Celebrities and regular folks can be really disrespectful toward those who have passed away. Artists can misuse a person’s image, name or trivialize a tragedy unknowingly and some people are purposely disrespectful.
Here are 9 folks who crossed the line.
Emmett Till’s family was appalled when Wayne said,”beat that p***y like Emmett Till.” Wayne apologized, but Emmett’s family wasn’t buying it and he was dropped by Mountain Dew.
Martin Luther King Twerk Parties
MLK’s family was outraged when folks in Michigan used his image on flyers to promote twerk parties.
LeVar attacked deceased actor and father Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead of a drug overdose, in a series of tweets saying shooting drugs up in your arm is not cool when you have kids. Too soon?
Nicki used Malcom X ‘s image as the cover art for her single “Lookin’ A** N***a” and people went in on her. She later apologized saying the artwork was misconstrued.
Drake said he was disgusted that “Rolling Stone” took his cover from him last minute and ran the issue with Philip on the cover.
After Michael Jackson passed away, Wade sued his estate claiming the King of Pop sexually molested him.
Rev. Jesse Peterson
This nut job said Trayvon Martin was “a thug, not an innocent kid tip-toeing through the tulips.” SMH.
Beyonce sampled audio from the Challenger space shuttle explosion, where seven astronauts were killed, for her single “XO.” She later apologized for her perceived poor taste.