There are understandable reasons for termination, and then there are some pretty stupid reasons people get fired. This is especially true in the world of entertainment where a change in hair color can cost someone a job. That is the fickle nature of the beast. Sadly, several celebrities have learned the hard way, losing jobs for various reasons, many of those reasons worthy of ridicule. That’s precisely what we’re focused on with this list. Here are eight huge names in entertainment who were fired for something rather silly.
8. Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley began his musical career in Los Angeles, but hopped to the east coast to take in all things New York City had to offer, and it was there that his fuse caught spark and he was signed to a sweet deal by Columbia Records. Just before he signed his impressive, multi-album contract, Jeff was working hard, playing solo gigs and making ends meet with a retail job at Banana Republic. Obviously, he didn’t fit the vibe of the store, his fellow employees or the frequent shoppers, and he was fired for allegedly stealing a shirt. Jeff was so distraught over what he maintained was a false accusation, he mourned for some time. The store never offered proof, but he willingly left his hourly post without incident. It was for the best. In a few short months time, he was considered the most intriguing individual in the music industry.Nicola Dill/Corbis