Tag: “What a Creep”

What a Creep: Alec Baldwin (Rude Little Pig Creep)

What a Creep: Alec Baldwin

Season 8, Episode 10

“Rude Little Pig” Creep

 

Alec Baldwin is, of course, the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, who are all actors with varying degrees of success. 

He’s a very talented actor who moves between TV, movies, and stage with ease. He’s won a ton of awards including two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

He’s also a creep with a nasty temper who called his then-11-year-old daughter a pig, and he can’t seem to stop punching photographers and dropping gay slurs.

Trigger warnings: Paparazzi punching, gay slurs, and being an asshole

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What a Creep: Keith Raniere (NXIVM Cult Creep)

What a Creep: Keith Raniere (NXIVM)

Season 8, Episode 9

Rapist, Liar, and Cult Creep

 

Keith Raniere made national news in the fall of 2017 when the New York Times exposed the self-help guru as a megalomaniac, a fraud, a user of women, and a person who allowed (if not blatantly enforced) a secret society of women in his NXIVM group to have sex rituals and human branding to show his loyalty to him.

He claims to have one of the highest IQs ever recorded, to have been a judo expert at the age of 12.

By thirteen, he taught himself three years of college math.

That he can cure anyone from crippling things like smoking addiction to Tourette Syndrome. He told women if they had sex with him—they would see a blue light of magic in their heads.

He called himself “Vanguard” and created a self-help program called NXIVM which for thousands of dollars—could help men and women be their true selves and achieve enlightenment.

His office in Albany, NY had a retreat every year at the end of August called “Vanguard Week” where his most devoted followers from around the world would praise him.

Some of his followers included the wealthy & elite from politics, entertainment, and being lucky enough to grow up wealthy with no boundaries on your trust fund. 

He is also a total fucking creep who scammed people out of their money, dignity, and youth. He is a pedophile and a fucking asshole of the highest order.

Trigger Warnings for this episode: scam artists, sexual assault, cults, pedophilia, and shitty human behavior unchecked.

Sources:

Albany Times Union (2012)

Albany Times Union (2012)

Albany Times Union (2019)

South China Morning News

New York Times October 17, 2017

Vice (2020)

CNN (2020)

Forbes (2003)

Vulture (2020)

Los Angeles Times (2020)

Oxygen

Rolling Stone

HBO’s “The Vow”

Starz “Seduced”

Escaping NXIVM podcast/CBC”

The Ringer

Bustle

Mark Vincente Blog Post

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What a Creep: Pablo Picasso (Art Creep)

What a Creep

Season 8, Episode 8

Pablo Picasso 

Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His art career lasted 78 years, creating more than 147,800 works of art, including 13,500 paintings or designs, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 book illustrations, and 300 sculptures or ceramics.

Yes, he was an amazing artist, but he was a garbage human being.

Picasso was unfaithful to every woman he claimed to love, and, at least indirectly, drove two of them to suicide. He used them for his own self-serving needs, for inspiration, and then moved on to his next inspiration.

Trigger warning: Domestic abuse, suicide, and cheating, lots and lots of cheating

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What a Creep: James “Whitey” Bulger (Gangster Creep)

What A Creep: Whitey Bulger

Season 8, Episode 7

In his 89 years of life, James “Whitey” Bulger mostly did whatever the hell he pleased—and usually got away with it. The notorious Boston gangster held his hometown in his clutches as the leader of the Winter Hill Gang. He was involved with everything from racketeering, extortion, murder, narcotics, and money laundering. He was eventually charged with the murder of 19 people (that we even know about) after being on the lamb for 16 years.

His story was told (not very well) in the Johnny Depp movie Black Mass (the book is much better!) The character of “Costello” in The Departed (played by Jack Nicholson) was inspired by the story of Whitey Bulger.

(Spoiler alert) He wound up killed by a younger version of himself on his first day at a prison in West Virginia. His whole life he railed against rats and snitches—but it turns out he was one of the biggest FBI informants in the 70s & 80s which shielded him from the law.

His legacy of mayhem and murder continues in the culture of Boston and the number of supposed “good guys” who were complicit in his crimes will blow your mind.  

Trigger Warnings:

Murder, violence, sexual assault, and Margo’s frequent attempts at a Boston accent.

The main sources for this episode.

Whitey Bulger Wikipedia

NY Times

The Mob Museum

Biography

CNN

Boston Globe

NBC News

NBC News Boston

Boston Magazine

“Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger” directed by Joe Berlinger

The Irish Mob” (Amazon Prime)

“Manhunt: Kill or Capture”

Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerald O’Neill

Black Mass (film) directed by Scott Cooper

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What a Creep: Alex Jones (Conspiracy Creep)

What a Creep: Alex Jones

“Conspiracy Creep”

(Season 8, Episode 5)

Alex Jones has been called “the most paranoid man in America” by Rolling Stone and the “king of conspiracy” by CNN. “The Alex Jones Show” has approximately 2 million weekly listeners and is nationally syndicated on about 60 radio stations. He also founded InfoWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com. 

Alex Jones is a massive creep who has claimed that the Sandy Hook and Stoneman Douglas massacres were staged, vaccines cause autism, illegal immigrants vote for Democrats while selling “health supplements” and “survivalist” crap on his garbage show.

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What a Creep: Marlon Brando (Method Acting Creep)

What a Creep

Season 8, Episode 4

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando is one of the most celebrated actors of all time.  His performances as Vito Corleone, Stanley Kowalski, and Terry Malloy earned him multiple awards. He is considered a hero to artists to this day and his use of “the method” changed the way actors and the audience looked at acting as an art form. Marlin Brando was an actor’s actor.

He was also a mega creep who terrorized actors, directors and assaulted his co-star of Last Tango in Paris (along with director Bernardo Bertolucci).

The Trigger Warnings for this episode are sexual assault, domestic abuse, and mental health. (Please take care when listening)

Sources for this episode:

Marlon Brando Wikipedia

Daily Mail “Last Tango in Paris Actress Felt Raped by Marlon Brando”

The Guardian: The Last Tango in Paris Rape Scene Was Not Consensual

Washington Post: The Last Tango Paris Rape Scene Causes Controversy

The Guardian: “Marlon Brando Was Idol He Turned to be a Monster”

The documentary “Listen to Me Marlon” (2015)

Uproxx: Marlon Brando’s Creepy 1966 Letter to a Stewardess”

EW: The 15 Most Fascinating Revelations About Marlon Brando…

Yahoo: The 10 Craziest Stories About Marlon Brando

Brando Unzipped by Darwin Porter

Somebody by Stefan Kanfer

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What a Creep: Elvis Aaron Presley (Rock Creep)

What a Creep

Season 8, Episode 2

Elvis Aaron Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley is one of the biggest rock stars of all time and is known as “The King of Rock & Roll.” Beginning with his meteoric rise in the mid-1950s to his sad decline in the 1970s, Elvis is still one of the most popular celebrities in the world with his estate earning $80 million in 2018.

He remains the best-selling solo artist in recorded history. He has had the most songs charting in Billboard magazine top 40. He has the record for selling the most albums on the Billboard 200. He holds the record for most gold records of all time (solo artist) and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018.

There have been dozens of books and movies made about him and his life.

John Lennon once said he did not think the 60s were truly over until Elvis’ death. Bob Dylan described hearing Elvis for the first time as feeling as if he had busted out of jail.

His sexy onstage presence set America & the world on fire.  The world is filled with Elvis impersonators and his legacy will last forever.

He was also a major Creep when it came to women with much of his time focused on girls as young as 14. He could also be a mean asshole to his close friends, associates, stage crew, and family.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault, Predatory Grooming, and Drugs.

 Elvis Presley Wikipedia

Vice

GOAT (Australia)

Meauuw

Elvis Presley: A Southern Life by Joel Williamson

Newser

Elvis Presley: A Careless Love by Peter Guralnick

Elvis & Me by Priscilla Presley

The Elvis Blog run by Phil Arnold (the “Original Elvis Blogmeister”)

Daily Mail

 

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What a Creep: “Comedy Creeps” (Russell Brand, Chris Hardwick, Chris D’Elia & Victoria Jackson)

What a Creep

Season 8, Episode 1

Margo & Sonia Expose a Few “Comedy Creeps” Including Russell Brand, Chris Harwick, Chris D’Elia & Victoria Jackson

(Plus, we mention our favorite non-creeps!)

Hosts Margo Donohue and Sonia Mansfield host an open mic night of comedy creeps to kick off Season 8, including Russell Brand, Chris Hardwick, Chris D’Elia, and Victoria Jackson. Don’t worry, they end the episode with some comedians who are not creeps.

Sources for this episode include:

Russell Brand

YouTube The Russell Brand Show Prank of Andrew Sachs

New Music Express “Andrew Sachs Widow Wants to Punch Jonathan Ross”

Salon

Telegraph

Alternative Press

Buzzfeed “WAP Critique”

New Zealand Herald Russell Brand’s Sexist Parenting Style

Huff Post UK Katy Perry Dumped Via Text

“My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand

“Booky Wook 2” by Russell Brand

Chris Hardwick

Chloe Dykstra’s Medium post

The Wrap

The Wrap

The Mary Sue

Time

Wikipedia

Chris D’Elia

Chris D’Elia Wikipedia

CNN Chris D’Elia accused of exposing himself

New York Times “Netflix Drops Chris D’Elia”

Los Angeles Times: Chris D’Elia Accused of Impropriety

Global News CA

Variety: Chris D’Elia Dropped by CAA

Victoria Jackson

USA Today

Miami New Times

Salon

Wikipedia

Trigger warning: sexual predators, sexual abuse, and anorexia 

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What a Creep: Gwyneth Paltrow & GOOP

What a Creep

Season 7, Episode 10

Gwyneth Paltrow/GOOP

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most lauded actresses of her generation with an Academy Award for acting and appearing in the Avengers movies—probably the most successful series of films in history. Her books on healthy living and cooking are best sellers. She is a busy working mom and a successful business owner.

Gwyneth is also one of the biggest proponents of woo and iffy science which sends actual scientists and doctors into a dizzy. She laughs all the way to the bank while trolling like an expert along the way. Love her or loathe her—she provokes a reaction from people. 

Since this is What a Creep—guess where we are leaning? 

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Trigger Warnings: diet talk, eating disorders and body dysmorphia 

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What a Creep: John Kricfalusi (John K.) “Ren & Stimpy”

What a Creep

Season 7, Episode 9

John Kricfalusi (aka John K.)

John Kricfalusi, also known as John K., was the creator of “Ren & Stimpy.” From 1989 to 1992, he was heavily involved with the first two seasons of the show, including doing the voice of Ren and other characters. He’s also a total creep who was an asshole to work with and preyed on underage girls. 

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Trigger warning: Sexual abuse and child pornography

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