What a Creep Season 8, Episode 8: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His art career lasted 78 years, creating more than 147,800 works of art, including 13,500 paintings or designs, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 book illustrations, and 300 sculptures or ceramics.

Yes, he was an amazing artist, but he was a garbage human being.

Picasso was unfaithful to every woman he claimed to love, and, at least indirectly, drove two of them to suicide. He used them for his own self-serving needs, for inspiration, and then moved on to his next inspiration.

Trigger warning: Domestic abuse, suicide, and cheating, lots and lots of cheating

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What a Creep Season 8, Episode 7: Whitey Bulger

In his 89 years of life, James “Whitey” Bulger mostly did whatever the hell he pleased—and usually got away with it. The notorious Boston gangster held his hometown in his clutches as the leader of the Winter Hill Gang. He was involved with everything from racketeering, extortion, murder, narcotics, and money laundering. He was eventually charged with the murder of 19 people (that we even know about) after being on the lamb for 16 years.

His story was told (not very well) in the Johnny Depp movie Black Mass (the book is much better!) The character of “Costello” in The Departed (played by Jack Nicholson) was inspired by the story of Whitey Bulger.

(Spoiler alert) He wound up killed by a younger version of himself on his first day at a prison in West Virginia. His whole life he railed against rats and snitches—but it turns out he was one of the biggest FBI informants in the 70s & 80s which shielded him from the law.

His legacy of mayhem and murder continues in the culture of Boston and the number of supposed “good guys” who were complicit in his crimes will blow your mind.  

Trigger warnings: Murder, violence, sexual assault, and Margo’s frequent attempts at a Boston accent.

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What a Creep Season 8, Episode 5: Alex Jones

Alex Jones has been called “the most paranoid man in America” by Rolling Stone and the “king of conspiracy” by CNN. “The Alex Jones Show” has approximately 2 million weekly listeners and is nationally syndicated on about 60 radio stations. He also founded InfoWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com.

Alex Jones is a massive creep who has claimed that the Sandy Hook and Stoneman Douglas massacres were staged, vaccines cause autism, illegal immigrants vote for Democrats while selling “health supplements” and “survivalist” crap on his garbage show.

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What a Creep Season 8, Episode 4: Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando is one of the most celebrated actors of all time.  His performances as Vito Corleone, Stanley Kowalski, and Terry Malloy earned him multiple awards. He is considered a hero to artists to this day and his use of “the method” changed the way actors and the audience looked at acting as an art form. Marlin Brando was an actor’s actor.

He was also a mega creep who terrorized actors, directors and assaulted his co-star of Last Tango in Paris (along with director Bernardo Bertolucci).

Trigger warnings for this episode are sexual assault, domestic abuse, and mental health. (Please take care when listening)

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What a Creep Season 8, Episode 3 Amy Kremer

With Amy Coney Barrett on her way to being confirmed to the Supreme Court, now is the perfect time to talk about women who don’t support other women. The kind of women who encourage other women to vote against their own interests.

Let’s talk about Amy Kremer. You may not have heard her name, but she’s been a big part of how we got where we are. She’s a political activist who co-founded the modern Tea Party movement, and the organizations Women for Trump and Women for America First.

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What a Creep Season 8, Episode 2: Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley is one of the biggest rock stars of all time and is known as “The King of Rock & Roll.” Beginning with his meteoric rise in the mid-1950s to his sad decline in the 1970s, Elvis is still one of the most popular celebrities in the world with his estate earning $80 million in 2018.

He remains the best-selling solo artist in recorded history. He has had the most songs charting in Billboard magazine top 40. He has the record for selling the most albums on the Billboard 200. He holds the record for most gold records of all time (solo artist) and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018.

There have been dozens of books and movies made about him and his life.

John Lennon once said he did not think the 60s were truly over until Elvis’ death. Bob Dylan described hearing Elvis for the first time as feeling as if he had busted out of jail.

His sexy onstage presence set America & the world on fire.  The world is filled with Elvis impersonators and his legacy will last forever.

He was also a major Creep when it came to women with much of his time focused on girls as young as 14. He could also be a mean asshole to his close friends, associates, stage crew, and family.

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Trigger warning: Sexual Assault, Predatory Grooming, and Drugs.

What a Creep Season 8, Episode 1: Comedy creeps

Hosts Margo Donohue and Sonia Mansfield host an open mic night of comedy creeps to kick off Season 8, including Russell Brand, Chris Hardwick, Chris D’Elia, and Victoria Jackson. Don’t worry, they end the episode with some comedians who are not creeps.

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Trigger warning: sexual predators, sexual abuse, and anorexia 

What a Creep Season 7, Episode 10: Gwyneth Paltrow & Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most lauded actresses of her generation with an Academy Award for acting and appearing in the Avengers movies—probably the most successful series of films in history. Her books on healthy living and cooking are best sellers. She is a busy working mom and a successful business owner.

Gwyneth is also one of the biggest proponents of woo and iffy science which sends actual scientists and doctors into a dizzy. She laughs all the way to the bank while trolling like an expert along the way. Love her or loathe her—she provokes a reaction from people.

Since this is What a Creep—guess where we are leaning?

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Trigger Warnings: diet talk, eating disorders and body dysmorphia 

What a Creep Season 7, Episode 9: John Kricfalusi

John Kricfalusi, also known as John K., was the creator of “Ren & Stimpy.” From 1989 to 1992, he was heavily involved with the first two seasons of the show, including doing the voice of Ren and other characters. He’s also a total creep who was an asshole to work with and preyed on underage girls.

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Trigger warning: Sexual abuse and child pornography

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What a Creep Season 7, Episode 8: Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel is a true American-made superstar who is considered the father of extreme sports and the idol of several generations of folks who love the thrill of this death-defying jumps he created and the personae he created.

He presented himself as THE American modern-day hero who tried to inspire people to reach for their dreams and be upstanding citizens. But underneath his red, white, and blue uniform, the capes, the bravado, and his rugged good looks was a troubled man who could at times, quite frankly, be a huge abusive asshole.

He won it all and lost it under 15 years. But even though he has been gone for over 13 years now, his name and his legend are still revered by many who found him an inspiration in a dreary time in the world.

Trigger Warnings: Physical abuse, child abuse, verbal abuse, racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism.