These Celebrities Were Caught Doing Awful Things And Got Canceled by Hollywood

We’re all human, but when you’re in the public eye, all bets are off.  A new culture of cancellation has taken over the world, and countless celebs have been banished for doing things the public deemed unforgivable. As of now, some big names have been rehabilitated, while others are still considered unhirable, to say the least. But maybe they deserve a second chance, or is what they’ve done truly too awful to bear? Read on and decide for yourself.

Chrissy Teigen Was Admittedly a Bully

Back in 2011, a bizarre story hit the news. 16-year-old singer Courtney Stodden was marrying 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. Naturally, this made people uncomfortable. One of those people was Chrissy Teigen, who privately messaged the girl. She wasn’t reaching out to help, however. According to Courtney: “She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself…Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.’”

After being exposed, Chrissy apologized and pledged to be a better woman. She says she is now “no longer the person who wrote those horrible things.” But the appalling behavior has permanently changed fans’ minds. Was she being sincere?

Amber Heard Was Caught Lying About Johnny Depp

Actress Amber Heard got a lot of attention during her highly publicized divorce from Johnny Depp. She claimed he had been hitting her, then toured around with inspirational speeches about women’s empowerment. The only problem? Johnny had plenty of tapes showing exactly who Amber was behind the scenes. In one exchange, she clearly admitted: ‘I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched…I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you’re fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”

Since then, a lot of fans have abandoned Amber. Millions signed a petition to get her banned from future Aquaman movies. For now, Johnny and Amber continue to battle over money in court, and the drama goes on.

Marilyn Manson Allegedly Harmed His Ex

Marilyn Manson was a 90s phenomenon that had mostly gone away. But actress Evan Rachel Wood dated him years ago, and she had a lot to say at the height of the Me Too movement. ​She shared: “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives.”

Marilyn Manson denied the accusations completely. He says all his relationships may have been strange, but he sought them with like-minded partners. Fans have mixed views: Some believe him, but others are rethinking their support. Some have outright canceled him!

Anne Hathaway Enraged the Disabled

Anne Hathaway was cast in a live-action version of The Witches, based on the book by Roald Dahl. But when modern viewers saw her as a villain with deformed hands, some were upset. There are real people with missing fingers, and many of them are perfectly decent. Anne said she didn’t even notice the issue when she read the script. But now, she wanted everyone to know she was truly sorry for overlooking the insult. But what about the backlash?

Anne elaborated: “If I had, I assure you this never would have happened. I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences. Now that I know better I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.”

Wendy Williams Mocked This Common Condition

Gossip host Wendy Williams often causes controversy during her “Hot Topic” segment. On one episode of the show, she said she found actor Joaquin Phoenix “oddly attractive.” Why was this odd, for her? According to the host: “When he shaves off his mustache he’s got a hairline fracture, he’s got one of those — what do you call it? Cleft lip, cleft palate.” Wendy then used her finger to mimic the deformity while the audience laughed.

Cleft palate is one of the most common birth defects. As you might imagine, a lot of viewers were mad at Wendy. She has since apologized, like celebrities often do. But was it enough?

Addison Rae Was a Mean Girl

Instagrammer Addison Rae once said that Tik Tok dancer Charli D’Amelio was not pretty enough to be verified. She was called out as a bully, and she explained: “I had just gotten out of an extremely toxic and mentally abusive relationship that tore my heart to shreds. I was fully depressed and hated myself…I searched for compliments and love from others because I couldn’t love myself with him…I think Charli deserves everything she’s done & I know she genuinely loves doing this and loves her supporters.”

Some fans will never look at Addison as anything other than a mean girl again. Others can relate to her low self-esteem lapse. Regardless, Charli has over 123 million followers, and they must have some thoughts about Addison’s statement!

Louis C. K. Got Way Too Friendly

Louis C.K. was a funny guy, but then everyone stopped laughing. No, his jokes didn’t dry up: Allegations surfaced that cast him in a very unfunny light. The comedian admitted that he had pleasured himself in front of female colleagues. He had no intention of denying the charges and apologized. He just thought they didn’t mind at the time! Sarah Silverman, for example, told Howard Stern that Louis used to do this and it was all part of his silly backstage behavior.

Whatever the truth may be, Louis C.K. was dropped by his management team, publicist, and agency. For quite a while, he was out in the wilderness. But now, he has a new comedy special out. Will fans forgive him?

Lindsay Lohan Became Toxic

Lindsay Lohan had a few bright moments early in her career. We all loved her in The Parent Trap and Mean Girls — but then, things went totally downhill. After public dysfunction, DUI arrests, and rehab, Hollywood stopped hiring her for gigs. Lindsay knows it, too. She says: “I just feel as though it’s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if there’s no real person inside of it.”

Effectively, Lindsay Lohan has been canceled in Hollywood. She’s barely done anything in the last decade! It seems the studios are not really interested in more Lindsay. But is it justified?

Ellen DeGeneres Was Mean to Colleagues

TV host Ellen DeGeneres was the queen of nice, or so she claimed. She built an entire career on the phrase “Remember, be kind to people”. Maybe that’s why allegations that she treated her staff terribly hit so hard, in 2020. A storm of employee confessions hit the net about her set. Many involved shocking details qualities about Ellen herself: One former worker was told not to take another offer, then was promptly fired. Other people said no one was allowed to talk to her without first chewing gum. All of it was pretty strange, if not offensive.

It looks like Ellen, of all people, has been canceled. She apologized too little too late on air, saying: “I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power, and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.” Whatever, Ellen!

Mel Gibson Mumbled Drunk

Mel Gibson got drunk and officers stopped him while driving. A DUI was bad enough, but then he started muttering angrily about Jews and wars. Jewish professionals in Hollywood were not really eager to work with him, for years after that. Did he hate them, deep in his heart? Effectively, Mel got canceled from a lot of projects, and fans saw less of him than before. Is he back, though?

It seems so. While some former fans may never see him the same, others are willing to give him another chance. So far, there are plans to continue the popular Lethal Weapon franchise. Will you see the sequels?