Videos That Ruined Celebrity Careers
Pop princess Ariana Grande incited public outrage last week when she was filmed licking a display tray of donuts at California shop Wolfee Donuts. Absurdly, the minute-long video goes on to capture Grande kiss a background dancer and declare her hatred for America and its people. After a heartfelt apology, however, it seems Grande may soon return to her pop-culture throne.
However, similar celebrity scandals have been met with less public understanding. In light of this donut-licking-America-hating scandal, we take a look back through the most viral of celebrity faux-pas.
In a realm of memorable Saturday Night Live performances — including an uncomfortable Lana Del Rey and a Catholic-bashing Sinead O’Connor — Ashlee Simpson’s stands above the rest of the rubble. There wasn’t enough content to be considered bad, really — in fact her performance never really began. Caught lip-syncing off the bat, Simpson attempted to save face with an awkward gallop-like dance before clearing the stage.
Two years ago, America’s sweetheart landed herself in hot water with a very public DUI arrest. Witherspoon was caught on camera berating a police officer, asking incredulously, “Do you know my name??”
The English language has nothing on Iggy.
SOLANGE KNOWLES AND CO.
Last year’s Met gala attracted more than the typical red-carpet fanfare. In the elevator footage that was seen around the world, Solange Knowles was shown attacking brother-in-law Jay Z while Beyonce stood by.
Williams’ selective memory has tarnished his reputation as a reliable news source. After misremembering a 2003 helicopter ride he took in Iraq, Williams was suspended from NBC News.