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12 Hated Celebs Who Actually Don’t Deserve Your Resentment

By Tiffany White

Everyone has a celebrity they passionately hate for justifiable reasons. For example, there are a lot of reasons to hate Chris Brown, Harvey Weinstein, or Charlie Sheen. But what about celebrities who are hated for simply being a little annoying? Although Anne Hathaway makes us roll our eyes, does she truly deserve our intense loathing? Maybe we should all give today's most-hated celebs a second chance. Below, a few stars who aren't as bad as you think.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow

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People hate her for being an out-of-touch rich woman with an equally ridiculous lifestyle brand that tells women to steam their vajes and sells $15,000 golden sex toys. In 2013, a tabloid magazine officially dubbed her the "most hated celebrity," which surprised Gwyneth. "First of all I was like, ‘I’m the most hated celebrity?’ More than, like, Chris Brown?" she told the BBC. "What did I do?" 

And she has a point, too. Besides being a little pretentious and peddling bad health advice on her website, she hasn't really done anything. She's really no different from that obnoxious mom in your spin class who thinks there are "toxins" in vaccines. Even her divorce from Chris Martin was amicable and drama-free. 

In addition to all the charities she's involved in, from UNICEF to the Robin Hood Foundation, Gwyneth also isn't afraid to laugh at herself as the whole world trashes her. In 2017, she ambushed a skit with James Corden to poke fun at Goop magazine and yoni steaming, and in 2016, she admitted that infamous $15,000 golden dildo was "just to troll people." Say what you want about Gwyneth, but she's laughing all the way to the bank.