16 Times Celebs Were Wildly Out Of Touch With How Rich And Privileged They Are

Not Gwyneth doing the $29 weekly food budget challenge…

Have you ever noticed that some rich-ass celebs love to act like they’re not extremely wealthy, privileged, and well connected? For some reason, they hate acknowledging it, and it’s frustrating as hell.

Here are 16 times they were super out-of-touch with how rich they actually are:


When Kim Kardashian — who was born to super rich parents and got her break on a reality TV show — told working women, “Get your fucking ass up and work.”


When Kelly Ripa, who’s married to another millionaire TV star Mark Consuelos, talked about her son moving into his own Brooklyn apartment and said, “I don’t think he ever really experienced extreme poverty like now.”


When Grimes talked about ex Elon Musk and said, “Bro does not live like a billionaire. … Bro lives at times below the poverty line — to the point where I was like, ‘Can we not live in a very insecure $40,000 house?”

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When Finneas — the child of actors and musicians — said in a now-deleted tweet, “‘Shooting your shot’ is promoted widely and I think honestly, it’s a little overrated. Work super hard alone or with your closest friends. Make shit so good it speaks for itself. Don’t pester people to work with you, let them come to you.”

@finneas literally some people have to work to even shoot their shot. we have to have the mentality of being the appropriate amount of annoying to get to where we want. stay humble, man. we didn’t all bloom from privilege.

02:42 AM – 24 Feb 2020

Twitter: @thomsonbridie


When Ben Stiller argued that Hollywood wasn’t nepotistic, replying to a journalist’s tweet that critiqued a movie created by the children of famous directors/producers:

@franklinleonard Too easy @franklinleonard. People, working, creating. Everyone has their path. Wish them all the best.

02:00 AM – 28 Jul 2021

Twitter: @BenStiller


And when Ben Platt denied that nepotism played a role in the green-lighting of Dear Evan Hansen, despite the fact that his film producer father Marc Platt produced the movie:


When Chrissy Teigen joked about her mom needing to buy AirPods all the time:

my mom treats her air pods like they’re disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had….a cord

07:52 PM – 06 Nov 2019

Twitter: @chrissyteigen


When Jennifer Lopez posted her Rich People Quarantine™ experience during the height of the pandemic — you know, when people were losing their jobs:

We can’t go out to any restaurants or anything but the service and entertainment here is pretty good…😊 #StaySafe

06:11 PM – 18 Mar 2020

Twitter: @JLo


When Kendall Jenner talked about modeling and said, “Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do. More power to ‘em.”

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When Addison Rae joked, “I studied broadcast journalism in college for three months to prepare” to host a UFC fight:

I studied broadcast journalism in college for 3 whole months to prepare for this moment

12:27 AM – 10 Jul 2021

@whoisaddison / Via Twitter: @whoisaddison


When Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner faced backlash for their comments about COVID. Justin said to Kendall, “How blessed are we — a lot of people in this time have a crappy situation. They look at us, and obviously, we’ve worked hard for where we’re at. We can’t feel bad for the things we have, but us taking that time to acknowledge that there are people who are struggling is important.” Kendall nodded along with Justin and said, “Yeah, I think about it all the time.”


And lastly, when Dixie D’Amelio made the super privileged comment, “I fully got into college [in] August of 2019, and I decided not to go just because traveling back and forth was going to be a lot. I was also really scared because I saw someone make a TikTok, saying that they would play my songs at a frat party. That’s really what, like, turned me away from going to school because I don’t think I could handle that level of embarrassment,” she said.