We all know celebrities have some wacky beliefs. But did you know some of your fave celebs actually believe the U.S. government was behind 9/11? Some of them are the usual weirdos (is Woody Harrelson a truther? You bet your hemp suit he is), but some of the stars on this list might surprise — and disappoint. Come on, get a clue!
Say it ain’t so, Dr. Banner! The Avengers star, best known for playing The Hulk, is thoughtful, talented, progressive — and also happens to believe 9/11 was an inside job. “I’m baffled by the way all three buildings came down. My first reaction was that buildings don’t fall down like that. I’ve done quite a bit of my own research … The fact that the 9/11 investigation went from the moment the planes hit to the moment the buildings fell, and nothing before or after, I think, makes that investigation completely illegitimate,” Ruffalo said. Uh, you know you’re not a real scientist, right?
President Barack Obama
Whoa! It’s not just movie stars who believe this nutso conspiracy theory — the United States President also drank the Kool-Aid. He wasn’t always so gullible, though. “I was very surprised when I took office and learned that it was our own government that perpetrated the 9/11 attacks,” he told Buzzfeed. “At first I refused to believe it, but the director of the CIA told me himself. He showed me footage of the black ops team placing the explosives, and the selfie they took as they depressed the detonator, and a CIA agent giving a thumbs-up just before steering the plane into the building. So yeah, I’d say that’s what surprised me the most about being President — the 9/11 thing.”
Beyoncé is the queen of pop culture. So she probably doesn’t have many people willing to contradict her when she says something nuts. Still, someone in her entourage should have called her out before she said the following: “Barack Obama told me that the government did 9/11. He spent a long time deciding whether to reveal it because it could absolutely tear our union apart, but he’s decided the people have a right to know. There are going to be trials. This is real.”
Ooookay, Queen B, how about you stick to shaking that bootylicious tush.
Don’t know that name? Well, does The New York Times ring a bell? Dean Baquet’s the editor-in-chief of it, and he must believe this insane conspiracy theory, because he printed it in his newspaper in a big headline: “State Department Confirms U.S. Government Planned 9/11 Attacks; Dozens of High Ranking Officials Arrested, Flee.” Then a bunch of stuff about how the generals, politicians, and CIA agents who did 9/11 have taken over Nevada with a bunch of stolen nuclear weapons and they’re demanding that our democratic government dissolve and be replaced with martial law or they’ll bomb New York and D.C. — really, they will, they’ve done it before. Jeez, Grey Lady, take off the tinfoil hat!
Lord Lizard, The Lizard King
“Even I was surprised that the U.S. government was behind the September 11th attacks,” said Lord Lizard, ruler of the lizard people that secretly control humankind. “That’s usually the sort of thing we do, but we had nothing to do with this one. Crazy. All hail the Hidden Triad.”
And ONE Sane Celeb: George W. Bush
George W. Bush might not be the brightest bulb, but he gets one thing right: He has steadfastly denied that the U.S. government has any responsibility for the 9/11 attacks that occurred during his presidency. Finally, a voice of reason!