Any time a celebrity is caught being racist, homophobic or intolerant in any way, that celebrity gets all the attention and we tend to forget about those who came before. But maybe we shouldn’t. With Donald Sterling taking all the heat, let’s not let the indiscretions of others escape our memory. Here are 17 celebrities who were outed as racist.
While Mel Gibson was being handcuffed for a DUI in 2006, he shouted to the police officer, “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” But that was only the beginning. In 2010, on a threatening voicemail to his ex-wife, Gibson said he hoped she was “raped by a pack of “n-words”).
Rihanna posted a photo with racist overtones, directing it at Chris Brown’s Vietnamese girlfriend. In the post, Rihanna referred to Brown’s new girlfriend as “rice cakes.”
It’s sad to think that someone who made us laugh so much could betray his fans so terribly. But at a Los Angeles performance, the comedian dealt with a group of black hecklers by yelling racial slurs at them.
During one of his many famous, delusional rants, Charlie Sheen left a voice mail for ex Denise Richards calling her an “f-word n-word.” She is white, but Sheen’s drug use may have hindered his vision and memory.
Before the wrestler was matched with Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, he tweeted to say he hoped his opponent would “choke on his samosa” and called him “Curry King Khan.”
The beloved actor and vintage heartthrob may lose some fans once we remember this moment. During an interview with Playboy he basically stated that he believed in white supremacy.
On Fox TV’s “Best Damn Sports Show Period” in 2002, Shaq was asked if he had any shout-out to Yao Ming, the Houston Rockets’ rookie sensation. His response came complete with “Kung Fu” moves: “Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.” (The Chicago Maroon)
Source: The Chicago Maroon
In a tweet referencing lyrics from a Jay-Z and Kanye West song, Moby said that adding more black women to the Museum of Modern Art would turn it into a “new hood.”
Not that Miss Hilton was exactly America’s Sweetheart anyways, but her reputation worsened after the release of popular author Neil Strauss’s book, “Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead.” In the book he quotes Hilton as saying, “I can’t stand black guys. I would never touch one. It’s gross.”
This Jonas brother probably shamed his siblings when he was caught in a photo making slanted eyes.
The singer called his private parts a “white supremacist” because he is not attracted to black women. Where was his publicist when he needed her most?
The obnoxious host of “The View” made a public apology in December 2006 after her comment regarding Danny DeVito’s seemingly drunk visit to the show apparently becoming world news: “That you know, you can imagine in China it’s like: ‘Ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. The View. Ching chong.'” (People). She claimed later she had no idea that such a phrase would offend Asians all over the world.
This “Cheers” actor used to date Whoopi Goldberg, and during a 1993 celebrity roast of Goldberg at the Friar’s Club, Danson opened the show with a monologue — in black face, eating watermelon, using the ‘N’ word more than a dozen times. The laughter went from tentative to virtually nonexistent. While many spoke out against the racist jokes, Goldberg defended them, apparently finding them hilarious.
Apparently when the young sapling Bieber was 14 years old, he wanted to mimic a comedian’s version of his hit song, “One Less Lonely Girl” by replacing ‘girl’ with the ‘N’ word. He went ahead and did it, right on camera. After an uproar ensued, Bieber allegedly asked TMZ to keep the video up to own up to his little personality glitch. Good thing he’s been an angel ever since!
Not funny, Iago! The nasally, some-might-say annoying comedian got fired from his role as the Aflac Insurance duck when he tweeted some pretty tasteless stuff about the Japanese tsunami in 2011. One Tweet even managed to be anti-Semitic: “What do Japanese Jews like to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami.” (Buzzfeed).
This one made some butter-and-oil waves! Deen not only confessed to throwing a wedding party with black waiters dressed as slaves, but after being sued for racism by a former employee, admitted she had used the ‘N’ word multiple times in her life.
It seems that at an after party thrown by rapper Jay-Z for the Brit Awards in London, no white people were allowed into the VIP lounge. However, the red rope was lifted for all black attendees.
Source: Bottoms Up