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20 Famous People Who Were Fired for Saying Offensive Things

Updated June 14, 2019 229.2k views15 items

People who have been fired for saying offensive things include reality stars, celebrity chefs, news anchors, actors, journalists, fashion designers and everyone in between. What they all have in common is their loose lips sunk their professional ships. 

It's easy to pick people like Rush Limbaugh and Paula Deen out of the pack with their high-profile firings on the heels of scandalous remarks. Their inappropriate comments hit them where it hurts, but they are far from alone. In the age of social media and other forms of instant communication, it just takes one simple tweet or Facebook update to take out a career. Just ask Justine Sacco and Scott Bartosiewicz, all of whom were fired for inappropriate tweets.

So, for as long as the talking heads will spout off controversial things--including those who enjoy the attention from stirring the pot like Don Imus and Ann Coulter--there will always be people getting fired for saying controversial things.

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