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Shameful! 12 Worst Celebrity Parenting Moments


  • Billy Ray Cyrus lets Miley ride his motorcycle without a helmet. 1 of 11
    Billy Ray Cyrus lets Miley ride his motorcycle without a helmet.

    "I look back at a lot of pictures of my little boy in the front of my motorcycle, Miley sat on the back, none of the three of us had a helmet," Cyrus admitted. "I would just go from terrain to the woods and mountains, the kids just hooping, howling, yelling and screaming. We never thought anything about it."
  • Alec Baldwin calls his teen daughter a “rudelittle pig.” 2 of 11
    Alec Baldwin calls his teen daughter a "rudelittle pig."

    If you somehow missed Alec Baldwin’s epically scary phone call to his daughter, don’t worry, the whole thing is online. To reconcile his public image, Alec appeared on The View, saying, “Obviously calling your daughter [14-year-old Ireland] a pig is improper and inappropriate and I apologized to my daughter for that,” adding that the whole episode was based on “deep and seemingly endless frustration" with ex, Kim Basinger.
  • Michael Jackson dangles his baby from a balcony. 3 of 11
    Michael Jackson dangles his baby from a balcony.
    It's old news that Michael Jackson once dangled his own kid over a balcony while touring in Berlin. What people frequently forget is his heartfelt apology. "I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children," Jackson stated to the BBC. “It was a terrible mistake."
  • David Hasselhoff is filmed drunk by his daughter. 4 of 11
    David Hasselhoff is filmed drunk by his daughter.
    In 2007, a video surfaced featuring the America’s Got Talent judge and recovering alcoholic stumbling around in a drunken stupor. Filmed by Hasselhoff’s teenage daughters, Taylor-Anne and Hayley, the film features a shirtless Hasselhoff eating a hamburger off the floor while being reprimanded by his kids. Hasselhoff has since apologized, stating, “I am a recovering alcoholic. Unfortunately, one evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse.”
  • Lynn Patridge is a sore loser. 5 of 11
    Lynn Patridge is a sore loser.
    After her daughter was kicked off Dancing With the Stars, Audrina Patridge's mother was caught on tape ranting about how her daughter is on her way to superstardom by stating, “That b*tch [Lauren Conrad] wants to bring it on? Let’s go!” Of course there was regret the next day when the senior Patridge issued a formal apology.
  • Britney Spears drives with her baby on her lap. 6 of 11
    Britney Spears drives with her baby on her lap.
    To her defense, Britney Spears claimed that she was caught driving around Malibu with her new son, Sean Preston, seated on her lap because of an aggressive paparazzi encounter. The pop princess told People: "I instinctively took measures to get my baby and me out of harm's way, but the paparazzi continued to stalk us, and took photos of us which were sold to the media. I love my child and would do anything to protect him." This did little to quell the ire of parents.
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter makes racial slurs. 7 of 11
    Dog the Bounty Hunter makes racial slurs.
    Duane "Dog" Chapman isn't known for his etiquette, but the professional bounty hunter crossed the line when the National Enquirer taped him calling his son's girlfriend the "N" word back in 2007. After the call hit the public, A&E announced that they were halting production of Chapman's show and the Dog himself was forced to apologize.
  • OJ Simpson writes about the murder of hischildrens mother. 8 of 11
    OJ Simpson writes about the murder of hischildrens mother.

    Regardless of your feelings about OJ's guilt, it's undeniable that his book containing a hypothetical description of the murder of his wife is offensive. While the book, tentatively titled If I Did It, was never officially published, the manuscript was leaked to TMZ in June of 2007.
  • Ryan O’Neal hits on his daughter at hermother’s funeral. 9 of 11
    Ryan O'Neal hits on his daughter at hermother's funeral.

    If grief wasn't enough, Tatum O'Neal, daughter of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, also had to deal with advances from her own dad at her mom's funeral. "I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me," Ryan
    told Vanity Fair earlier this year. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me &mdash Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."
  • Shauna Sand asks 9-year-old daughter if she wants to be in Playboy. 10 of 11
    Shauna Sand asks 9-year-old daughter if she wants to be in Playboy.

    Playboy model and former wife of Lorenzo Llamas hopes to pass along her...um...assets to her daughter. Last March, Sand was caught on tape asking her nine-year-old if she wants to pose for Playboy in the future. While the move knocked Sand out of the running for mother of the century, it put her daughter in contention for “Level-Headed Kid of the Year” with her sarcastic response: "Yeah, a little girl in a magazine with stripper shoes and a bathing suit."
  • Jude Laws child catches him in bed withthe babysitter. 11 of 11
    Jude Laws child catches him in bed withthe babysitter.

    Jude Law could probably have any woman on Earth, but he went for his children's caretaker. Giving his marriage and his kids the middle finger, Law's infidelities in 2005 were promptly followed by an apology stating, "There is no defense for my actions, which I sincerely regret, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this very difficult time."

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