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28 Celebrities Who Have Been Caught Being Racist

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This is a list of celebrities who have been caught being racist. The following famous people landed in hot water after making a racial or anti-Semitic slur, posted a stereotypical photo, or Tweeted negative comments about a race other than their own. The gallery below doesn't necessarily include racist celebs or notorious bigots, but mostly well-known stars of film, TV, and sports who have caused controversy because they didn't use a filter to prevent themselves from offending other people. Whether they were joking or not at the time, there is nothing funny about the hurtful words, offensive pictures, or tasteless Twitter posts that almost cost these celebs their careers. For some, like former leading man and acclaimed filmmaker Mel Gibson or culinary legend Paula Deen, making racist remarks have truly ruined their reputation.

Racism is a huge problem all over the world and in the U.S., race relations, discrimination, and racial stereotypes are constantly hot topics of conversation. Hate crimes are increasing and just because words can't physically hurt another human being, the pain inflicted on someone with a hateful racist remark can often be worse. All races are targeted by racism, whether one is black, white, Asian, Latino, or people from various religious beliefs like Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Calling someone an offensive nickname (like the "n" word) or acting out an awful stereotype falls into the category of doing something racist.

Most of the celebs in the gallery below of stars who were caught being racist have either said something racist on stage like comedian Michael Richards, made a crude racial remark on an interview like singer and songwriter John Mayer, caught on tape in an angry voicemail like Charlie Sheen, or posted an offensive photo on Twitter, like pop stars Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. Almost everyone of these celebrities and athletes, like football player Riley Cooper and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., have issued some sort of apology for what they said, but the public doesn't easily forget. Who are the most shocking celebs caught being racist? Check out the gallery below and be sure to also visit Ranker's lists of celebrities who have declared bankruptcy and people Amanda Bynes has called ugly
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    No one can forget Mel Gibson telling a policeman during his 2006 DUI arrest that "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." In 2010, several voicemails were released of the hot-headed actor and filmmaker going postal on his ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva. In one of his rants, Gibson wished that his ex got raped by a pack of the "n" word and in another, he referred to Mexicans as "wetbacks."


    Born: 1956
    Birthplace: Peekskill, Contiguous United States, New York, Westchester County, United States of America + 2 more
    Nationality: Republic of Ireland, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    Institution: National Institute of Dramatic Art, St Leo's Catholic College
    Height: 5'9"
    Employer: Icon Productions
    Friends: Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Britney Spears, Denzel Washington
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