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Even as a celebrity, there are consequences for saying or doing offensive things. Careers have been destroyed by one poorly thought out tweet or a bad Halloween costume choice. Celebrities have been saying offensive and controversial things for a long time and no one batted an eye, only because no one called them out for it. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, it’s now easier to find and collect receipts of people sharing their problematic views publicly.
We rounded up the most problematic celebrity moments of the year.
There are some obviously racist, misogynistic, gender-biased, and homophobic celebrities out there who are so offensive that it’s pretty much what they’re known for (aka. Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Azealia Banks, Paula Deen, Kylie Jenner, etc.). But these ones here surprised us this year with their highly problematic and insensitive moments. All of these stars said or did some pretty controversial things that you should definitely know about. Read on:
“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez found herself facing a social media backlash in October, after she posted an Instagram story in which she used the n-word. Rodriguez has since deleted the video and apologized in a follow-up Instagram story, which many dismissed as insincere. That story, which remains live on her profile, was followed by a second, more emotional apology Instagram text post. Neither apology satisfied skeptical viewers.
Mario Lopez said that it’s ‘dangerous’ for parents to support transgender kids. The “Extra” host’s views on transgender children have been called damaging by experts and LGBTQ advocates. “I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination.” “It’s sort of alarming, and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” he continued.
The Cuban-Mexican singer and actress, set to star in a remake of “Cinderella,” was forced to apologize for repeatedly using the n-word on her Tumblr account when she was a teenager. In a series of tweets, which were flagged by Buzzfeed as spewing “racism, xenophobia, domestic violence, and slurs,” Cabello was shown to have taken part in conversations that were extremely damaging. The thread revealed that Cabello had reblogged various racist and xenophobic Tumblr posts that mocked people who were Asian, Mexican, and Black.
Hart has a pretty vile history of documented homophobia, ranging from offensive standup clangers to dumb interview statements to puerile tweets to a whole embarrassing film filled with it. In 2010, during his “Seriously Funny” standup special, Hart delivered an extended joke based on a fear of his three-year-old son Hendrix turning out gay.
Host of “The Real” and TV personality Jeannie Mai is learning that lesson the hard way after her relationship with African-American rapper Jeezy, Jay Wayne Jenkins, went public on Instagram. In response to the couple’s great news, the internet was quick to resurface an old clip of the television host proudly and enthusiastically claiming that she might date Black men but prefers to marry men who are white.
Late last year rising artist Sabrina Claudio was criticized after old tweets were uncovered using racist language. Following a conversation with a fan, the artist confirmed she previously ran a Twitter account called @ODamnYourUgly, leading to a search through old messages. Some had been deleted, but others hadn’t, and it seems the account had a predilection for using offensive language. Insults against Black women and light-skinned Latinos were uncovered, leading to a widespread backlash on social media.