No, Spencer Pratt. You’re still on the annoying list.
Everyone has a list of celebrities that they just can’t stand. And while some have pretty much earned permanent placements on the list to the point that they’d have to go full-on Mother Teresa to justify pulling them off it, others have managed to meander their way into–in some cases, just barely–a little place in my heart.
Here’s my list of celebs who used to bug the bejeebes out of me, but now in the popularity contest of my mind, we’re all cool.
Hilary Duff: In middle school, I was always more Team Lindsay than Team Hilary. How about now? Well, we all know how post-Mean Girls Lindsay turned out, but I’ve really started to like Hilary Duff over the years: she seems like a pretty intelligent, nice person.
Maybe my change of heart is due to the fact that she’s not all up in my grill ever since she wriggled out of the tweenybopper Disney factory. Or maybe I just like her now because I’m not in middle school anymore, which has done wonders for my positivity.
Snooki: I’ve accepted the fact that Snooki is Snooki and that I should appreciate her because of her quirky, unique Snooki-isms. She is who she is: a very defined character. And I do love the fact that she doesn’t seem to mind that she has become a bit of a national punchline. In fact, I’m pretty sure she embraces it.
Justin Bieber: I think part of this is because his voice finally broke. The other part of this is because I don’t listen to pop music on the radio anymore. But it could also be the fact that I have a fifteen-year-old brother and I’ve started to notice that he has just a smack of J. Bieb’s mannerisms, which I find more hilarious than annoying…
Taylor Momsen: This one is a hard one for me because it brings up just, like, a hurricane of emotions! She was so freaking cute as Mary Lou Who and pre-crazy Jenny on Gossip Girl; then she got her hair cut in a mullet-tastic way and started having the ‘tude and wearing just her skivvies in public and my fake BFF Tim Gunn called her diva and a brat. But a part of me feels like I can’t hate her anymore because I actually like a lot of the music from her band The Pretty Reckless. I really didn’t want to, but then…things just happen.
Which celebrities annoy you? Have any stopped annoying you?