AmIAnnoying.com

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AmIAnnoying.com (AIA) is a website that allows users to vote on celebrities based on their annoyance factors. It has more than 30,000 profiles of public figures and is the largest on-going celebrity polling site on the Internet.

Overview[edit]

While most of the entries on the site consist of individuals, groups such as bands, sports teams, and television series have their own entries on the site. Even AmIAnnoying.com has its own profile, where in its early years it got mostly annoying votes.[citation needed]

AIA keeps track of the votes cast and produces two on-going lists of the 100 celebrities who have the highest and lowest annoying percentages. Each week, AIA takes the top 25 in both lists and use them to compile the year-end "most annoying of the year" and "least annoying of the year" lists. Though in years past the voting totals were not reset until the end of the year, they started to reset the polls each week in 2006. AIA has been used by several media outlets to measure the public perception of the celebrity in their articles. The poll is not scientific, and there have been instances of ballot stuffing despite the five-vote-per-visit rule given by AIA.[citation needed]

Lawyers representing the Church of Scientology threatened legal action for the usage of a picture of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, forcing AIA to alter the picture. Due to a family request, AIA also removed a profile of Matthew Shepard, and it no longer accepts profiles of those famous only because they were murdered.[citation needed]

At the end of 2004, the tabloid Star Magazine had an issue devoted to the "Most Annoying People of 2004", with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton at the top of the list. It had no affiliation with AmIAnnoying.com, and it is not known if Star lifted that idea from the site or it was merely coincidental. AIA used the slogan "The Original and Interactive Annoying Celebrity Poll" after the Star issue came out.[citation needed]

AmIAnnoying.com was featured in the 2007 Jamie Kennedy documentary, Heckler.[citation needed]

It was announced on April 24, 2010 that co-founder Bruce Goldman had died earlier that week.[1]

Annual Lists[edit]

Most Annoying of the Year[edit]

Most Annoying of the Year
Year Most annoying Top ten Ref.
2001 Colour photograph of Jesse Jackson in 2013
Jesse Jackson
[2]
2002 Colour photograph of Martha Stewart in 2011
Martha Stewart
[3]
2003 Flag of Jihad
Al-Qaeda
[4]
2004 Colour photograph of Justin Timberlake in 2006
Justin Timberlake
[5]
2005 Colour photograph of Tom Cruise in 2006
Tom Cruise
[6]
2006
(celebrities)
Colour photograph of Star Jones in 2011
Star Jones
[7]
2006
(public figures)
Colour video still of Osama bin Laden in 1997–98
Osama bin Laden
[8]
2007
(celebrities)
Colour photograph of Lindsay Lohan in 2006
Lindsay Lohan
[9]
2007
(public figures)
Colour video still of Osama bin Laden in 1997–98
Osama bin Laden
[10]
2008 Colour photograph of Tila Tequila in 2007
Tila Tequila
[11]
2009 Colour photograph of Katie Couric in 2007
Katie Couric
[12]
2010 Colour video still of Osama bin Laden in 1997–98
Osama bin Laden
[13]
2011 Colour photograph of Jay Leno in 2005
Jay Leno
[14]
2012 Colour photograph of Jay Leno in 2008
Jay Leno
[15]
2013 Colour photograph of Stacy Keibler in 2011
Stacy Keibler
[16]
2014 Colour photograph of Rachel Maddow in 2008
Rachel Maddow
[17]
2015 Colour photograph of Roger Goodell in 2009
Roger Goodell
[18]
2016 Good Morning America [19]

Least Annoying of the Year[edit]

Least Annoying of the Year
Year Least annoying Top ten Ref.
2001 Depiction of Laika on a stamp
Laika
[2]
2002 Colour photograph of Mischa Barton in 2006
Mischa Barton
[3]
2003 Colour photograph of Salma Hayek in 2004
Salma Hayek
[4]
2004 Colour photograph of Renée Zellweger in 2010
Renée Zellweger
[5]
2005 Colour photograph of Gene Hackman in 2008
Gene Hackman
[6]
2006
(celebrities)
Colour photograph of Beyoncé Knowles in 2007
Beyoncé Knowles
[7]
2006
(public figures)
Icon of Christ Pantocrator from Novgorod
Jesus Christ
[8]
2007
(celebrities)
Colour photograph of Kylie Minogue in 2007
Kylie Minogue
[9]
2007
(public figures)
Colour photograph of Barack Obama in 2005
Barack Obama
[10]
2008 Colour photograph of Angelina Jolie in 2005
Angelina Jolie
[11]
2009 Colour photograph of Alyssa Milano in 2008
Alyssa Milano
[12]
2010 Colour photograph of Meryl Streep in 2008
Meryl Streep
[13]
2011 BLack-and-white photograph of Kristy McNichol in 1977
Kristy McNichol
[14]
2012 Colour photograph of Hayley Atwell in 2007
Hayley Atwell
[15]
2013 Colour photograph of Hayley Atwell in 2010
Hayley Atwell
[16]
2014 Colour photograph of Colin Firth in 2014
Colin Firth
[17]
2015 God [18]
2016 Colour photograph of Paul Rudd in 2015
Paul Rudd
[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruce". www.annoyatorium.com. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b "2001 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2001. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "2002 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "2003 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2003. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "2004 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "2005 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2005. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "2006 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "2006 Most and Least Annoying Public Figures". AmIAnnoying.com. 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "2007 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "2007 Most and Least Annoying Public Figures". AmIAnnoying.com. 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "2008 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "2009 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "2010 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "2011 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "2012 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "2013 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "2014 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "2015 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "2016 Most and Least Annoying". AmIAnnoying.com. 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 

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