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12 Photos of Creed’s Scott Stapp Doing This Thing with His Hand Like a Total Douchebag

It's the Blue Steel of douchebaggery.

by Dan Ozzi
Feb 17 2014, 4:20pm

Many celebrities have a signature pose, whether it be Miley Cyrus sticking her tongue out or Paris Hilton doing her weird side stare thing. Well Scott Stapp’s “thing” is looking like a total fucking asshole.

The Creed frontman has an Instagram account with just over 2,500 followers, approximately as many as your average 14-year-old One Direction fan. Many of the photos feature Scott using his index finger, thumb, and pinky to make the universal sign for “I have no taste in music and love generic garbage rock.” It is the Blue Steel of looking like a complete douchebag.

Now before you start feeling sympathetic and say, “Hey, go easy on Scott Stapp. He seems like a nice enough guy” let me remind you: This is the motherfucker who ear-raped the entire country with that fucking “Higher” song, the soundtrack to extreme sports montages and theme song for “edgy” Christian pastors for the last decade.

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at Best Buy, promoting his new album, Proof of Life. It’s called Proof of Life because if he doesn’t release something with his name on it every few years, people will forget he exists and he'll start fading away like Marty McFly in Back to the Future.



Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at a radio station. I’ve never listened to 93.3 but if they’re this excited to have the dude from Creed in the studio, I can assume that they play the type of music you’d hear in your car and would rather drive straight through a tractor trailer than keep listening to.



Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag next to a horse. Even the horse is like, “Wait, is this seriously the guy from fucking Creed? Just shoot me in the face and turn me into glue already.”

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag with some troops at Fort Hood, which kind of seems like an admirable thing to do until you remember that he’s using troops as props to shamelessly promote his shitty solo album, which is worse than 100 Afghanistan wars combined.



Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag in a recording studio, putting the finishing touches on an album no one will buy so he can do a tour no one will go to.

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at another radio station. Here, Scott Stapp has added the element of duckface to his douchey aura, putting himself just one bedazzled Ed Hardy t-shirt away from full on Ultimate Douche. When a man does duckface, it's called dickface.

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag with more troops. This was sort of a brilliant move on Scott Stapp’s part: Promote his new album someplace where people aren’t permitted to leave the premises. Next stop on the Proof of Life tour: federal prisons and retirement homes. (Again, if you feel sympathetic, remember: "With Arms Wide Open.")

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag in an unidentified city, which he has captioned, "Name that city." Sure, Scott. It looks a lot like Doucheylvania or maybe Philadouchia or Washington Dou-Chey. What do we win?

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at—surprise, surprise—another radio station. One of the three comments on this photo reads, "The words you choose for your songs are like from Gods mouth to your ears." Wow.

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at Walmart, where he very easily could've ended up as a weekend manager had he not found his true calling of douche rock (and where he may still end up if his career keeps heading in the direction it's going).

Here’s Scott doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag at yet another fucking radio station. With all the time Scott Stapp spends at radio stations and recording studios, you’d think he’d pick up a few things about making music that doesn’t sound like the audio equivalent of Crohn’s disease.

Here’s Scott Stapp doing this thing with his hand like a total douchebag with a guitar, dressed like the "cool dad" who comes to parent teacher conferences and talks about how "his princess" needs more attention. AND WAIT: If you look closely at the photo above the computer, you can see him doing it again. Douche-ception.

Dan Ozzi also has an Instagram account but mostly just posts pictures of pizza. He's also on Twitter - @danozzi

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