10. Paula Deen
Oh, what can we say about good ol’ Paula Deen? Everybody’s mama hen has received her own share of hatred when she allowed her real southern side to come out in 2013.
Comparing her black “friend” to the shade of a black board and apparently allowing the staff at her restaurant to be abused by allowing others to use the N word.
Deen has since been hard at work trying to repair her reputation, and it seems like she’s moving in the right direction; signing endorsement deals upwards of a million dollars. See what humbling yourself can sometimes do?
9. Jay Z
Jay Z raised some flags in 2010, when he made a statement about not letting any ‘whites’ into his BRIT awards after party.
VIP was locked down tight that night in London, allegedly only allowing black people into the section to party with the king and queen of hip hop.
This modern day segregation seemed to cause an uproar in the club; up and coming singer Alesha Dixon attested to the chaos by Tweeting that her friends were being knocked about and no one seems to care.
But of course, in true Jay and Bey fashion, they remained tight lipped, AKA they don’t care enough to comment. After all, who dare question the king and queen.
8. Shaquille O’Neal
In 2003, NBA superstar, Shaquille O’Neal appeared on Fox’s Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he had the opportunity to make a racist remark towards Asians.
When asked to give a message to then new player Yao Ming, Shaq looked straight into the camera and said; “Tell Yao Ming, ‘Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.’”, all this while mimicking kung-fu moves and a mock-Chinese accent.
Although the tall superstar apologized for his actions, he will probably never live this one down.
7. Mel Gibson
Probably the most well known incident of celebrity racism; occurring back in 2006, during a drunk driving arrest, actor Mel Gibson thought it would be a good idea to hurl racist comments in the streets of LA about his hatred towards Jewish people.
According to TMZ, Gibson verbally attacked the officers with anti-Semitics that included “f****** Jews”, and stating that Jews were responsible for the wars in this country.
Unfortunately, this was not the only time Gibson had an outburst such as this one. In 2010, during a nasty divorce from his now ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson told his ex during a phone conversation that he hopes she gets sexually assaulted by a pack of n******.
6. Iggy Azalea
Google Iggy Azalea and racist, and see what pops up. Apparently racism is okay, just as long as you Tweet it.
Iggy’s Twitter is full of subtle racism and stereotypes, like referring to Mexican bodies as box-shaped; and you know what’s even better? She does not discriminate. She goes in on all races; Asians, blacks, Aboriginals, the list goes on and on.
She even goes on to make homophobic jokes and use derogatory terms when referring to the LGBTQ community.
How has this not made headlines yet? Overall, it comes down to being a really ignorant, uneducated type of chick.
5. Charlie Sheen
Not only is Charlie Sheen a little bit crazy, he also can’t get his racist remarks directed at the right race.
In 2008, Sheen decided to leave a voice-mail on his ex-wife, Denise Richards’ phone, saying that he hopes she rots in hell and called her a coward right before he called her the N word.
Now, I’m no genius, but I do have the blessing of sight and common sense and I could have sworn that last time we checked, Richards is white with a little bronzer.
Sheen later apologized, but in the future, if he’s going to use racial slurs, he should figure out who is who, literally.
On top of everything else Rihanna is known for; the constant nudity, the weed references and fighting with her Twitter followers, Rihanna now has ties to the race game.
When Rihanna briefly got back together with Chris Brown, in March 2012, she decided to throw it in Brown’s former girlfriend, Karrueche Tran’s face.
She tweeted a photo of a pack of rice cakes wearing glasses and hoop earrings; she captioned it, Ima make you my b**** referring to her song Birthday Cake.
Rihanna did not apologize. In fact, her Tweet was co-signed and retweeted by Brown and her good friend, video model, Melissa Ford.
3. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is known for many things; the Carl’s Jr burger commercials, carrying dogs around in her purse and oh yeah, that pesky sex tape that got leaked.
You may be aware of all of this, but, I bet you didn’t know that Ms. Hilton has been caught using racial slurs on more than one occasion.
She was even called out by author Neil Strauss, in his 2011 book, Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journey’s into Fame and Madness quoting her saying that she can’t stand black guys and would never touch one, going on to say that one percent black is enough for her.
2. Duane “Dog” Chapman
Well, if you’re black, DON’T DATE ANY OF DOG’S CHILDREN!
Duane Chapman went on a rant back in 2007, when he found out that one of his bazillion children decided to date a black girl. He left a voicemail for his son that referred to his girlfriend as a n***** and encouraging him not to date her.
The tape was sold to The Enquirer and was made public immediately; as a result, Dog’s show was suspended.
Now that the controversy has blown over, the show is back on the air, thriving.
1. Donald Sterling
L.A. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling was caught last year on tape, making several racist comments to his mistress, V. Stiviano, about inviting black people to Clippers games.
He apparently had a problem with her inviting black men to the games, and being seen on camera with them.
But there are so many more problems with this story: 1. His girlfriend is biracial and 2. Basketball is commonly known as a black sport, and Sterling’s team has predominantly black players.
Sterling was eventually forced to sell the Clippers and slapped with a lifetime ban from the NBA.