Young celebrities have a knack for getting themselves into a world of trouble, and while we would never wish harm to come to any of them, we’ve got to admit that it doesn’t make a lot of sense that these five have survived as long as they have. Call it misguided behavior, lack of parenting, or drug-induced, these individuals have certainly given their guardian angels a workout.
No. 5: Miley Cyrus
Miley is one smart cookie, we’ll give her that. How else could she have come this far on the limited amount of talent and ability that she’s displayed? If Miley is deserving of her riches, we’re not sure why at this point. All we see in the public eye is a lost little girl, who never had proper guidance, prostituting her image in a desperate attempt to shed the chains of Hannah Montana. We get it. You’re not a child star anymore. But if you’re a grown-up, you sure don’t act like one. While Cyrus does a good job of concealing any physically reckless behavior — aside from the salvia-smoking incident — she has also proudly declared herself a ‘mentor’ to our number four selection, which is cause enough for concern.
No. 4: Justin Bieber
Bieber’s antics have been well-documented as of late, following an arrest in Miami for drag racing and other illegal behavior, with the most recent being the discovery of pot and pipes by Georgia authorities who went searching through his limo. One look at Bieber’s father will give you some idea of where these behaviors come from. The old man is reportedly joining Bieber on his ill-advised exploits.
No. 3: Amanda Bynes
Bynes had a rough 2013. She had a Twitter fight with Miley Cyrus and was arrested for DUI. She became a textbook example of how not to use Twitter, and finally, lost all of her agents, managers and publicists. With her career effectively over and ample causes for concern in the public eye, we fear that one day Bynes will end up as another tragic example of a child star who couldn’t adjust to adulthood.
No. 2: Lindsay Lohan
Lohan’s reckless behaviors are well-documented in the media, though she hasn’t been as much of a problem lately. Still, she’s considered difficult to work with, lacking in dependability, and she’s certainly not above breaking the law and placing herself in harm’s way, with DUI, misdemeanor possession, and grand theft charges on her record. Until we see some positive press start coming to light, Lohan is still on the list.
No. 1: Shia LaBeouf
Any time celebrities get so hard up for attention that they start acting as over-the-top as LaBeouf, you can’t help but worry. Shia’s career controversies include multiple arrests for criminal trespassing, assault with a deadly weapon, and drunk driving, but it’s his most recent antics that are the most concerning. LaBeouf released a short film in December 2013. It was quickly picked apart for plagiarizing Ghost World from creator Dan Clowes. From there, bloggers noticed further plagiarism in Shia’s comic book endeavors and a variety of other creative projects. The resulting fallout has caused him to declare that he is ‘not famous anymore,’ which millions found out when he appeared wearing that phrase on a paper bag over his head at a red carpet event.
Which of these young celebrities do you think is in the most trouble?