fails The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Celebrities who we used to like until they really screwed up in 2017. Vote up the biggest falls of them all.

Ah, 2017: another year, another crop of celebrities who screwed up and ruined what was left of their reputations. For some reason, 2017 has truly been the year of disappointing celebrities showing their true, unflattering colors. Has Mercury been in retrograde for an entire year? While it’s possible that that the stars aligned to create these falls from grace, it’s more likely that these disappointing famous people have always been awful and the world is just now finding out about it. Some of these stories kind of feel like a sucker punch to the gut by someone you used to admire.

2017 has also seen a slew of corporate social media fails proving how great the divide is between regular people and huge companies (but also how powerful social media can be) as well as a huge sex scandal surrounding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Other famous falls from grace of 2017 include celebrities who broke custody agreements, celebrities who let down their fans, and celebrities who are straight-up creeps.  It's a long list, so if you need a self-care break just look at some cute photos of baby animals or giant anteaters just to remind you of how wonderful life can be. One creep, though, won’t be included on this list. Even though he’s the absolute worst, Donald Trump's fall from grace began long before trash year 2017. Keep reading and prepare to lose your faith in the concept of celebrity.

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Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Harvey Weinstein age 66

In October, more than 60 women began to tell their stories about Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulting them while claiming that he could help their careers. The stories range from harassment to rape and include big names such as Cara Delevingne, Rose McGowen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lupita Nyong’o, Weinstein was immediately kicked off the board of the Weinstein Company and has been banned from the Producers Guild for life. Meanwhile, victims' stories just keep coming.

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1,617 414
Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Kevin Spacey age 58

Actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him in 1986 when Rapp was only 14-years-old. Spacey responded by saying that he didn't remember doing that, then  used the opportunity to come out as gay. 

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376 83
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Matt Lauer age 60

Today show anchor Matt Lauer was fired on November 29, 2017 following a sexual harassment complaint. The anonymous female staffer said Lauer assaulted her during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Louis C.K. age 50

On November 9, the New York Times published an article in which five women went on the record saying Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them. Rumors about the comedian's behavior had circulated for years, with C.K. always denying them. Following the Times piece, however, he publicly acknowledged the truth of all the women's stories.

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504 336
James Toback is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
James Toback age 73

In October, at least 310 Women alleged that writer/director James Toback (The Pick Up Artist, Bugsy) had sexually harassed them. He claimed that this was "biologically impossible." 

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Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Morrissey age 58

In November, Morrissey defended Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey against claims of their repeated sexual abuses. He said their alleged victims "played along" and changed their stories later.

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Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Kathy Griffin age 57

After posting a picture of herself pretending to cut off Donald Trump's head in the summer of 2017, Kathy Griffin hired and fired a lawyer, then went on a tirade where she posted Harvey Levin from TMZ's phone number. Griffin earned a retaliatory tweet from the POTUS himself, and CNN has replaced her as Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve cohost this year.

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595 481
PewDiePie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
PewDiePie age 28

In 2017, famous YouTuber PewDiePie, Felix Kjellberg, lost a deal with Disney's Maker Studios when he placed antisemitic comments throughout his videos. A few months later Kjellberg let loose with an awful racial slur while livestreaming a Firewatch session. The game developer behind Firewatch filmed a DMCA take-down notice against Kjellberg.

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Ivanka Trump is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Ivanka Trump age 36

No list of complete 2017 celebrity fails would be complete without at least one Trump. Daughter of Donald and CEO of eponymous clothing and shoe line, Ivanka Trump faced a social media backlash against her conflict of interest in running a business while assuming unofficial political duties at the White House. Department stores Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus went so far as to pull her clothing and shoe lines in February, reportedly because of poor sales. She's also faced criticism in 2017 for insensitive comments as well as her book, Women Who Work, which Slate described as "exploiting" feminism. 

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Jeordie White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Twiggy Ramirez age 46

Marilyn Manson and A Perfect Circle bassist Twiggy Ramirez (aka Jeordie White) was accused by his ex-girlfriend Jessicka Addams of raping and assaulting her. Manson fired Ramirez from his touring band shortly after the news broke. 

 

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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Ben Affleck age 45

After Ben Afleck denounced Harvey Weinstein for his sexual assault, a video surfaced of the actor groping actress Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL. He made a swift apology and then thanked the person who brought it up on Twitter.

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610 546
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Kevin Hart age 38

Kevin Hart faced a PR nightmare he was caught in an extortion scandal after cheating on his pregnant wife. Then he apologized to his family via social media because 2017.

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Quentin Tarantino age 55

Tarantino was a longtime collaborator of Harvey Weinstein's, having worked with the producer for more than two decades. After news of Weinstein's pervasive sexual assault was made public, Tarantino denied having knowledge of the whole thing. Days later, he admitted that he knew about it the whole time. He told news sources, "I knew enough to do more than I did." Fellow celebs are now speaking out against him.

 

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472 448
Usher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Usher age 39

The singer was accused by three people of having giving them herpes, including a pregnant woman who claimed that she contracted the STD after she'd hooked up with the singer in a spa. She filed a $20 million lawsuit against him but then dropped the suit in October after she was dropped by her lawyer. 

 

 

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535 533
George Takei is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
George Takei age 80

In November, former model Scott Brunton told the Hollywood Reporter that George Takei undressed and groped him in 1981. Brunton was 23 at the time; Takei was in his 40s. Takei denied the claim, though he had joked about grabbing men's crotches with Howard Stern in October.

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Steve Harvey age 61

Steve Harvey began 2017 by making an awful joke about Asian men, essentially questioning why anyone would find them attractive. Then the ratings for his talk show which premiered in September went down the drain after he openly met with Donald Trump. He claimed, "'Meeting with Donald Trump was the worst mistake of my life. I should have never gone up there." But he did.
 

 

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Matt Damon age 47

Even though he's been friends with Gwyneth Paltrow since the 90s, Matt Damon claimed that he knew about her sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein yet continued to work with the producer. Damon released a statement where he said that he thought Paltrow and Weinstein "had come to whatever agreement or understanding." 

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Tyrese Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Tyrese Gibson age 39

Tyrese has spent most of 2017 starting a feud with his Fate of the Furious castmate Dwayne Johnson. When he wasn't arguing with The Rock via Instagram he was breaking custody agreements by having messages to his daughter flown over her school

 

 

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Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Shia LaBeouf age 31

While filming The Peanut Butter Falcon with Dakota Johnson in 2017, LaBeouf was arrested for public intoxication. This came a few weeks after LaBeouf's anti-Trump live stream was shut down

 

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Kendall Jenner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Kendall Jenner age 22

In April, Kendall Jenner filmed a Pepsi commercial where she appeared to help the corporation appropriate and trivialize the Black Lives Matter movement. To make things worse, the commercial ends with her handing an ice-cold Pepsi to a police officer. 

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Justin Bieber age 24

Bieber spent most of his summer explaining to his fans that he wouldn't be singing "Desapacito" because he didn't know the words. “I don’t know the words so I say, ‘Dorito,’” or “burrito” or “blah blah blah.” Then he had a very strange feud with Marilyn Manson that ended via text message. 

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
George H. W. Bush age 93

In October, multiple women accused former president George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops. He released a statement where he apologized for patting women on their "rears." 

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David Cross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
David Cross age 53

Comedian David Cross was called out by fellow comic Charlyne Yi for being awful and racist to her the first time they met. Yi wrote on Twitter: 

“I think about the first time I met David Cross ten years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor). Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me ‘what’s a matter? You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.’”

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Ethan Kath is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Ethan Kath age 35

Former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass wrote that for her entire time in the band she was mentally and sexually abused by her bandmate Ethan Kath. Kath claimed the whole thing was made up, but some venues took her seriously and cancelled their upcoming CC shows.

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Matt Mondanile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Matt Mondanile

Multiple women exposed the former guitarist for Real Estate and current Duck Tales frontman's history with sexual misconduct. He had multiple tour dates canceled due to the news, and his label, Domino, dropped him.

 

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Christopher McDonald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Christopher McDonald age 63

In October, Christopher McDonald allegedly crashed his silver Porsche into a gas meter while driving drunk. TMZ said that he tried to get out of his DWI by referencing Happy Gilmore

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Artie Lange is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Artie Lange age 50

Artie Lange (The Howard Stern Show, Mad TV) has had an up and down relationship with drugs and alcohol. Things seemed to be on the up and up for the comedian and actor until he was busted by police outside of his his apartment with heroin and cocaine in his car. 

 

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Adam Pally is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Falls From Grace Of 2017
Adam Pally age 36

The Happy Endings and The Mindy Project star was arrested in New York City in 2017 when he was caught smoking weed out of his e-cigarette. After police searched him they found a small baggie of cocaine. He received two misdemeanor drug charges