf is wrong with some people?

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Celebrity, pop culture, and entertainment expert Mike previously told me all about what stars are really like when you meet them in person. He’s met hundreds of stars during his career in Hollywood that has spanned decades, and he found that the vast majority of celebs are friendly, gracious, and kind.

“Don’t be afraid to meet a celebrity! The majority are smart business people, and they realize their fans who watch their TV shows, stream their music, and buy tickets to movies and concerts, are paying their salaries. They want to be nice to you!” Mike told Bored Panda earlier that there’s a practical aspect to being nice to everyone as well. Though most stars are truly genuine.

#7

Khloe Kardashian Murdered After Posting Advertisement

Khloe Kardashian Murdered After Posting Advertisement

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Viva Patata
Community Member
2 months ago

I love Jameela Jamil, and the fact that Porn Hub has to call on this bs...

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#8

Extremely True

Extremely True

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Not to mention that they make it tax deductible so whatever they donate they can claim back.

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#9

Capitalist Scumbag Thinks He's A Socialist

Capitalist Scumbag Thinks He's A Socialist

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

Elon left the group chat

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“In my experience, the one constant I’ve noticed is the bigger the star, the nicer the celebrity. The established stars have it down and understand the importance of the celebrity/fan relationship,” the expert explained.

Usually, the biggest troublemakers and mavericks are those who are new to the scene and to their popularity. “You usually only have a problem with the newer, up-and-coming stars. They at times don’t get it and may think they’re too good to interact with you. This attitude often backfires, and they realize if they want longevity, it’s actually not that hard to be nice.”

#10

Bezos Received A Small Loan Of 300,000 From Parents And A Million Dollars From Relatives In 1995

Bezos Received A Small Loan Of 300,000 From Parents And A Million Dollars From Relatives In 1995

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

It's always amusing how poor people keep defending the ultra rich who would kick them from their driveway if they laid there dying.

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#11

The Media Makes It To Be A Feel Good Story Over A Dystopian Nightmare

The Media Makes It To Be A Feel Good Story Over A Dystopian Nightmare

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

so true

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#12

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

I am a migrant in belgium. We were even told in my language classes for immigrants how we should not teach our kids our native languages "to let the kids integrate". We were literarly told to not speak in our language to our kids by the government!

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Hollywood’s Ultimate Insider Mike added that celebrities always have to be aware of how they act. They’re _always_ in the public eye, even when they think they’re not. Because nearly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, stars need to be more aware of the fact that they’re always ‘on display’ than ever.

“It does take some conscious effort on the celebrity’s part to be nice, just knowing every interaction, and everything they’re doing in public can be recorded. For some celebrities, in fact, I’d say most celebrities, being nice comes naturally. It doesn’t take any special effort, because it’s who they are as a person,” Mike said.

#13

Thanks, Ben

Thanks, Ben

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd be so glad if I never saw another Ben Shapiro tweet again.

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#14

Republican Logic

Republican Logic

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

Right wingers don't want us to be an actual strong country. They want us to be a global bully. What makes a population strong is education and access to healthcare - things they fully oppose.

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#15

Irs: The Final Frontier

Irs: The Final Frontier

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

A union office?

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#16

Quarantine

Quarantine

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

Ted Cruz is one of the most disgusting people on earth just seeing his face makes me sick

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#17

Half Truths Are All Lies

Half Truths Are All Lies

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K. Lange
Community Member
2 months ago

a good step would be to establish fix prices for standard procedures or medicine. That should still be in a profit range for the companies, but affordable for the average patient. For example for so common stuff like insulin.

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#18

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooh, I can answer that one - it’s because the elites didn’t lock the US down properly to begin with. May 2020 was when New Zealand went into restricted reopening because we had almost no covid left.

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#19

On That Day, The Burger King Pr Team Learned A Valuable Lesson About Twitter

On That Day, The Burger King Pr Team Learned A Valuable Lesson About Twitter

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

Sure, love pays rents and puts food on the table. Clowns

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#20

America, F Yeah!

America, F Yeah!

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

And in my country, school lunches are free. Waiting for downvotes and comments about all EU countries are socialist and we pay all of our income to taxes... No, we don't. All our taxes don't go for war industry, that's all.

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#21

American Not Realizing Crime Is Already Illegal

American Not Realizing Crime Is Already Illegal

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

surely he could have gathered his last remaining brain cells to figure that one out?

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#22

Really Oprah?

Really Oprah?

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly. I expected that having two masters in biology and speaking 3.5 languages (not bilingual in the 4th yet) would be enough for a minimum wage job. But not. It was enough for free intenrships and nothing else.

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#23

Lease Your Very Own Human!

Lease Your Very Own Human!

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This is very sad because giving prisoners the option of having paid jobs and learn new trades could be a great way of rehabilitating people and avoid that they become poor and resort to crime again after prison. But of course instead it just became a way of exploiting people for profit

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#24

That Generation Just Doesn't Have Their Priorities Straight

That Generation Just Doesn't Have Their Priorities Straight

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denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

Perfect response. Lol. Imagine trying to also blame us for not being able to sell their house. Lol. Well we don't have to imagine...they're doing it. Lol

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#25

'murica, F Yeah!

'murica, F Yeah!

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Noname
Community Member
2 months ago

we have the same excuse for not rising minimum wage to the amount that people could afford the basic needs.

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#26

Now *that* Is Bravery

Now *that* Is Bravery

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

STOP GIVING THESE PEOPLE ATTENTION AND RESPECT THEY DON'T DESERVE! They literally do NOTHING other than laugh with all the money their fans are giving them.

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#27

Public Relations

Public Relations

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Yara Balabanova
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean, why do a nice thing if you can't brag about it.. That just makes no sense /s

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#28

Good Old Meghan Mccain. I Assume She’s A Staple On This Sub

Good Old Meghan Mccain. I Assume She’s A Staple On This Sub

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

The conservatives love to fear monger the media loves it too bc ya know capitalism

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#29

*are Stealing From Us

*are Stealing From Us

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

They look like the typical supervilains in a superhero comic. Wait, they are.

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#30

Get Wrecked...

Get Wrecked...

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

It is funny how i never buy coffee outside, cook our meals from scratch and never take cabs and somehow i still managed to not have any savings.

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#31

Fox News Everybody

Fox News Everybody

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Yara Balabanova
Community Member
2 months ago

And why are people committing fraud with food stamps? Because they are desperate

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#32

A Better Headline

A Better Headline

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Lav Oravaf
Community Member
2 months ago

well said Kelly !

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#33

Seize Their Assets

Seize Their Assets

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

"feel normal" I mean who doesn't have access to a private island these days?

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#34

Rich Kid Profiting Off Humiliating The Unemployed

Rich Kid Profiting Off Humiliating The Unemployed

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Bill
Community Member
2 months ago

Face looks kinda punchable

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#35

Have U Tried This?

Have U Tried This?

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

- I'm depressed. - Don't be depressed. (There, problem solved!)

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#36

Thank You Mr. President!

Thank You Mr. President!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

The tangerine turd lies on average every five minutes when he speaks and even more when he whistles.

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#37

Nope, Too Expensive

Nope, Too Expensive

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 months ago

You will never get me into an uproar about my taxes being used to feed people or get medical attention to people. You want an uproar? Let's talk about my tax dollars funding politician's luxury purchases.

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#38

Fix The Problem, Not The Symptoms

Fix The Problem, Not The Symptoms

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago

But they want to take even more money from you, not to give you a life (and that they loose some pennies).

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#39

Oh, No! Anything But That!

Oh, No! Anything But That!

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

She was being sarcastic, but there are a lot of Americans who actually prefer their private insurance over a general insurance for all because "they ain't paying their good money so that one homeless f*cker can get medical care for free."

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#40

Broke Willy Wonka Musk

Broke Willy Wonka Musk

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Broke ass W***y wonka. Just writing it out a) because it’s funny and b) to see how much will be censored by BoredPanda.

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#41

Go To Hell, At&t

Go To Hell, At&t

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fu yu
Community Member
2 months ago

Hypocrite. How MAGA!

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#42

Ellen Thegenerous

Ellen Thegenerous

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

How are these ‘perks’? 5 days off is appalling (and I’m guessing your birthday counts as one of the 5). That Ellen, so generous, such a nice lady. 🤔🙄

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#43

Land Of The Free

Land Of The Free

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K Witmer
Community Member
2 months ago

We destabilize so many countries including our own in the name of Christian values hatred and money

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#44

Oh Just Imagine

Oh Just Imagine

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
2 months ago

I’ve read that article and “it’s f****d up that you have to wait for your parents to die” is THE ENTIRE POINT.

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#45

I Didnt See This On This Page Yet And It Belongs

I Didnt See This On This Page Yet And It Belongs

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

In other news, today researchers learned that water is wet.

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#46

Mmm Gold Food

Mmm Gold Food

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that healthy? Well, when you're rich you don't have to worry about your hospital bills

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#47

This Can Only Go Well

This Can Only Go Well

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm kinda split on this one. True, the world should be concerned about these rainforests and contribute to their upkeeps but not by taxing people. I vote that countries with the highest Co2 emission levels should be responsible for that.

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#48

They Fix It So You're Only Able To Lease The Things You Enjoy

They Fix It So You're Only Able To Lease The Things You Enjoy

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

And they show it as if there arent alternatives. Steam and GOG are a great example of how you can sell digital content without a subscription.

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#49

Forbes Getting Called Out For Calling Kylie Jenner A Self-Made Billionaire

Forbes Getting Called Out For Calling Kylie Jenner A Self-Made Billionaire

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Yara Balabanova
Community Member
2 months ago

It almost seems like most "self-made" billionaires aren't actually self-made. As if the American dream is a big lie and there are no equal opportunities at all

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#50

"I Have A Dream"

"I Have A Dream"

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

It's strange how rich people shamelessly ask poor people for money and it seems to be acceptable for a lot of people.

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