The top 12 celebrity scandals that shamed the stars
Their stories have either left the fans baffled or have turned them into overnight stars, but none of them could escape the scandal spotlight
1. Kylie Jenner and the much-hyped father of Stormi
The internet can mend and break, but sometimes it just gets awkward. Nothing can get more awkward than Kylie's ex-boyfriend, Tyga's comment about her baby, Stormi when he, reportedly in a now-deleted Snapchat post, mentioned, "Hell Nah that's my kid". The awkward doubt regarding Stormi's father didn't end there, and soon after she was born the internet once again buzzed with rumors, and this time it was about Kylie's bodyguard, Tim Chung. Fans were almost convinced that Chung was Stormi's father when their pictures began to emerge on social media, where fans claimed that the baby was Chung's look-alike. Thankfully, none of those were true and Kylie is certainly happy with her baby daughter.
2. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan on how not to cheat on your pregnant girlfriend
Tristan has been referred to as a "serial cheater" ever since he was caught on camera getting mushy with a woman who most certainly was not Khloe. The scandal began way back in April when The Daily Mail published a video of him making out with another woman. While Tristan had managed to convince Khloe that it was nothing more than a "set up", there were rumors that he was once again cheating on Khloe with a New York sales clerk named Tania, who he's "been photographed multiple times over the past five months" while she's been "holed up in his hotel". In spite of the scandals, Khloe continued to stay with Tristan but found it difficult to relive those moments when the incident was scripted for the show, 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.
3. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B break the internet
Yes, the internet can be used for every wrong reason, and Cardi B and Nicki Minaj took all the wrongs and created a fuss out of it. The squabble began with Cardi B's Hennessy Carolina accusing Nicki of leaking Cardi's private number on her fan page but Nicki completely denied the allegations. Soon the feud did not remain personal and began to include the two rappers' massive fan base when each attacked the other through social media posts which went viral. Fortunately, Nicki Minaj seemed to take the higher ground when she declared on Twitter, "Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out. We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore. Thank you for the support & encouragement."
4. Camila Cabello's behind-the-scene confessions
Cabello had been treated as the face of Fifth Harmony for the longest time, but the singer was always sure that they would eventually split. The singer had confessed in the cover story of The Edit that she had been planning on flying solo for a long time, but the crack began to develop when Cabello's look-alike was flipped off-stage at the 2017 MTV VMAs Performance. Although Cabello had mentioned that she would love to stay with the band in spite of recording solo songs, that didn't quite happen. However, Cabello continues to be thankful to the band for "teaching [her] so many things about [herself], ironically."
5. The Allison Mack controversy
Former 'Smallville' star Allison Mack had been on the top of the headlines for every wrong reason. Her apparent involvement with a self-help group that is alleged to be a sex-trafficking cult, NXIVM, turned out to be the biggest regret of her life when she was accused of recruiting young women into the cult in order to turn them into sex slaves, immediately after the arrest of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, who was charged with keeping women as sex slaves and branding them as his property. Although Mack had tried to mend her flaw by tweeting Emma Watson about an “amazing women’s movement”, the damage was already done.
Thomas Markle and Samantha Markle's media circus
Family feuds are ugly and it does not take time for things to take a reptilian turn, especially when it comes to Meghan Markle's family. Both Thomas and Samantha Markle seemed to have taken the media for granted as they ranted about Meghan's many flaws. However, none of it was enough to cover their decisive acts. Samantha, after accusing her sister of being nothing more than a fraud, recently slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Christmas card, which featured the backs of the royal couple as they watched fireworks on their wedding day. As for Thomas, he just took the chance of his daughter's involvement with Prince Harry to gain popularity through media. Well, we all know how that went!
7. Unapologetically Roseanne
Nothing can beat the awkwardness surrounding Roseanne Barr's mistaken Twitter comment when the actress mentioned that the former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was equal to the “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes”. Barr later on, confessed that she had taken the drug Ambien before she sent the tweets. On the podcast of the rabbi and longtime friend Shmuley Boteach, Barr confessed that she "never would have wittingly called any black person, [said that] they are a monkey." Later on, she took to YouTube where “speaking without the filter of the biased media” she claimed that Valerie Jarrett was white and said the only reason she was fired was that she voted for Donald Trump “that is not allowed in Hollywood".
8. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna go viral with NSFW feud
Things can go awfully wrong when you make your relationship public, especially at a time when you have caught your partner cheating on you. Rob initiated the feud when he shared a video of Chyna kissing another man. Chyna soon snapped back claiming, "Rob fall back. Robert f**k so many b**ches I can’t even count.” However, Rob would not step back and in the spree of the moment, he began sharing nude images of Chyna which ultimately led to his Instagram account being blocked. The feud got dirty when the couple began pulling in their personal matters such as domestic violence, substance abuse, and body shaming. Things didn't end well but Rob claimed, "I’m making a lemonade album for sure this year!!”
9. The Aziz Ansari open letter
The Aziz Ansari controversy is probably the most bemusing scandal this year, and it has only proven that "sexual assault" is a phrase which has become an easy getaway for almost everyone. Ansari was accused of rushing into a sexual act with a woman who herself was quite interested in him. However, when things didn't turn out in the fairy tale way she expected, Ansari soon became the center of blame for all. Naturally, in an era where inclusivity and equality are nothing more than idealized myths, the scandal soon divided both media and the internet audience into two halves, where one side blamed Ansari according to the trend while the other side remained neutral in the situation.
10. Kevin Spacey cannot keep it in
Kevin Spacey's role as the President of the United States in Netflix's 'House of Cards' came to a staggering end when the actor was exposed of the multiple sexual assaults and molestations that he had committed since the late 1980s. Netflix suspended production on 'House of Cards' on October 31 following allegations by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey had tried to "seduce" him when he was 14. A company spokesperson said in a statement, "Netflix will not be involved with any further production of 'House of Cards' that includes Kevin Spacey."
11. Katy Perry, please stop drooling over contestants
Katy Perry seems to be treating the American Idol platform as her hunting ground for cute guys. Following her drooling appreciation of Trevor Holmes, the singer publicly stole a kiss from contestant Benjamin Glaze who had revealed on the show that he had never kissed a girl. Coming from a conservative family, Glaze revealed, "I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special." However, in spite of the multiple backlashes against the 'Fireworks' singer, Glaze confessed that he would not categorize the act as molestation. "I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges' comments and critiques. I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it."
12. Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker are not as strong as Carrie and Samatha
Cattrall and Parker are best known for playing two of the lead characters, Samantha and Carrie, respectively in the 1998 series, 'Sex and the City', but the actresses are quite at odds in real life. Their feud began back in 2004 and continued till this year, as a result of Cattrall refusing to do the third installment in the movie series of 'Sex and the City'. While Parker was awarded a significant raise immediately after the second season of the show, which saw her being promoted as one of the producers of the show, Cattrall refused to go ahead with the movies without any raise. Although Parker has every now and then, proven herself as just the perfect co-star to work with, Cattrall has not given up on a single opportunity to put down Parker.