“Hugh Grant is honest about being a massive douche to everyone” links

Hugh Grant has a long history of being a rude a–hole, and he also has a long history of being complete honest about his a–holery. [Pajiba]
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  1. Well Wisher says:

    Hugh exhibits a certain freedom – to be, nevermind the circumstances.

    Honest about his faults???

    He is where he wants to be emotionally…

  2. Sue E Generis says:

    I apologize in advance, I LOVE him. I find him irresistible and hate myself for it. He’s a massive a-hole, he doesn’t hide it, I usually find people like him distasteful, but there’s something about him…

    • Well Wisher says:

      Don’t apologize, his charm is simply irresistible, a reflection of your good taste.

      He seems like a wonderful conversationist.

    • Christine says:

      I have the same problem, Sue. The fact that he owns up to it goes a long way, in my book. Plus, he’s just so delightful to watch. I hate myself for admitting this, but especially in Paddington 2, of all things. I know, I am an embarrassment.

      • FancyCatsup says:

        Paddington 2 is the best!!!

      • Harper says:

        Same. I will never quit him. Ever. You can all have your Colin Firths and Hugh Jackmans and leave Hugh for me. He is hilarious in Paddington 2. Also check out Music and Lyrics.

      • Sue E Generis says:

        He’s a wonderful actor and actually elevated Paddington 2. It was great.

      • CallyForbes says:

        Fantastic in Paddington 2, particularly in the show dance at the end. Also good in a BBC series called A Very English Scandal where he played politician Jeremy Thorpe and where, amusingly, the part of Norman Scott was played by Ben Whishart, the voice of Paddington…

      • Christine says:

        The show dance at the end makes me laugh so much. You can see it on Hugh Grant’s face, he’s actually having fun, and a bit mad at himself for having this much fun, on a kid movie, and then he just goes for it.

        Being an asshole is really easy, in this day and age. Recognizing you are an asshole, apologizing, and trying to do better, even though you think you probably won’t, is an honest assessment, especially for a public figure. I can’t be mad at that.

    • The Recluse says:

      He’s kind of a cheerful curmudgeon, isn’t he?

      • Mcmmom says:

        The funny thing is that when he started his career, people assumed he was like his characters in “4 Weddings and a Funeral” and “Knotting Hill” – these somewhat bumbling British men who seemed harmless. When he was cast as the cad in “Brigid Jones Diary,” people thought it was such a stretch – until those in the know were like, “nope, THIS is closer to the real Hugh.”

    • Truthiness says:

      Hugh getting people to play the Benny Hill theme Yakety Sax in the background during press coverage of Boris Johnson’s resignation was pretty great.


    • Eleonor says:

      He is intelligent has a great sense of humour = charming as hell.
      I love him on the Graham Norton.
      He is a fabulous guest.
      And I like the fact that he hasn’t tricked his face.

  3. Normades says:

    Wow Diane Kruger. That is absolutely the worst outfit I’ve seen in a long time. In addition it looks like she got some really botched up face work done. She doesn’t look like herself and looks totally miserable.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    Must be nice to be the rich white guy who can do what he wants.

    • Cara says:

      King Charles and Prince Willy top that list.

      • Weetzie says:

        Yes, but they’re both deeply unattractive and have negative numbers on the charm scale. And I suspect, they’re rather stupid and boring.

  5. K8erade says:

    People are not always nice and it’s unfair to expect people to be 100% nice in public all the time. But Hugh Grant has a notorious temper and can become verbally abusive in the throes of it. At the very least, it is refreshing to hear Hugh Grant admits to his behavior, takes responsibility for his behavior, and does his best to make amends afterwards, even if he suffers long term consequences. He doesn’t try to hide behind a bunch of BS PR. Should he do more to curb his temper, possibily go to anger management therapy? Probably, if he hasn’t already. Still, I’d take Hugh Grant’s a–holery over many other people in the industry.

  6. otaku fairy says:

    In a world where someone like Ariana Grande (and basically every young woman) has to be careful not to “come across as a brat” in how she addresses an older person (Bette Midler) calling her a wh*re, the Hugh Grants of the world get a cutesy spin on their unprovoked assholery with no expectation to change it because at least they’re honest about it.

    • Coco says:

      This right here.

      Don’t forget women following over themselves because at least he admits it. Like what???

    • Sass says:

      I actually adore Ariana and I agree. Bette is jealous and insecure of age and I’m guessing her voice isn’t the way it used to be. Ariana still gets heat for licking pastries which is ridiculous, she was practically a kid.

      • tealily says:

        That was gross though.

      • Coco says:

        @ tealily

        HG verbally assaulting multiple people for no reason is not?

      • Turkeylurkey says:

        “Ariana still gets heat for licking pastries which is ridiculous, she was practically a kid.”

        In 2015 Ariana was 22 years old.

      • tealily says:

        @Coco Literally all I said was that it was gross when Ariana Grande licked donuts. Not sure how that’s read as support for Hugh Grant.

      • Sass says:

        Just wanted to come back and say

        1. I agree. Licking donuts is gross
        2. Lots of 22yo are immature and do dumb stuff and we should move past it
        3. Bette Midler called her a whore. I appreciate her contribution to music (I prefer her style to AG) but her comments were out of line and smacked of insecurity.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      Yes to Ariana, the entire Manchester bombing attack was horrific, of course, and an event where she continues honor, donate and support the city. This past Christmas she gave presents for children in the Royal Manchester hospital. The toll I can’t imagine and she went back to raise about $13 million so soon after. I’m glad she talks about taking care of the mental health impacts too.

  7. HamsterJam says:

    I will forever think of Hugh as a very charming man who went out of his way to say nice things about my dogs.

    And if you ever met him in person? His eyes are the color of the arubian sea. No film he has ever been in has done justice to his eyes.

    • HeyKay says:

      I like HG in many of his movies.
      IRL, is he really that different from other multi-millionaire posh, white guys of his age?
      Not much. He has the way of saying the most rude things with a smile + charm + movie star good looks. And then charmingly smiles as he apologizes repeatedly.
      I have more of a problem with HGs very messy personal life.

      As for Bette Midler being jealous of any other singer? No.
      Bette Midler is terribly successful in her career. She is more likely to be annoyed at being spoken to as if she is a has been. No, she is at the age of nothing left to prove.

      Plus show biz egos are always gonna be on display.

      • HamsterJam says:

        IRL I know he is a dog lover and said nice things about my dogs, so that goes a long way with me.

      • Christine says:

        I get this. I have two black mutts, that most people don’t look at twice. When someone does, my heart melts. They are good people.

      • Caramel says:

        Hugh Grant is your typical douchey Brit! The same one who would tell Harry and Meghan to stop whining… he is a privileged egomaniac, typical Eton brat, but it’s ok because he has charm and makes cute romcoms. Spare me. The likes of him, Prince Charles and William act like people who complain and stand up for themselves are whiners, because they themselves to complain, they just treat everyone like crap and act out their frustrations by being a-holes to everyone that doesn’t serve them.

    • Driver8 says:

      @Hamsterjam, a lot of shitty people love animals.

  8. TwinFalls says:

    As much as I am charmed by Hugh Grant, and I am very, it makes me also feel ill knowing he’s intentionally doing what is ultimately abusive behavior in his work and personal life. Yelling, belittling, insulting, demanding behavior really shouldn’t be tolerated. There are so many other ways to behave towards people that don’t inflict emotional pain and take away the other person’s agency because without a power imbalance, no one would willingly accept that.

  9. Sass says:

    I’ve always enjoyed him until this. I truly had no clue. I wish I could’ve stayed ignorant 🤣

    Everyone has bad days but it seems like when actresses known for being down to earth and professional literally “hate” you…sounds like he’s the one with the problem. He can publicly admit it all day long but to “disarmingly” cop to it in interviews is not the same as privately apologizing to these people or you know…getting some therapy and head meds for anger issues. He got banned from an entire comedy talk show because of this. He doesn’t sound sorry at all.

    Had I been that local woman he verbally assaulted I’d have given it right back to him and made him cry. 🤷‍♀️

    You know who else has a reputation for being a bad person but “at least he’s honest about it”? Donald Trump. Let that sit.

    • Covo says:

      You know who else has a reputation for being a bad person but “at least he’s honest about it”? Donald Trump. Let that sit.

      Yesssss .

      • Christine says:

        I don’t need to let that sit. Comparing Hugh Grant and Donald Trump is lunacy.

      • Coco says:

        @ Christine

        Ok how about this rapist, sexist, murderers, child abusers, abusers, homophobic and the list goes on can love and treat animals nicely that dose not make them “good people”.

        F.Y.I no one compared Hugh to Tump, just pointing out the hypocrisy from the comments.

        Also it seems like all the people that Hugh verbally assaulted over the years are women. A guy that treats women like shit is so charming .

      • Coco says:

        @ Christine

        How about rapists, child abusers, abusers, murderers, homophobic, and so on can love animals and treat them well and be horrible people.

        Also, it seems like all of the people that HG verbally assaulted were women. So charming.

        No one was comparing Trump to Hugh just calling out the hypocrisy in the comment section.

    • Kkat says:

      That is a very good point about trump

      Think about how much trouble as a country we would have been in , if trump had any charm, charisma, good looks and wit

      • Sass says:

        Or even just a more attractive accent.

        Trump’s voice makes me want to scream into a void. Nails on a chalkboard.

    • Deering24 says:

      Apologizing doesn’t get anyone off the hook when they are consistently abusive. When does Grant plan to fix the latter problem? Because if he doesn’t his sorrys are useless. 😛

      • Sass says:

        @deering24 I totally agree. I constantly tell my kids that. Don’t apologize if you don’t plan to fix the behavior.

    • Lux says:

      The only reason he gets away with it is because he’s attractive in a self-deprecating, hangdog way. He’s sheepish and gruff and charming all rolled into one and people fall for it. It actually wouldn’t work for the majority of people, even white men (think James Cordon, Christian Bale, James Cameron, Michael Bay, Joss Weldon, etc). That “difficult” reputation sticks, and don’t even get me started on the eggshells women have to walk on to avoid it. Don’t know why Hugh gets away with being an a-hole without it sticking for good; owning it should not be good enough.

  10. HeyKay says:

    Made my day 😀

  11. QuiteContrary says:

    I can’t hate Hugh Grant because he has absolutely ripped the British media to shreds and is open in his disdain for the tabloids. He’s also sued the tabloids, including Murdoch’s Sun, for hacking his phone.

    He’s long been on the board of Hacked Off, the campaign for a free and accountable press, and he’s been openly supportive of Prince Harry, telling Andy Cohen: “I’m rather on Harry’s side. The tabloid press effectively murdered his mother, now they’re tearing his wife to pieces.”

    That doesn’t excuse his conduct but, as someone here said about someone else (Fergie maybe), people contain multitudes.

    • Sass says:

      A very good point. We are all of us flawed. In perspective being a proud d-bag is not as bad as being a sex trafficking pedo.

  12. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Hugh can politely f*ck himself while I watch Keanu in the rain.

  13. Nanea says:

    🎶 It’s raining men! Hallelujah! 🎵


    Raindrops falling on Keanu is very nice though and reminiscent of the iconic ‘H&M in the rain’ photo.

    Good thing the JW IV press tour is delivering a treasure trove of Keanu being his goofy self! 😍

    As to Hugh: props for his acting, and especially for his Hacked Off initiative. Too bad though he doesn’t have anyone in his life who could teach him a thing or two about (professional) behavior and interpersonal relationships.

  14. Eurydice says:

    A general comment – if you know you’re a massive douche, if you know that you’ve been hurting people, if you’ve been hurting people knowingly for years and years and if you don’t want to stop, then there’s something psychologically wrong with you.

    • Justpassingby says:

      Fully agreed. It sounds like he just enjoys belittling and hurting people, and like he’s been able to get away with way too much throughout his life because of his good looks. These same women who are ‘still’ swooning over him would probably react very differently if they met him in person and became the target of his rage and meanness. I met him a couple of times and really wasn’t too impressed!

  15. Heyjen says:

    Yes. Whether you are honest or dishonest about being an asshole, you’re still an asshole.

  16. Truthiness says:

    Kerry Washington always kills it but Kerry wearing that Marc Bouwer is a 12/10, possibly better than anything I’ll see at the Oscars.

  17. Southern Fried says:

    I just always assumed Hugh Grant was British royalty lol

  18. Justwastingtime says:

    I like that Hugh Grant went after the British media. Other than that I find him kind of dull, the charm is past its prime.

  19. Amando says:

    I don’t think Hugh Grant suffer’s fools gladly…and I love it. He’s hilarious and he’s been in some of my favorite RomComs.