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 doing terrible things, but there are many other celebrities who deserve to have shade thrown at them. 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 wasn't that great, after all. 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!
Mel Gibson has been accused of racism and sexism on many occasions. Here are just three (of the many, many) terrible quotes he's said on record.
"I will report her to the f***ing people that take f***ing money from the w***acks."
"You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault."
"F***ng Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world… Are you a Jew?"Source: Gawker
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Mark Wahlberg is beloved for both his musical and his acting career, but he's also a violent racist. In 1986, Wahlberg was charged with a civil rights action for allegedly yelling to a group of black teens, "We don't like black n*****s in the neighborhood so get the f**k away from the area... Kill the n****r, kill the n****r," and throwing a rock at them. Two years later Whalberg allegedly beat a Vietnamese man with a stick yelling racial slurs. He's also been accused of beating another Vietnamese man, a security guard, stealing a car, and dealing cocaine.Source: The New York Times
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Sean Penn has been no stranger to controversy, but many forget the allegations that Sean Penn abused ex-wife Madonna both verbally and physically during their marriage. The most damming report was that Penn beat Madonna across the head with a baseball bat and bound her to a chair and tortured her for several hours until she escaped. When she picked him up from jail, she threw him out of the taxi minutes later.Source: Boston.com
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Robert Downey Jr. might be a hero in the Marvel universe, but in real life, he's far from it. In 1996, Downey pleaded no contest to possession of cocaine, DUI, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was charged again with possession in 2000.Source: LA Times
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