Well, for any child born of a celebrity dad, getting embarrassed or being publicly humiliated once in a while is permissible because humans will always make mistakes. However, sometimes it becomes difficult to bear extreme cases of awkward behavior of your dad and especially if the public catches a glimpse of it.
Here’s a list of five most controversial celebrity dads.
1. Joe Jackson:
The success of the Jackson 5, Janet Jackson and the late Michael Jackson is to larger extent attributed to their father Joe Jackson.
Joe’s treatment of his youngest and most famous son, Michael Jackson always left many baffled. By all accounts he was a ruthless dad who demanded perfection especially from Michael by all means. For example for every note missed during rehearsals, he whipped Michael. It was this severe physical and emotional torture that made Michael Jackson loathes his father in later years that he would sometimes vomit whenever he saw him.
Joe Jackson is still in the music industry. Recently he teamed up with Marshall Thompson to form Ranch Records.
2. Ryan O’Neal
Actor and television personality; Ryan O’Neal has always had a rocky relationship with his kids. His first born daughter, Tatum, who followed her father’s acting career claims she became a drug addict because of the molestation she suffered under her father’s dealer. More shockingly she also claims her father hit her when she was nominated for an Oscar and he wasn’t. His son Griffin on the other hand claims his drug problems are as a result of being introduced to cocaine at the young age of 11. In 2007, Ryan was also accused of physically assaulting his son.
Currently Ryan is still a television personality. He has roles in the television series called Bones.
3. Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s; an actor, film director and comedian life has always been full of scandals. Alleged marriage to his step daughter is just but a tip of the iceberg. When asked about the scandal in 2011, Woody denied that it was a scandal by saying he actually fell in love with Soon-Yi Previn and decided to marry her.
Woody Allen is currently continuing to work with as a film director and playwright.
4. David Hasselhoff:
Actor, singer and business man David Hasselhoff has had a difficult family life. In 2007 he divorced with his wife Pamela Beach. A year later, his daughter Taylor Ann, 24, videotaped him shirtless and very drunk. His kids’ visitation rights were suspended for two weeks as a result. His drinking problem is so serious that two years later his daughter, Hayley came to his rescue by slapping him repeatedly after he had done too much drinking and collapsed.
Hasselhoff is currently working on a talk show to be aired in Sweden.
5. Keith Hudson
Singer Kate Perry has had a difficult life with her father. Deeply religious, her
Dad did not allow her to listen to secular music as a young child. For this and other reasons, Katy Perry claims she didn’t have enjoyable childhood life.
When she started secular singing both parents disapproved her career path. Keith urged his congregation to pray for Kate so that she could return to the ‘fold’ and even called her s devils child.
Keith Hudson is currently the pastor of the church he founded with his wife.