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ONTD Original: Five Celebrities who believe the Earth is flat



Tila Tequila


Tila Tequila of MySpace fame went on to get her own MTV reality show, A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila in 2007. She then went on several Twitter rants, including neo-nazi rants that eventually got her banned from Twitter following her appearance at an event put on by the National Policy Institute, a white nationalism group, and her posting a photograph giving a Nazi salute.

Before her account was suspended however, her Tweets were quoted and here are just some of her #FlatEarth theories:

“If the earth was a spinning globe then how come airplanes can still land w/out crashing? Because the face of the earth is flat. Not a globe.”

“If earth was a spinning globe & the sun is supposedly 150 million light years away then how come the sunrays beam straight down? #FlatEarth

“Why are all the buildings in NYC standing straight up? If earth was round then some of the buildings would have a slight tilt. #FlatEarth



B.o.B.

This post just wouldn't be valid without ONTD's fave Flat Earth believer B.o.B. Last year, B.o.B. launched a GoFundMe page to launch a satellite into space in order to “find the curve.” He even released a song titled “Flatline,” in which he compares himself to Malcolm X and disses Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist, who tried to disprove the rapper on Twitter, then released a response diss track of his own.


Sherri Shepherd


“Is the world flat? I’ve never thought about it.” Shepherd elaborates, saying that she doesn't necessarily believe that the world is flat, just that she has other things on her mind. In 2016, Shepherd clarified saying the Earth is round, does not appreciate being mentioned alongside B.o.B. (Oop) and that she was simply nervous since she was still new to the show at the time.


Kyrie Irving


During a podcast with his team mates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, the Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving said he believed in aliens and also that the Earth is flat.

“This is not even a conspiracy theory.

It's right in front of our faces. I'm telling you, it's right in front of our faces. They lie to us.

If you really think about it from the landscape of the way we travel, the way we move, and the fact that -- can you really think of us rotating around the sun and all planets aligned, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what's going on with these planets?

The truth is right there. You've just got to go searching for it.”


Don't worry, Jimmy Kimmel spoke some sense into him and put it into terms maybe he could understand better:




Shaquille O’Neal


Last year in March, we all collectively could not when Shaq joined in and drank that Flat Earth water. In a podcast, he was quoted as saying: “It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.”

He later explained saying he was joking and trolling everyone.

Harbinger: “What’s going on with the flat Earth thing? Are you just messing with everybody with that?”
O’Neal: “No, the Earth is flat. Would you like to hear my theory?”
Harbinger: “Yeah, tell me about it.”
O’Neal: “The first part of the theory is, I’m joking, you idiots. That’s the first part of the theory. The second part is, I said jokingly that when I’m in my bus and I drive from Florida to California, which I do every summer, it seems to be flat. When I’m in my plane, and we’re getting ready to land, and I open up the window, and I’m looking at all the land that we’re flying over, it seems to be flat.”

He added: “This world we live in, people take things too seriously.”



Poll #2083727 Earth Poll
This poll is closed.

The Earth is...

Round
276(75.6%)
Flat
11(3.0%)
Square
64(17.5%)
I'm not sure...
14(3.8%)




Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Tags: asian celebrities, black celebrities, conspiracy theories, music / musician (rap and hip-hop), podcasts, reality show celebrity, science, sports / athletes - basketball, the view (abc)
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