Celebrities may receive tons of love and admiration from adoring fans, but if the public knew what goes behind the scenes, some wouldn't be held in such high regard. Many celebrities have committed crimes and many celebrities are allegedly mean in public or to their spouses. Racism? Animal cruelty? Domestic violence? Find em' all on this list! Just because they play lovable characters on the big screen doesn't mean they're the most lovable human beings during their day-to-day.
Bill Cosby, Mel Gibson, and Chris Brown have been in the news recently for terrible things, but they're not the only celebs to have committed regrettable deeds. Laura Bush killed someone in a car accident. Ted Kennedy did the same, but the circumstances behind his accident were even worse. Even Dr. Seuss apparently wasn't that great. Consider your bubble burst.
This list should give some perspective that celebrities are just people, and some people can be really terrible. If you're ready to have your perceptions shattered, take a look at this list and vote up the celebrities who you think deserve to be exposed for who they really are!
Bill Cosby might have played one of the most beloved TV dads of all time on The Cosby Show, but his actions off screen have now made him one of the most hated men in television. Cosby has been accused by more than 30 women of sexual misconduct, including drugging and raping several of them.
On April 26, 2018, he was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Months later, he was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.
Source: NY Times
Eric Clapton is considered one of the best rock and roll artists of all time, but he's also allegedly incredibly racist. In 1976, Clapton made an offensive speech at one of his concerts. He said, "Stop Britain from becoming a Black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the w*gs out. Get the c**ns out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. F***ing w*gs, man. F***ing Saudis taking over London. Bastard w*gs."
In the decades since, Clapton's publicly stood by his comments several times.
Mike Tyson may have been the victim of a bad circumstances - his parents abandoned him and many of his loved ones died over the years - but that doesn't mean he hasn't done his share of terrible deeds. In 1992 Tyson was convicted of raping18-year-old Desiree Washington.
Tyson was ordered to spend six years behind bars but was released after three.
In 1979, Elvis Costello was a 24-year-old, up-and-coming musician. During a heated argument in the bar at a Holiday Inn in Columbus, OH, Costello blurted out that James Brown was a “jive-arsed n****r” and Ray Charles was a “blind, ignorant n****r.”
His excuse was baffling: "It became necessary for me to outrage these people with the most offensive and obnoxious remarks I could muster to bring the argument to a swift conclusion and rid myself of their presence.”
Clapton apologized for the incident in 2013.
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock