5 Celebrities Who’ve Learned to Ignore Their Critics

Not letting critics or haters get to them, these 5 celebrities have learned not to take any notice of what people say online or in the media about them. Realising ignoring those hurtful words is the only way to go forward and be happy, these stars prefer not to know what people have to say and simply don’t validate people’s negative opinions by paying attention.

Blake Shelton


Blake says he at first hit back at his online critics but now he just ignores them: “At first it was fun for me to get on there – I don’t know that anybody has as many haters out there as I do, at least in the country music world – I think that’s what was fun about Twitter for me, to get down there and be like ‘oh, really,’ and just fire back at ’em. Next thing I know, that became a popular thing for people to look at on my Twitter page, just me firing back at the booger-eaters out there. After a while … I just decided, man, I can’t get worked up over this stuff anymore.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

After reading horrible comments about herself online, Bryce learned not to read what people say: “People are so vicious. I now know to stay away from stuff that I used to see on the Internet. I don’t go online and read stories about myself anymore. People were picking on me when I did the Spiderman 3 press tour literally just 14 days after I gave birth. I can’t be in that headspace. I just don’t look myself up. I had a baby, that isn’t going to change, so I ignore things so I can be in my own little bubble.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth had to let go and no longer cares about people’s opinions: “I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay – Shawn Carter – Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”

Kendall Jenner

Kendall doesn’t focus on her critics because she’s knows it’s not healthy: “I don’t feel the need, you know what I mean? Let them do what they want to do. Let them sit behind a computer and write stupid things about a young girl and make her feel bad about herself. I think it’s cruel and it’s evil.”

Little Mix

Girl band Little Mix say they’ve learned how to shut out their haters: “We’ve learned to ignore hate and stuff now. But that is so hard to deal with, and I think that’s changed you a little bit. But if anything it’s made me stronger.”