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10 Top-notch High Profile Controversies From the Past!

10 Top Notch High Profile Controversies From The Past!
10 Top Notch High Profile Controversies From The Past!

#10 Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr, star of the popular sitcom Roseanne, has come under fire for a recent tweet in which she compared Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor to President Obama, to an ape. Barr has since deleted the tweet and apologized, but the damage has been done. The backlash has been swift, with ABC canceling the reboot of her show and many people calling for Barr to be held accountable for her racism.

This is not the first time that Barr has made racist statements; she has a long history of racism, both on and off social media. In 2013, she tweeted that then-President Obama was a “monkey” and just last year she called black NFL players “babies.” She has also said that Islam is a “cancer” and claimed that Palestinians are “child-murdering terrorists.” Given this pattern of behavior, it is not surprising that she would make a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett.

Unfortunately, racism is still all too common in our society, and Roseanne Barr is just one example of it.

#9 Kathy Griffin

In 2017, American comedian Kathy Griffin caused a stir when she posed for a photograph with a replica of Donald Trump’s severed head. The image was met with widespread condemnation, and Griffin eventually issued an apology. However, the damage had been done, and she found herself the subject of intense public scrutiny.

Although some people felt that she had gone too far, others pointed out that Trump had frequently made inflammatory statements about women and other groups. They argued that Griffin was simply holding him accountable for his words. In the end, the controversy highlighted the different ways that people react to offensive speech. Some believe that it should be censored, while others believe that it should be allowed in the interests of free expression.

#8 Donald Trump

On October 7, 2016, The Washington Post released a 2005 audio recording of U.S. President Donald Trump and television host Billy Bush having a conversation about women that included Trump making lewd comments about kissing, groping, and trying to have sex with a married woman. The recording was made during the taping of a segment for the TV show Access Hollywood. Trump was 59 years old at the time, while Bush was 33.The announcement of the tape’s release led to widespread condemnation of Trump’s comments. Several prominent Republicans withdrew their endorsements of Trump or called for him to step aside as the party’s nominee for president. In response, Trump issued a video statement in which he apologized for his comments and said that he would “be a better man tomorrow.” He also accused Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, of having said and done “far worse” to women.

The tape had a significant effect on the 2016 United States presidential election. In the days following its release, multiple polls showed Clinton leading Trump by wide margins, although her lead began to diminish in some polls by October 10.

#7 Ryan Lochte

American swimmer Ryan Lochte made headlines for all the wrong reasons. After a night of heavy drinking, Lochte and his teammates vandalized a gas station in Rio de Janeiro. When confronted by security guards, Lochte falsely claimed that he and his friends had been robbed at gunpoint.

The story quickly spiraled out of control, and Lochte ended up losing sponsorships and being suspended from swimming. In the end, it was a costly mistake that tarnished his reputation and cost him dearly.

#6 Paula Deen

In 2013, Paula Deen was embroiled in a racism scandal after it was revealed that she had used a racial slur in the past. The fallout from the incident was swift, with Deen losing her job at the Food Network and facing a barrage of criticism from the public.

In the years since, Deen has attempted to make amends, publicly apologizing for her comments and working to repair her image. While she has regained some measure of success, the episode continues to haunt her and serves as a reminder of the power of words.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has been in the news a lot lately, and not always for the right reasons. In 2016, he was arrested for DUI, and his inflammatory statements about Jews and Israel made headlines. More recently, audio recordings of Gibson making racist and sexist remarks were released, leading many to call for a boycott of his new film.

While Gibson has apologized for his past behavior, it’s clear that he has a long way to go before he regains the trust of the public. Only time will tell if he can turn things around.

Tiger Woods

It’s been nearly a decade since Tiger Woods was embroiled in a sex scandal that rocked the sports world, but the events of that fateful November still loom large. It all started when Woods was pulled over for speeding in Florida and admitted to having an affair with a woman named Rachel Uchitel.

This set off a chain reaction of revelations, as more and more women came forward to claim they had also had affairs with Woods. In the end, it was estimated that Woods had been involved with over 120 different women. The scandal took a heavy toll on Woods’ personal life, as his wife divorced him and he lost sponsorships from major companies. However, he has slowly started to rebuild his image in recent years and remains one of the most successful golfers of all time.

Kim Kardashian

In 2007, a sex tape featuring reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her then-boyfriend Ray J was leaked online. The tape quickly became one of the most watched celebrity sex tapes in history, propelling Kardashian to international fame.

In the years since the tape was released, Kardashian has built a multi-million dollar empire, thanks in part to the publicity she received from the sex tape. While many people believe that the tape was leaked without her consent, Kardashian has said that she was happy for it to be made public, as it helped to boost her career. Whether or not she was truly consenting to the release of the tape, there’s no denying that it had a major impact on her life and career.

Hugh Grant

During 1995’s popular show when the anchor questioned the audience on “What the hell are you thinking Hugh Grant who was a guest on the show gave his comments on solicitation which was stirring controversies, but he was not affected by his career after only which he starred in major blockbusters like “Bridget Jones, Notting Hill alongside Julia Roberts and so on.

Pee-Wee Herman

In July 1991, prominent comedian and actor Paul Reubens was arrested for masturbating in an adult movie theater. The news made headlines and resulted in Reubens being dropped from several upcoming projects, including a role in the Spielberg film Hook. However, Reubens soon made a comeback, appearing in several films and TV shows over the next few years. In 2001, he even revived his Pee-Wee Herman character for a successful Broadway show. While the arrest was undoubtedly a setback for Reubens’s career, it ultimately did not prevent him from enjoying a long and successful Hollywood career.

Though he fielded out for decades, he was prominent in the industry doing many high-budget movies like “Mystery Men and Blow” alongside Johnny Depp.

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