Well-Loved Personalities We Forgot Did Shocking Things


We tend to look at our idols with rose colored glasses.  But you probably forgot how some of your well-loved personalities actually did some pretty shocking things.

#1 Albert Einstein

If they were to stay married, Albert Einstein gave his wife a list of rules to follow.  Part of the list was to serve him 3 regular meals a day in his room; to forgo sitting or traveling with him; and to stop talking when he said so.  Unsurprisingly, they did not stay married.

Albert Einstein

#2 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt made these very racist statements: “As a matter of fact it was inevitable, as well as in the highest degree desirable for the good of humanity at large, that the American people should ultimately crowd out the Mexicans from their sparsely populated northern provinces…Any one who has ever been on the frontier, and who knows anything whatever of the domineering, masterful spirit and bitter race prejudices of the white frontiersmen, will acknowledge at once that it was out of the question that the Texans should long continue under Mexican rule; and it would have been a great misfortune if they had. It was out of the question to expect them to submit to the mastery of the weaker race, which they were supplanting.”

Theodore Roosevelt