In case you needed a reminder, yes we are in the year 2017, and yes there are people who think Earth is flat.
No matter how much scientific evidence proving that the Earth is indeed round, there are some famous people who still believe the earth is flat.
From basketball players to musicians, a number of celebrities are jumping on the flat Earth bandwagon. You'd hope that most of these aren't actually being serious but, they are.
These celebrities who are flat Earthers will not be convinced that they are standing on a globe.
Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff
Former England cricket star Andrew Flintoff has admitted that he believes that the Earth is flat.
“If you’re in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round? Why, if we’re hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn’t be able to see it but you can,” asked Flintoff.
American rapper B.o.B. — aka Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. — is a vocal proponent of the flat Earth theory.
In 2015, he revealed on Twitter that he was a Flat Earther.
He tweeted his support again this year.
In September, the rapper raised funds to check if the Earth is flat or not.
“I'm starting this GoFundMe because I would like to send one, if not multiple satellites, as far into space as I can, or into orbit as I can, to find the curve. I’m looking for the curve,” he said in a video on the page.
NBA star Kyrie Irving also believes the Earth is flat. He made the revelation on a podcast hosted by his teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson.
"This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat,” he said.
Irving believes the government is lying to us about the shape of Earth, and then explained semi-incoherently to his teammates about the rotation of the sun and planets.
Following footsteps of NBA player Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal also said on his podcast that indeed the Earth is flat.
"It's true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is,” he flat-out said.
In 2016, American television personality Tila Tequila also followed suit and joined the Flat Earthers club.
She unleashed a barrage of tweets revealing that she thinks the Earth is flat.
Tequila said, "It's 2016 & nobody’s been able 2 prove 2 me that the earth is round. Where is the curvature in the horizon? #FlatEarth prove me wrong dammit!" Totally logical!
"Why are all the buildings in NYC standing straight up? If earth was round then some of the buildings would have a slight tilt. #FlatEarth.”
"I WILL STOP MY #FLATEARTH TALK IF SOMEONE CAN SEND ME A GOD DAMN PHOTO OF THE HORIZON WITH A CURVATURE! OTHERWISE IT IS FLAT!" #Conspiracy
The WWE wrestler Styles didn't explicitly say he thought Earth was flat, but he did make some comments that alluded to the fact he might believe just that.
"I don't think the world is flat, I'm just saying there's some stuff about it. That's all. I'm not a flat Earther. I'm just saying there's some things about it that make sense,” he said earlier this year.
The president of the Flat Earth Society also argues that the Earth is flat because “it appears flat.”
"There is no unified flat Earth model," Shenton suggests, "but the most commonly accepted one is that it's more or less a disc, with a ring of something to hold in the water. The height and substance of that, no one is absolutely sure, but most people think it's mountains with snow and ice,” he said.
While referring to Thomas Dolby's second album, appropriately titled “The Flat Earth” he said, "It was the late 1990s and I started doing research into what the Flat Earth Society was. I had heard of it and, when I did some more research, I eventually ended up believing its ideas were true."