11 Celebrities Who Got Caught Being Racist
Unfortunately racism still isn’t an issue of the past. Over the past couple of years, more and more unsuspecting celebs have been getting exposed for their racist ways. Flip on over to see which of your favorite entertainers ain’t all the way down with equality.
Just days ago while visiting The View, Kelly got caught slipping during a conversation about Presidential candidate Donald Trump. She asked,“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” After her co-hosts awkwardly paused in shock, she tried to explain herself. She continued, “In the sense that… you know what I mean? But I’m saying that in L.A. they always… “ Just as fast as the internet could get wind of her words, Kelly issued a lengthy apology.
Neil Strauss, author of the book Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead, wrote that Paris Hilton had once responded to a question about dating African American men with this statement: “I hate black guys, I would never touch one. It’s gross.” Paris never acknowledged the quote nor did she apologize.
In 2013, Paula Deen committed career suicide by way of racism after admitting to using racial slurs toward her employees. She was sued for racial discrimination by two of her employees and ultimately admitted to using the n-word. After offending millions of African American fans with her comments, she was cut from The Food Network and numerous endorsements. In total she lost a reported $17 million from the canceled projects. After being caught as a red-handed racist Paula did apologize via social media and video recording.
Life was never the same for this former “Seinfeld” star after he broke out in a racist rant during a stand up comedy show in LA in 2006. After being heckled by black audience members, Richards had a meltdown and yelled out “Fifty years ago we’d have you upside down with a f***ing fork up your a**.” He continued,”Throw his a** out. He’s a n*****! He’s a n*****! He’s a n*****! A n*****, look, there’s a n*****!” The recording left viewers both shocked and highly disgusted. Richards did apologize for his comments, however he still maintains that he is not a racist.
Presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump posted this statement to Facebook in regards to his views on immigration laws, “I’m not knocking immigration or immigrants, but rather am very critical of the country of Mexico for sending us people that they don’t want.” In another conversation with Business Insider, he described illegal Mexican immigrants as ” the bad ones” as well as “criminals” and “rapists“.
Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was best known for his time in the ring but he most recently became a hot topic after making racist comments during a recorded phone conversation. He stated, “I mean, I’m racist, to a point. F***ing n*****. But then when it comes to nice people and sh**, and whatever… I mean, if she as going to f*** some n*****, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n**** worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F***ing n*****.” Hulk Hogan is still maintaining that he is not racist and is hopeful for forgiveness.
During a temultuous breakup with his baby mama Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson was caught being a red-handed racist during a threatening phone call that was recorded by his former girlfriend. He yells, “You’re embarrassment to me. You look like a f***ing pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s, it will be your fault.” His career ended just as quickly as this recording hit the net.
This seemingly charming singer lost all respect from his African American fan base after describing his male parts as a “white supremacist” during an interview with Playboy back in 2010. He was questioned, “Do black women throw themselves at you?” He answered, “I don’t think I open myself to it. My d*ck is sort of like a white supremacist.” He tearfully apologized for his comments in a later interview.
Shaquille O’ Neal
Asian-American fans weren’t laughing when former Lakers player Shaquille O’ Neal made some racial jokes on a radio station back in 2003. He joked, “Tell Yao Ming; Ching-chong-yang-wah-so“. The former athlete and sports host later apologized for his comments.
Dirty dog racist and former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling got caught slippin last year when he was recorded in a phone conversation with his side-joint, 31 year old V. Stiviano. He explained, “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people.” He also asked his ex-mistress, ‘Why publicize it on the Instagram and why bring it to my games?” The NBA was not there for it and the formed owner was fined $2.5 million, fired and banned from the NBA.
This struggle rapper from Cali had an extremely short-lived career after posting a series of racist tweets. She stated, “Sometimes I wish slavery was still going’ on“, “I don’t need black fans anyway. Y’all don’t buy albums“. She added, “Looks like a f***ing Popeye’s just opened up in my mentions. You monkeys got your taxes back already? ”
As if her career wasn’t struggling already, she hit the nail in the coffin after taking to twitter to give this apology: “Gm guys, last nite hacked my page, I am sorry, I love FRIED CHICKEN! Forgive me!”