ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

The crazy world of celebrity is mad enough as it is, but when you let children run wild in it all hell breaks lose.

Take a look at our list of the top 5 most outrageous child stars and be thankful that you weren't dragged up Hollywood style!

1. Willow and Jaden Smith

Jaden and Willow Smith are well known for running wild around Hollywood, but you can't blame them. Their parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinket-Smith, have been explicit about the fact that they have "no rules" for their teenage children. Jada explained that;

We don’t have rules. We come up with agreements. Kids are little people, and we’re in life to guide them. Trying to rule someone is always an illusion, and it’s no different with children. So it’s negotiations. I'm not saying it’s always perfect. I have my bloops and my blunders. But I'm doing my best

It is easy to get where the famous couple are coming from with their approach for child rearing.

But, after that Willow photograph and her controversial video for the somewhat provocatively titled 'Summer fling'. Not to mention 15-year-old Jaden's close friendship with the tearaway 20-year-old Justin Bieber and the pearls of 'wisdom' he spits out to his 4.5 million young followers on Twitter such as;

If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society

It doesn't look like these two rebellious youths will be slowing down any time soon, expect more controversies to follow.


2. Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo was launched into celebrity stardom by one fateful episode of Toddlers and Tiaras. This Southern girl's larger than life personality coupled with some enviable body confidence won her and her oddly named family a reality TV show spot;

Although the now 8-year-old Honey Boo Boo (Real name Alana) seems to be a happy and well adjusted child, Here comes Honey Boo Boo has not been without controversy.

On the show, Mama June and her brood are edited to make them seem like the crassest Hillbillies under the sun and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been widely criticized as ritual humiliation and class prejudice served up as entertainment.

There is also of course, the unsavory aspect of selling your kids lives and privacy for a quick dollar before they are old enough to give informed consent - which brings us nicely onto...


3. The Gosselin Children

Jon and Kate Plus 8 began airing in 2007 when the couples older twins were 7-years-old and the younger sextuplets were just 3. Although the show was one of TLC's most viewed programs - dragging in 9.8 million viewers for the season 5 premier - there have been huge concerns for the children involved.

When father Jon Gosselin left his family in 2009, the camera continued rolling regardless, with the series continuing as simply Kate Plus 8 (lucky the rhyming adult stuck around, eh?).

Many concerns were raised about the welfare of the children going through a traumatic life changing event in the public eye, but Kate Gosselin naturally claimed the kids were not emotionally distressed or exploited.

Jon however, had a different story to tell. Whether he was embittered by divorce or having a genuine moral crisis is unclear, but he told Oprah in 2013 that;

They’re just missing that piece, that piece of childhood that every kid learns when they’re on the playground how to make friends with people their own age. Yes, they got to travel the world, and yes, they got these fabulous things, and yes, they have trust funds, and they’re taken care of educationally. Great, but developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people, and they have problems with wants and needs and manners and morals and what’s right and what’s wrong. I think more so than someone who grows up off TV

When Kate Gosselin leapt to refute his claims in a 2014 interview with the Today Show, her twin daughters didn't do much to back her up...


4. Suri Cruise

Although little Suri Cruise herself hasn't done anything more controversial than attending a birthday party in minuscule heels, she was the center of one of the most bizarre Hollywood divorces.

When her mother, Katie Holmes, left Tom Cruise she sighted the wonderfully ambiguous 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for their split.

It didn't take long for it to wriggle out of the woodwork that Holmes was, in fact, leaving Cruise to protect her daughter Suri from the sinister 'Scientology'.

It was reported Holmes was convinced Cruise was going to send their 6-year-old daughter to the Scientology organization known as 'Sea Org'. A floating Scientology operation that has been likened to a military boot camp where the highest levels of Scientology are taught.

All of this was merely gossip for years but in 2013 Tom Cruise finally spoke out and revealed that his divorce was indeed due to Katie's fears about Suri being indoctrinated into Scientology.

Naturally, Hollywood's biggest devotee to Xenu didn't think this was a valid reason, but I am sure we all think differently...


5. Justin Bieber

Okay, so he isn't a child anymore, but he sure as hell still acts like one. Justin Bieber has to be the most outrageous child star that has ever walked our fair earth.

Reports of his out of control behavior started after his CSI appearance back in 2011 when Marg Helgenberger told the press that;

I shouldn't be saying this but he was kind of a brat. He was very nice to me. But he locked one of the producers in a closet and he put his fist through a cake that was on the cast’s table

And, it's only been downhill from there. Bieber has reigned a shower of eggs on his neighbors house, been photographed leaving a South American brothel, got arrested for driving under the influence AND been caught out with TWO racist videos in the last 12 months.

It doesn't look like this one will be growing up any time soon. But, will the blind support of the Beliebers ever cease?



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