At the top of the least

At the top of the least

Young and eager to change the world? Bam! You are Time's Most Influential Teen.

Brainy bombshell? Probably FHM's Sexiest Woman In The World.

Hunky A-lister and every woman's fantasy? Hello there, People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

The typical honour rolls celebrate the best and nothing less.

But do not be disheartened if you are mediocre. GQ's list of this year's Least Influential People takes care of that.

The tongue-in-cheek ranking calls to attention 30 people who "took up vast clouds of oxygen, gave us back nothing of use, and probably helped accelerate the death of our planet".

In other words, they are pretty much known as useless, insignificant or facepalm-worthy. Ouch.

Before you scoff at its idiocy, a disclaimer: This list is best taken with a mountain of salt.

And it's probably the first list in which we totally agree that the celebrity contenders chosen are well-deserving and non-controversial (yes, we're still reeling over how Benedict Cumberbatch was robbed of his People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive accolade by Chris Hemsworth!).

Case in point: Robin Thicke. Remember how big-headed the US singer got after last year's Blurred Lines success, followed by his cheating scandal?

Remember his subsequent pity party this year to win back his actress-wife Paula Patton with his failed album Paula?


The hitmaker's fall from grace has been widely documented this year.

And to top it all off, the unrepentant loser is rumoured to be seeing a 19-year-old model named April Love Geary.

Thicke makes me sick, but he still lost out to Bono and his band U2, who came out tops because of their failed marketing strategy for their latest album Songs Of Innocence.

The once-credible Irish rock act had forced their songs, free of charge, on some 500 million iTunes users in September in a move some called an intrusion of privacy.

Guess how well that worked out?

The list also includes US actors Johnny Depp and Shia LaBeouf.

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