Celebrity Fails Of 2022

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With a new year comes plenty of opportunities for celebrity scandals and celebrity fails. If you were wondering which stars would make the biggest celebrity fails in 2022, then you might want to bookmark this list. Whether they're female celebrity scandals, hilarious celebrity fails, or even the worst celebrity fails of the year, you will find them here on this list.

Joe Rogan was one of the first celebrity fails of the new year, as big name artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have pulled their music from the Spotify platform because of the misinformation about COVID-19 coming out of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Another of the biggest celebrity fails was from Whoopi Goldberg, who said on TV that the Holocaust was not about race. Kanye West is one of the celebrities with scandals, feuding with Billie Eilish and Pete Davidson, among others.

Gossiping about celebrity scandals has long been a pastime, we're just organizing all of those details into one place. From the funniest fails to other recent pop culture scandals, scroll on below for more information about the biggest celebrity fails and scandals of 2022.


  • Ne-Yo And Crystal Renay
    Photo: @neyo / Instagram

    Ne-Yo And Crystal Renay

    Crystal Renay aired out husband Ne-Yo's dirty laundry via a statement shared to Instagram on July 30, 2022. 

    “8 years. 8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every last one of them! To say I'm heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn't. I choose me. I choose my happiness and health and my respect. I gained three beautiful children out of this, but nothing else but wasted years and heartache. I ask that you all please stop sending me videos or information of him cheating, because what he does is no longer my concern. I am not a victim. I'm choosing to stand tall with my head held high. If someone can't love you the way you deserve, then it's up to you to love yourself. With no hate in my heart, I wish him nothing but the best,” she wrote. 

    The next day Ne-Yo posted a statement to Twitter, writing, "For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors. Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

  • Keyshia Cole And Antonio Brown

    Early in May 2022, rumors swirled that NFL player Antonio Brown and Keyshia Cole were dating, after they were photographed together. Then, Brown shared a video of Cole's lower back tattoo, which featured the initials AB, and captioned the post, “You Ain't Pimpin Until You Hit An RnB Diva. #FreeAgent #KeepPimpin.”

    "It was a little harsh. Maybe he doesn't know that it was a little harsh for him to say that. Even me speaking to him, he was like, ‘Do you want me to change the caption?' And I was like, 'No, no I don't want you to change the caption," the R&B singer said in an Instagram Live with celebrity stylist EJ King, after seeing the post. In that same Live, Cole also said, “I think he made it very clear. He was like, ‘Baby, I liked you at first, but now I don't — it's a no.'”

    In an Instagram Story on May 17, that was quickly deleted, Cole wrote, "Yeah I was big trippin'… smh I see it now. I have a 12 year old. Like that type disrespect for what… Nothing is worth that level of disrespect, especially when you don't deserve it. Had so much love, respect and admiration for ya. Guess that wasn't mutual either."

    The drama continued when Brown went on Instagram Live to share his thoughts on the ordeal. “Keyshia Cole, I'm a player, man. We don't want you Keyshia… I don't go back. I go forward,” he said. 

    This comes after Cole collaborated on Brown's first single, “Don't Leave,” in April 2022. At the time, she told TMZ, "I love the body of work that he created. I think he's gonna be great. I wouldn't have collaborated if I didn't think he'd be great.”

  • Ezra Miller
    Photo: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald / Warner Bros.

    Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii again on April 19, 2022. Miller was arrested for second-degree assault around 1:30 a.m., per the Hawaii Police Department. “During the course of their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave, and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut,” a news release about the incident read. Reportedly, the woman who had been injured refused treatment. Miller has since been released from jail, pending further investigation.

    The Flash star had previously been arrested on March 28, 2022, in Hawaii, and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an altercation the previous night at a karaoke bar in Hilo. Miller was reportedly “yelling obscenities and became agitated when people began singing karaoke,” the police said. They also allegedly grabbed the microphone from a woman mid-song, and lunged at a man who was playing darts. 

    They star was arrested just after midnight, and released after posting $500 bail. 

    This news comes after they have been causing quite the stir in Hawaii. Police said they have received at least 10 calls about the actor since March 7, with complaints ranging from filming people at a gas station to refusing to leave the sidewalk area of a restaurant.

    • Born: 09-30-1992
    • Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America
  • Will Smith shocked fans, viewers, and Chris Rock when he walked onto the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards and slapped the comedian across the face, then walked back to his seat. 

    The incident occurred while Rock was introducing the award for best documentary, and joked about Jada Pinkett Smith's haircut with, "Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can't wait to see ya." Jada has been outspoken about having alopecia (hair loss), hence the haircut. When her husband, Will, saw how upset she was at the comment, he hopped up, and as Rock said, "slapped the sh*t out of him." 

    Though the broadcast cut sound in America, other countries shared unedited footage that showed Will yelling at Rock from his seat, "Keep my wife's name out your f*cking mouth." Rock was noticeably stunned by Will's response, saying, "Wow, dude, it was a G.I. Jane joke." Will, however, was not in the mood to discuss it, simply repeating, "Keep my wife's name out your f*cking mouth!"

    "I'm going to, okay?" Rock responded, then resumed with presenting the award, noting, "That was the... greatest night in the history of television."

    Will went on to win his first Oscar for best actor for his role in King Richard, wherein he plays the father of Venus and Serena Williams. In his long, tearful acceptance speech, he said, "I want to apologize to the Academy. I want to apologize to all my fellow nominees. This is a beautiful moment, and I’m not crying for winning an award. It’s not about winning an award for me.” He also spoke about how he wants to be a "vessel of love" and has been called upon to protect the women in his life. 

  • Chris Rock
    Photo: Vivien Killilea / Getty Images

    Chris Rock landed himself on this list after his appearance at the 2022 Academy Awards, where he made, what he thought was an innocous joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's haircut while introducing the award for best documentary. He said, "Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can't wait to see ya."

    However, the actress has been outspoken about dealing with Alopecia, hence the haircut, so she did not seem pleased at all by Rock's remarks. Rock moved on, but Jada's husband Will Smith took to the stage and - shocking audiences and Rock alike - slapped the presenter across the face, before striding back to his seat. Though the broadcast cut sound in America, other countries shared unedited footage that showed Will yelling at Rock from his seat, "Keep my wife's name out your f---ing mouth"

    "I'm going to, okay?" Rock responded, resuming with presenting the award, and noting, "That was the ... greatest night in the history of television."

    • Born: 02-07-1965
    • Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina, United States of America
  • Sam Elliott
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    In a March 2022 episode of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, Sam Elliott slammed the film The Power of the Dog, saying it was a “piece of s**t,” Western with “allusions of homosexuality.” A western movie veteran himself, Elliott compared the film's characters to Chippendales dancers who “wear bow ties and not much else,” and are “running around in chaps and no shirts.” He also insulted New Zealand director Jane Campion, saying, "What the f**k does this woman from down there know about the American West?”

    Campion responded, “I think it’s really unfortunate and sad for him because he’s really hit the trifecta of misogyny and xenophobia and homophobia. I don’t like that. I think he was being a little bit of a b-*-t-c-h. Plus he’s not a cowboy, he’s an actor.”

    After much backlash, on April 10, 2022, Elliott apologized while speaking at Deadline's Contenders TV event. “I told the WTF podcaster that I thought Jane Campion was a brilliant director, and I want to apologize to the cast of The Power of the Dog, brilliant actors all. And in particular Benedict Cumberbatch. I can only say that I’m sorry and I am. I am,” he said. 

    He went on to add, "I wasn’t very articulate about it. I didn’t articulate it very well. And I said some things that hurt people and I feel terrible about that. The gay community has been incredible to me my entire career. And I mean my entire career, from before I got started in this town. Friends on every level and every job description up until today. I’m sorry I hurt any of those friends and someone that I loved. And anyone else by the words that I used.”

    • Born: 08-09-1944
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA