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Top 10 Worst Celebrity Dads

2009-06-19 13:01
Bad dads
We list the baddest celebrity daddies in the world, starting from the best of bad to the worst.

10. George Foreman
This American two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and entrepreneur didn't only put his name on his Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine, he's also named his five sons after himself.  George has 10 kids, and five of them are called George. Two of his daughters have also been named in his likeness – Georgetta and Freeda George. Yikes!

9. Jamie Spears
Britney is still under conservatorship of her father, meaning he has full control of her assets. Britney's dad may have had good intentions when Brit went all psycho back in 2008, but we can't help but wonder if it's helping him more than it's helping her. Brit did make an estimated $35 million last year. Jamie's hand is firmly on that cookie jar.

8. Joe Simpson
Joe is definitely the creepy dad you're too embarrassed to introduce your friends to. In 2004 Joe commented on his daughters…uh…assets…"She's got double Ds! You can't cover those suckers up!"

7. Michael Lohan
Apart from spending a large amount of time in prison while Lindsay was growing up, Michael is determined to prove he's all about good, subtle parenting. Michael's blog is usually about his daughter and her lifestyle. I guess this is the only way he can communicate with her seeing as she wants nothing to do with him. On Lindsay's partner he recently wrote: "Personally, I think she is dark, hideous and a disgusting representation of humanity!" ouch!

6. Eddie Murphy
Eddie denied that Spice Girl Melanie Brown was pregnant with his child in 2006, and even after the paternity test proved he was the father, he still wants nothing to do with baby Angel Iris Murphy Brown who was born on his 46th birthday, April 3, 2007.
Eddie has eight kids.

5. Steve Hofmeyr
Steve has taken little responsibility for his "love" kids, even initially refusing to pay maintenance.  Bad, bad Steve.

4. David Hasselhof
David's 18-year-old daughter Taylor Ann videotaped her dad in a drunken stupor while he lay shirtless on the floor attempting to eat a hamburger in a Las Vegas hotel room.  Taylor can be heard saying "tell me you are going to stop".

3. Alec Baldwin
Funny guy Alec called his 12-year-old daughter, and when she didn't pick up, he left a now infamously awful voice message for, where he tells her she "doesn't have brains or decency" and calls her a "thoughtless little pig". Well, that's one way to kill your daughter's self-esteem.

2. Michael Jackson
Apart from the obvious child sexual abuse accusations (and the way Macaulay Culkin turned out), Michael's worst father moment was when he held his newborn son over the railing of his hotel room balcony. He also forces them to cover their faces whenever they're in public, and he calls his youngest son 'blanket'. 

1. Woody Allen
And the worst father of them all is Woody Allen who married his 22-year-old stepdaughter Soon-Yi Previn. Allen was 56 years old at the time. Allen was a father figure to Soon-Yi since she was adopted by his longtime partner Mia Farrow when she was eight years old. Farrow discovered the affair between her adopted daughter and her partner after finding nude photos of Soon-Yi and Allen. Since the relationship was made public, Allen's biological son, Ronan Seamus Farrow, has wanted no contact with his father, "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression. I cannot see him. I cannot have a relationship with my father and be morally consistent... I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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