Respected Historical Figures Who Were Actually Pretty Awful

Nobody’s perfect, but some people aren’t even
close, and that includes some of the most beloved figures in all of history. Sure, they look great at first glance, but
a closer look reveals that these respected historical figures were actually terrible
people. Screen legend John Wayne’s reputation as an
upstanding man’s man gets tainted real fast once you hear his views on anyone who wasn’t
white. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, he actually
said, “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks
are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions
of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” Wayne also railed against black people getting
too many opportunities, complaining that Hollywood studios were, quote, “taking their tokenism
a little too far.” The actor also had a problem with Native Americans. In that same Playboy interview, he said that
white people grabbing America from the Native Americans was good. As he put it, “There were great numbers of people who needed
new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.” “There shouldn’t be so much whining and bellyaching.” Comic book artist Bob Kane is known as the
creator of Batman, alongside co-creator Bill Finger. While the Caped Crusader debuted in 1939,
Finger had to watch as his more influential friend took all the credit, belittled Finger’s
own claims of creatorship, and left him to die in obscurity. “You can take almost any Batman book of the
shelf and open to the title page: Batman created by Bob Kane.” It’s true that Kane came up with the concept
for a character called Bat-Man, but his version would wear a red suit, have wavy blonde hair,
and fly around using a pair of bat wings. But Kane also conscripted Bill Finger to flesh
out the character. Finger then created the Batman costume we
know today, removed the character’s superpowers, and made him a detective. Finger also created Catwoman, Robin, and the
Joker to boot. Kane, meanwhile, used his own creative powers
to invent ways to secure a contract with DC that forbade the company from crediting his
friend. While Kane would make money off Batman from
day one, Finger wouldn’t get a creator credit until 2015. Unfortunately, Finger died in 1974. “And for that, there is no forgiveness for
Bob Kane.” While there are plenty of presidents who cheated
on their wives, John F. Kennedy is probably the most famous for it. He slept with movie stars and secretaries,
and it was absolutely terrible for the pain it caused his wife. Jackie Kennedy is famous for being the picture-perfect
first lady and the ever-dutiful spouse. But Jackie was aware of many of Jack’s affairs. In fact, she considered divorce at least twice. The first time was in 1956 when JFK left his
pregnant wife at home to go on a Mediterranean cruise. When she gave birth to a stillborn daughter,
he couldn’t even cut his vacation short and come home to her. But every time she thought of ending it, her
family talked her out of it. JFK might have been a great president, but
he wasn’t exactly the best husband. South Carolina native Strom Thurmond was the
longest serving senator in U.S. history. But even though plenty of his constituents
loved him, he had some terrible views about race. When Thurmond ran for president in 1948 on
a state’s rights and segregationist platform, he managed to get over a million votes. And he continued his fight against equality
when he got to the Senate. In 1957 President Eisenhower proposed some
basic civil rights laws, but Thurmond filibustered against them for over 24 hours, still the
longest speech in Senate history. But what makes Thurmond much worse than almost
any other racist was that he was also a hypocrite. When he was 22, he impregnated a 16-year-old
black domestic worker. He completely ignored his daughter, Essie
Mae Washington-Williams, until she was 16, after which he started giving her money from
time to time. This was partly to keep her quiet, as he knew
exposure could ruin his political career. Nelson Mandela’s marriage with his wife Winnie
survived nearly three decades of his imprisonment, but it fell apart in 1996 when it was revealed
that she cheated on him with her younger bodyguard. Winnie was a fighter like her husband and
earned herself the title “mother of the nation.” But she was involved in some seriously controversial
activities. If she suspected someone of being a traitor
to the cause, she might order a “necklacing”: putting a gasoline-soaked car tire around
someone’s neck and lighting it on fire. Winnie Mandela was eventually convicted of
kidnapping, assault, and fraud. And when she became part of the government
as a deputy minister, she ended up getting fired for insubordination. “He needed the blood of those who loved him”
is what Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter Marina once said about her artist grandfather. One of the most famous artists who ever lived,
Picasso completely changed what modern art could be. But as he scaled these dizzying heights, he
displayed a distinct penchant for misogyny. Picasso himself wasn’t shy about these views. He’s on record as calling women “machines
for suffering.” He ensured his children and their wives depended
on him for money. When Marina’s parents broke up, he kept her
and her alcoholic mother in poverty to teach them a lesson. Being one of Picasso’s women also meant watching
as he slept with hundreds of people. He once said he thought women were either
goddesses or doormats, but he often only treated them more like the latter. It’s borderline blasphemous to criticize Mother
Teresa. Did anyone in history do more to help the
poor and the sick? Turns out, maybe she wasn’t that great after
all. As reported by the Times of India, Mother
Teresa’s true motives were less about helping people and more about boosting the numbers
for her own religion. Mother Teresa’s mission buildings, despite
having tons of charitable donations at their disposal, rarely actually helped poor, sick
people become healthy. In fact, most of these places, according to
a 2013 paper published in Studies in Religion, were dirty, short on doctors, low on food,
and largely bereft of painkillers. Nevertheless, Teresa found the suffering beautiful. We know this because she said it to writer
Christopher Hitchens. “There is something beautiful in seeing the
poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering.” Naturally, this didn’t apply to Teresa herself,
who, according to Hitchens, would regularly get care at far more reputable hospitals. “She’s forever on some scumbag’s Learjet going
around cashing in on everyone else’s belief that she’s a saint.” But Teresa’s true goal was to use her charitable
efforts to convert people to Roman Catholicism. She truly felt that the poor, the sick, and
the suffering were akin to Jesus. If they suffered as He did, in her mind, that
would bring them closer to Him. It would seem she skipped the parts in the
Bible where Jesus actually healed sick people.

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  • Can you name any other examples of historical figures that might not have been as shiny as people thought?

  • Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi

  • Trump will ever be on this list.

  • TIL John Wayne was an asshole

  • Mother Teresa
    was fucking evil

  • Had no clue John wayne held such horrendous views on Race.. I guess he would be mortified to see people of color now in US Congress,Judges, and other leadership positions .. also when it came to fight in WW2 he complained he didn't want to go .. Many a WW2 vet didn't want to go but they had too..

  • That damn John Wayne. Lol!! His point would have been made but most people are irresponsible and quite dim witted.

  • John Wayne was right, you silly snowflake.

  • Bob Kane would suck his own dick,if he could. I hope Bill Finger pissed down on him in Hell from the afterlife. Scumbag.

  • Change the fucking bg stock music, it gets annoying quickly, unless you want to be like watchmojo

  • I agree with many of John Wayne's points. I like him even more after hearing them. Thank you blue pilled dummy.

  • Fuck Mother Teresa, fucking bitch.

  • Nelson Mandela – Terrorist
    Mahatma Gandhi – Pedophile, racist & Nazi lover.
    Obama & Kissinger, both peace nobel price winners – Mass murderers and war criminals.
    Winston Churchill – 4 million Bengalis starved to death

  • Before I watch it I'm gonna say they better include Gandhi

  • Really? I know jfk was known for cheating on his wife but the most famous for it? Over Bill Clinton? Clinton is definitely more famous for cheating on his wife , for half of his presidency that was all they talked about and was almost impeached for lying about it.

  • Theresa's hypocrisy is nothing new

  • Jesse James should be no. 1 – he was a scumbag thief, murderer and liar.

  • Where are the Clintons? They murdered hundreds of people!

  • Winstone Churchill is high on my list, he did all he could to profit from the war, spent most of his time drunk and turned away certain diplomatic solutions in hopes that the war continues longer so that he could profit from his investments in the arms industry, while his countrymen were out there dying. To me he is only famous because he was in the right place at the right time.

  • Incredible. What is the world coming to? Like to show support for St. Teresa of Calcutta!!!

  • There’s a lot of bullshit and opinion on this list.

  • Where’s Nelson Mandela? He used violence, torture, murder, and rape to wage a racist war on white South African and ruined the entire country.

  • Where’s Bill Clinton? Or just the Clintons?

    Bill raped countless women while his wife had people “secretly” killed.

  • Where’s Margaret Sanger?

    A racist who believed in eugenics and founded Planned Parenthood to cull the black race because she didn’t consider them human.

  • Where’s Sean Penn?

    Once tied Madonna to a chair and beat on her for an entire night only stopping for a liquor run before returning to beat her more. Hollywood covered it up though.

  • Oh gtfo you Milenial snowflake. Your talking about a whole different time u have no idea of before your unemployed hippie dad squirted you out.

  • How could you forget Steve Jobs? Read his daughter's book. Deplorable being from childhood when he nearly blew up one of his teachers by setting off explosives under her chair. He was a bully since & it never ended.

  • God I can't believe Batman one, poor Bill Finger… He didn't deserve that, he could have atleast gotten some form of appreciation, but he died without any.

  • Of course Jackie knew! But she was after the money, honeys. She broke up with a guy she was engaged to to go with JFK, then made zero trouble for him while he fucked everything in sight. She knew what he was – and stayed. Doesn't make him "terrible." Actually it was a pretty good arrangement all around. And after Jack died, she married Onassis, and IT WASN'T FOR HIS GOOD LOOKS, FOLKS. Oh, and John Wayne was right.

  • Seriously there's a group of people called Bretharians who believe they can live without ever eating or drinking. So yeah I'm not surprised people believe Mother Theresa is an evil person.

  • O-o y'all just crazy.

  • Isn't it weird that literal murderers share a spot on the list with people who are just "racist"? Do you people seriously think racism is as bad as murder? LOL

  • Who wants to waste their time on a video that has a fetish about dragging people down. Everybody has negatives. .so what?
    It would be far more interesting to learn of people's inspiring and positive qualities….who make the world a better place This would be much more rare and uplifting.
    Definitely not subscribing.

  • actually I dont think you can judge people in the past with modern standards

  • That's why we love the Duke. This Is a white land sissy boy

  • I'm not a Christian or a real big fan of many actions by the Catholic church in general, but based on what's presented in this video, I'm not sold on Mother Theresa being a "bad person". If you have any doubts of her getting better treatment than those that she had helped at the homes for the sick and dying that she established, google pictures of what her feet looked like since she insisted on wearing the same terrible sandals that everyone else there had to wear, to experience the pain that they did.

  • John Wayne wasn’t wrong…

  • Wow I had no idea what a smart guy John Wayne was. Thanks, dummies at Grunge.

  • Satya Sai Baba…Child Molester
    Trump….Racist and a Womanizer
    Jerry Lewis…A complete dirt bag

  • Mother Teresa was against contraception which led to untold suffering of young children in poor regions of the world well at least her sandals are now in the bin 🗑

  • mothere theresa loiks like a man

  • So in other words, John Wayne just voiced an opinion that everyone thinks but unable to say in public and got crucified for it.

  • Given the fact that Mother Teresa was a human being and not a god, I'm pretty sure that it isn't blasphemy to point out the fact that she was a rotten human being and a poser.

  • Absolute power corrupts absolutely !

  • I hope that john died very painfully. That fucking stain of excrement ! If there were a hell, that shitwad is rotting there !

  • Oj Simpson murderer.

  • Is it just me or does Bill finger look a little like Mr. Roper from " three's company?"🤔

  • Wondered whether they would touch Nelson Mandela who clearly deserves to be on this list. At least they exposed Winnie.

  • The WORST, by far, is the nasty, cruel, self-promoting lunatic crone, Mother Theresa.

  • Mother Theresa was a non violent psychopath. Only non violent psychopaths fly around in jets, and set up places for poor people pretty much so that she can watch them suffer, while she keeps them alive just enough to keep watching. Mother Theresa had a sick fascination really, and shouldn't have been famous. She probably made Jesus facepalm.

  • John Wayne told the truth

  • Christopher Columbus. A really disgusting person.

  • I'm absolutely FLOORED by the St Mother Theresa Haters.. LIke they all knew her on a daily and personal basis..Part of being a Saint..a lot of Demons around to bad mouth..

  • what about the penny man? forgot the name at the moment but the signing of the emancipation was to benefit the union not the equalizing of races.

  • Teresa… A satan seed !

  • Mother fucking teresa

  • You forgot Barack Obama and Christopher Columbus

  • That crack about Mother Theresa… yeah, just like how actors star in movies for fame and money.

  • John Wayne doesn't give a fuck..

  • And we are ment to be surprised by all this, get real .We all know any one in power or the public eye are just money grabbing scum bags who believe they are allowed to do what they like and we won't know about it .

  • This organization, Grunge, is TRASH bc they are taking a lot of information OUT OF CONTEXT to create an image that suits their perspective and agenda.

  • What about John Lennon?

  • None of us are perfect and if we only give our love to those who are this world would be a desert for Love ☮️

  • Fuck john wayne !!! The most on this list

  • Mother taresa sucked my dick ✌

  • First one doesn’t seem that racist actually. Was he saying because they are black or their current state? Prove it’s the first or it’s not racist it’s an observation.

  • That's John Wayne, dude…

  • Uhhhhh, John Wayne's weren't that bad.

  • Karma got John Wayne💯🖕🏼😒🖕🏼

  • Unimaginative BS.

  • Mother Teresa sucks

  • Mother Teresa was the ultimate “Emperor’s New Clothes “ figure of the 20th Century.

  • John Wayne was pretty based and repilled as fuck.
    LMAO, these accusations against't Mother Theresa were disprove over and over again.

  • Barack Obama should be at the top of this list. Worst president ever.

  • Where is Ghandi? He's one of the worst scumbags in history. Google what he did to his wife when she was sick, for example.

  • Why are we surprised that all the old white dudes were racist

  • Compared to some Presidents Jfk was a saint.

  • Mother Theresa was a human trafficer.

  • john wayne was absolutely rt.

  • you said belittled finger.

  • Someone should have sharpened the end of a massive iron crucifix and stabbed mother Teresa in the pussy a million times! Then she could see for herself how beautiful it is to suffer!! WHAT A SICKOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • bob kane, teresa, minni mandela, thurmond, suck a Dick.

  • John Wayne would have been Trumps best friend.

  • Piper Perri: Hey guys! What are you making???

    Jonny Buckland: It's Paramore for sure, and this is Coldplay's musical project.

    Piper Perri: I will join.

    Will Champion: WTF????!!!!

  • Fakes & frauds snake oil salesmen we live among them!!

  • What about Thomas jefferson, the Clintons, the Bush family, George Washington. The Queen of Engeland, i can go on and on

  • Strom Thurman pulled a Bill Clinton. Soooo many people on in Arkansas know his black and denied son.

  • By todays standard I gues Muhammad Ali. He was (by todays PC sandard) a racist and believe whites and blacks should not mix. And wasn't Mandela responsible for the killing of a lot of people? Che Guevera (or whatever his name was) was a homophobic, black-hating murderer (some stores already have removes his shirts). And or course napoleon. Some french people seem to see him as a positive figure but in reality he was more like Hitler.

  • Mother Theresa wrinkles are the result of years of bukkake

  • father teresa satanic pedo

  • "Machines for suffering" Picasso would be absolutely justified in this statement today with the gold digging mental midget feminist wombats of today. The misogynist word thrown around today means if you say anything against these brute beasts who claim to be women and disagree with their mental disorder ways then your a hateful bigoted ungentlemanly idiot. Of course if your rich, they'll overlook that until they can get a lawyer to f**k you up the ass with to steal it. Kind of like Mother "F**k You" Teressa….. your typical bitch from hell.

  • Mother Theresa believed alot of things that were not biblical.

  • Where is Abraham Lincoln?

  • John Wayne is fucking based.

  • Funny today people like Mother Teresa are considered awful you know a woman who gave her life in service to the poor in India. 🇮🇳 She try to keep herself healthy by going to real doctors…how monstrously evil!
    It’s ok we have women of outstanding virtue to look up to like Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, the hateful hags from the view and of course most outstanding of all Miss Hilary Clinton.
    Mother Teresa try to save lives Miss Clinton wanted to murder them the moment they open their innocent eyes. The little sister living in the slums with the poor is terrible and evil while the lying two faced power relic leftover from the 90s is the most out standing lady on the planet…besides Caitlyn Jenner that is.

  • Hmm. Didn't heal people like Jesus you say? Thats almost as if she wasn't a… What's that three letter word I'm looking for? Oh yeah GOD. Jesus IS God. Teresa was NOT.

    Teresa was Human, but she did the best of her abilities. It doesn't mean she was an evil person, or even a horrible person.

    Everything mentioned in the Teresa category is atheist biased. Next you'll say Nikolas Perez was a great guy.

  • teresa is in a completly different class of scumbag compared to the others on the list,the others dont even come close….the fact that she is considered a saint by the catholic church just goes to show how vile of an institution it is,ofc what else do you expect from an institution that protects child rapists from the law,makes you wonder how much worse other ''saints'' in the past were in reality

  • the hundreds of thousands at mother Theresa's funeral…in the land she actually worked….tells the true story. given the scope of the level of poverty and disease in the country she worked…to hear Hitchens talk about a non working elevator is trite beyond belief.

  • The Internet shatters so many illusions lol

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