10 Rebellious Celebs Who Play by Their Own Rules
Celebrities are expected to always look and act perfect, but more and more stars are refusing to meet these expectations. Instead, they are making their own rules and carving their unique paths to success. Hollywood has been shaken up by rule breakers, and although some might not agree with their rebellious ways of expressing themselves, these celebrities stand up for what they believe in.
We at Bright Side admire these strong personalities who aren’t afraid to speak their truth.
Pink has been breaking barriers and singing about feminism, female empowerment, and gender roles from the very beginning of her career. In the ’90s, when she began performing on stage, most pop music singers looked like Barbie dolls and were singing mostly about make-believe relationships. Pink certainly didn’t care about being a traditional female role model, and other musicians described her as a rebel.
She also stands up against body shaming, saying that her healthy weight is a result of being happy. “My hubby says, ‘It’s just more to love baby,’” she wrote.
2. Amy Schumer
The award-winning actress has never held back since she started her Hollywood career. Her unique sense of humor and one-of-a-kind jokes won millions of hearts.
Schumer doesn’t look like a typical Hollywood star and doesn’t seem to worry about it. “I’ve never gotten anything done because I’m, like, so gorgeous. I’m good-looking enough that I can work in the business. I get enough attention from men that I feel good,” she said.
The virtual 3D singer, Polar, is the textbook definition of a teenage rebel. She lives a double life as an average schoolgirl who transforms into a singer as the lights go down. “People want me to follow their stupid rules. But I am nothing like that. And no one will stop me,” she says. Polar’s new song, “Close to You,” is gaining popularity on YouTube. Starting on October 1, her songs will be available via all music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.
Bad gal, Riri definitely has a rebellious personality, and it reflects in her music, interviews, and certainly in her fashion choices. The “Umbrella” singer launched her clothing line, Fenty, which celebrates creativity and strength. “I love strong silhouettes, and for women to look confident, that’s what I want to achieve with this collection,” she said.
The award-winning singer proved that she doesn’t want to play by anyone else’s rules and took a 5-year break in the middle of her career rise. Although her managers were against it, Adele knew she needed to put herself first. “If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record and be in love and be happy,” she said.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus used to have a typical Disney princess look when she played Hannah Montana on an iconic teen sitcom. But the singer admits she never felt like herself back then. “From the time I was 11, it was, ’You’re a pop star!’ That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery, tight thing. I was made to look like someone that I wasn’t,” she revealed.
Later on, Cyrus found her style and became a rebellious fashion icon. “I don’t want to look pretty; I want to look hard-core,” she said.
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is one of the most unusual and unique artists, and she admits she has always been unlike anyone else. “Growing up, I was always told I was a rebel. People would say things like, ’You’re defiant,’ and ’Why are you dressed that way?’ But I continued to do what I wanted and wear what I wanted — because clearly, I haven’t changed,” she revealed.
8. Rebel Wilson
Her name speaks for itself, and Rebel Wilson definitely isn’t a typical Hollywood star. She doesn’t seem to care about looking awkward or silly and defends her right to staying true to herself. The Pitch Perfect star recently made headlines with her incredible weight loss journey. Wilson has opened up about how losing weight made her feel: “I think what’s been really interesting to me is how other people treat you. Sometimes being bigger, people didn’t necessarily look twice at you.”
One of the biggest rebels in Hollywood, Madonna continues to amaze us with her statement outfits and incredible performances. The “Rebel Heart” singer admits there are 2 sides to her personality: “The more rebellious, provocateur side and the more romantic, vulnerable side.”
The award-winning actress has used her celebrity status to stand up for equality and black culture. After she was shamed for wearing dreadlocks at the Oscars, she posted a powerful message on Twitter to fight against stereotypes. “There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair. Me wearing my hair in locks on an Oscars red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough,” she wrote.
Which of these stars is the definition of a rebel to you? Do you know any other celebrities who have rebellious personalities?