From Selena Gomez To Kim Kardashian: 7 Celebrities Who Have Been Accused Of PR Stunts
From fake relationships to fake illnesses to fake babies...
It can’t be easy being a celebrity. From the constant paparazzi attention to the fact that trolls spend their days inventing new and creative ways to insult you, it’s a wonder that people even bother with fame in the first place.
And when their private lives become public property, it takes little to no time for fans to dream up random AF conspiracy theories behind their behaviour, health dramas, and even personal relationships.
The singer was accused of pulling off an elaborate PR stunt in 2013 when he collapsed onstage with breathing difficulties during a live performance. The incident occurred days after fans booed for showing up late to a concert, which prompted many to question whether his illness was genuine or not. Yikes.
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
Back when he and Brandon Flynn were still an item, some people assumed that his relationship with the 13 Reasons Why actor was set-up to help promote new album, The Thrill Of It All. This was proven to be untrue when the couple stayed together months after its release.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars were accused of trying to garner publicity for their E! show after they decided to publicly shade Kourtney Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima on Instagram. “The ratings on the show must really be low," one person claimed. "They are doing the impossible to gain attention."
Selena Gomez and Zedd
The singer has insisted that she “definitely had a thing” with the record producer back in 2015, but people began doubting their relationship when Diplo accused them of “faking” a connection to promote their track together, ‘I Want You To Know’. Crikey.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
While these two have definitely stood the test of time, people initially had doubts about the validity of their relationship as it came right at the end of Gigi’s break-up with Joe Jonas and at the immediate start of Zayn’s solo career. Hey, these things happen.
Remember when it was first announced that Louis was expecting a baby with Briana Jungwirth? Many One Direction fans speculated that little Freddie wasn’t even a real human, although we have to say, he’s recently grown pretty big for a standard-sized plastic doll.
The singer was accused of setting up a relationship with Tom Hiddleston to assert that she was completely over Calvin Harris. The couple were pictured in a variety of romantic locations, with the actor being photographed wearing that iconic ‘I Heart T.S.’ vest during her 2016 July 4th celebrations.
So there you go. Not everything is too good/weird/unlikely to be true.