Being a parent is a huge responsibility and it is not something that should be taken lightly.
The choices that parents make can have a lasting impact on their children, and it is important that parents always put the needs of their children first.
Unfortunately, not all parents are up to the task, and this includes celebrities as well. The following fifteen celebrities have been identified as the worst parents in the entertainment industry.
Kate Gosselin – Carries Wooden Spoon To Instil Fear In Her Kids
Kate Gosselin is a reality star who is known for her aggressive behavior towards her eight children.
She has been caught on camera being rough with her kids, and it is reported that she carried a wooden spoon in her car in hopes of instilling fear in her children.
What makes Gosselin a bad parent is that she chose fame over her family and being a good mother. Fans of her show have stopped watching after seeing the kind of mother she is.
Joe Jackson – Used To Physically Abuse Michael
Joe Jackson is the father of one of the most legendary musicians of all time, Michael Jackson. However, he was far from a good father.
It is reported that Joe would allegedly beat Michael as a child in order to keep him in check with his music career.
The two never fully repaired their relationship, and Michael did not include his father in his will.
Woody Allen – Had An Affair With His Adopted Daughter
In 1992, Woody Allen left his wife Mia Farrow for their adopted daughter Soon-Yi. Farrow discovered the affair when she found naked photographs of their child in Allen’s things.
Allen and Soon-Yi got married in 1997, and Allen has never seen anything wrong with what he did.
This scandal caused a rift between Allen and his other children, as they were taken aback by the actions of their father and sister.
Alec Baldwin – Called His Young Daughter A “Rude, Thoughtless Little Pig”
Alec Baldwin, known for his roles in movies such as “The Departed” and “The Cooler,” made headlines in 2007 when an answering machine message he left for his daughter Ireland was leaked to the media.
In the message, Baldwin called Ireland a “rude, thoughtless little pig” and made several other derogatory comments.
Baldwin later apologized for his behavior and acknowledged that he had a problem with anger management.
Britney Spears – Lost Custody of her Children
Britney Spears, known for her pop music career, had a very public breakdown in 2007 that resulted in her losing custody of her two children.
Spears was seen partying heavily, shaving her head, and engaging in other erratic behavior. A judge ruled that her children should be placed in the custody of their father, Kevin Federline.
Spears has since regained custody of her children, but her actions during this time period were a clear indication that she was not capable of being a responsible parent.
Lindsay Lohan – Struggles with Substance Abuse
Lindsay Lohan, known for her roles in movies such as “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday,” has struggled with substance abuse for many years.
Lohan has been in and out of rehab multiple times, and her problems with drugs and alcohol have affected her ability to be a responsible parent to her children.
Lohan has also been arrested multiple times, which is not a good example for her children.
Charlie Sheen – Substance Abuse and Legal Issues
Charlie Sheen, known for his roles in movies such as “Platoon” and “Wall Street,” has had a long history of substance abuse and legal issues.
Sheen has been arrested multiple times for drug offenses and has been in rehab multiple times. He has also been involved in several publicized domestic violence incidents.
Sheen’s behavior is not a good example for his children.
Mel Gibson – Anti-Semitic and Racist Rant
Mel Gibson, known for his roles in movies such as “Braveheart” and “The Passion of the Christ,” made headlines in 2006 when he was arrested for DUI.
During the arrest, Gibson made anti-Semitic and racist comments to the arresting officer.
Gibson later apologized for his behavior, but the incident was a clear indication that he was not capable of being a responsible parent.
Michael Lohan – Domestic Violence
Michael Lohan, the father of Lindsay Lohan, has had a number of legal issues over the years, including several arrests for domestic violence.
Lohan has also been involved in a number of publicized feuds with his daughter and her mother, which is not a good example for his children.
Dina Lohan – Enabling Lindsay’s Substance Abuse
Dina Lohan, the mother of Lindsay Lohan, has been criticized for enabling her daughter’s substance abuse problems.
Dina has been accused of enabling Lindsay’s behavior by not taking a firmer stance on her daughter’s drug use, and for not being more supportive during Lindsay’s rehab stays.
Dina’s actions have been a contributing factor to Lindsay’s struggles with addiction.
Amanda Bynes – Behavioral Issues
Amanda Bynes, known for her roles in movies such as “She’s the Man” and “Hairspray,” has had a number of behavioral issues over the years.
Bynes has been arrested multiple times and has struggled with substance abuse.
She has also been involved in a number of publicized feuds with her parents, which is not a good example for her children.
Courtney Love – Drug Addiction
Courtney Love, known for being the lead singer of the band Hole, has struggled with drug addiction for many years.
Love has been in and out of rehab multiple times, and her problems with drugs have affected her ability to be a responsible parent to her daughter.
Love has also been arrested multiple times, which is not a good example for her child.
Toni Braxton – Financial Issues
Toni Braxton, known for her successful music career, has struggled with financial issues for many years.
Braxton has filed for bankruptcy multiple times, and her financial struggles have affected her ability to provide for her children.
Braxton’s financial problems are not a good example for her children.
Nas – Custody Battle with Kelis
Rapper Nas, known for his successful music career, has been involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife Kelis.
The two have been in a publicized feud over the custody of their son, and Nas has been criticized for not being more involved in his child’s life.
Nas’s actions during this custody battle are not a good example for his child.
DMX – Drug Addiction and Legal Issues
DMX, known for his successful music career, has struggled with drug addiction and legal issues for many years.
DMX has been arrested multiple times, and his problems with drugs have affected his ability to be a responsible parent to his children.
DMX’s behavior is not a good example for his children.