The folks you love to hate?

August 11, 2011

Blog Guy, you haven’t written about any new signs of that onrushing Apocalypse recently. Is it safe to come out of the panic room?

No, you just stay put in there. An actual opinion poll informs us that Casey Anthony is now “the most hated person in America.”

She’s that Florida woman who was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter?

Yep, it turns out, 94 percent of the Americans who have heard of her dislike her. Oh, and 57 percent consider her “creepy.”

Ah, I get it. So you think it’s a sign of the Apocalypse that anybody scored so high?

No, the sign of the Apocalypse is that the public seems alarmingly incapable of separating fantasy from fact.

Second place in this poll went to a reality TV star named Spencer Pratt, followed by Octomom, the unemployed single woman who gave birth to octuplets despite already having six children.

Socialite Paris Hilton and Levi Johnston, the former fiancé of Bristol Palin also made the E-Poll Market Research 10 Most Hated list.

Are you starting to see the problem? There’s no internal logic to our venom. You can make the list by being accused of an unspeakable crime, or for just being obnoxious, like Howard Stern. Hey, it’s all the same to us!

I mean, let’s not overlook anybody. What about those S&P weasels who downgraded our credit rating? Don’t forget Bernie Madoff and Charlie Sheen. And does nobody hate the suspect in that Tucson murder spree, or do they just not know his name?

Oh, and another thing. How come people everybody despises can still find somebody to make out with?

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Combo left: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt kiss as they pose for photographers at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 1, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Combo right: Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton kisses Cy Waits during a promotional event for her shoe collection in Mexico City, March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Left: Levi Johnston (R), who fathered a child with Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin,is escorted by his bodyguard at the US Weekly Fall Hot Hollywood Issue party in West Hollywood, California, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Right: Radio personality Howard Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky, pose for photographers as they arrive at the world premiere of the movie “Green Zone” in New York, February 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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Was Pratt being a brat?
Was Hilton caught feeding Stilton to Bill Clinton?
Was Johnston guilty of masquerading as one of the ton?
Was Stern ostracized of being a kern?

p.s: Paris Hilton ref. purely for rhyming reasons..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Haven’t you heard…some guy who sports a green Mohawk just announced a startup called, which is a new “Hot or Not” people-rating platform. We don’t need him, we’ve got the OE Blog…WAY better!

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Fathering a child with Bristol Palin would require being, well at least reasonably close to her, and her nutbag mother and the rest of the clan.
Not sure if this guy needs a medal for that, or whether it could be considered a cry for help.
Probably both.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

LOl. Yes I do sport a green mohawk… but sometimes it is also pink. I think our people rating plugin would be killer for OE. Srsly. <3

Posted by lymanantor | Report as abusive

Boy, those Reuters photograhers get around, don’t they? If I ever see one of them pointing a lens at me (unlikely) or my sister imma gonna run for the hills. Of course, if my pic ended up in the GFM and DS, that’s a different story. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

why does Mr. Teen Pregnancy need a bodyguard? Oh, that’s right…grandma is a gun totin’ mamma grizzly.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Wait just a gosh darn minute! You mean to tell me if I can find someone who hates me, I can find someone to make out with? Oh, it would be someone icky? Never mind.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

How does one get to be a respondent on the “E-Score Celebrity poll”? I bet I could screw up their statistics good and proper.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

One, wouldnt be less icky if you hate them back…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Why is “hum” a tag word? Is it because us readers like to hum a jolly tune whilst reading the blog and nomming our doughnuts?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

The world seems to hate Casey Anthony! She was spotted today in Las Vegas through Sin City is going to get her!

Posted by backspace | Report as abusive

Was she gamboling there, Backspace? Having gone to Las Vegas on business, I can share my nickname for it — Stupidity City. Gambling there is a tax on being mathematically challenged.

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George and Cindy Anthony spotted shopping in Statesville, NC. Store had to get security!

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