Celebrity Scandals Which Rocked The World In 2016
Celebrities are supposed to be role models for everyone as they portray characters that are admired by countless numbers. They are not expected to get into the habit of creating scandals that can get them into trouble while leaving them exposed to the law-enforcement agencies. 2016 had its share of celebrity scandals that caught the attention of many. Let us look at some of the famous stars who manage to grab the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
“Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” ― Oscar Wilde
Questions Raised About the Image Of Taylor Swift
In Holywood, Taylor Swift has a reputation of a “good girl.” Remember her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Harris initially slammed Taylor for comments made by her team about a number they had worked on together. on. Harris decided to also comment on Twitter about a rumored feud between Swift and Katy Perry.
During the Grammys, Rapper Kanye West said, “I made that bitch famous.” Swift did not hesitate to caution fans during the Grammy’s about people who try to undercut your success and take the credit for your fame. The statement was in sharp contrast to the claim of Kayne West, who insisted that he had the permission of the pop star to include her name within the song “Famous.” In July 2016, Kim Kardashian was ready to provide evidence for the claims made by West. She released a recording of a discussion between Swift and West providing approval for using her name on the track.
The incident created doubts within the minds of many Swift fans who began wondering whether the starlet was secretly mean. After the initial scandal, Swift has avoided controversy by getting involved in charity work.
Home of Austin Lee Russell raided
The favorite star of “Pawn Stars” Austin Lee Russell, who is popularly known as Chumlee, was apprehended in March. The law enforcement agencies who were serving a search warrant for a sexual assault investigation discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and a gun in his home in Southwest LA. The police booked the 33-year-old and pressed 19 charges of drug and weapon possession. The reality star offered a plea bargain in May after agreeing to undergo counseling and probation for three years.
“Art thrives on the blazing colors of scandal.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
Johnny Depp Accused
Celebrity scandals continued in May when Johnny Depp hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. His ex-girlfriend Amber accused her of abuse. Weeks later, a video leaked, displaying a violent clash between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Her fans of the actor immediately turned up on him although his camp denied the allegations.
Several ex-girlfriends even defended his character by coming forward. This scandal came to an end in August when the couple quietly settled their divorce. After that, Johnny Depp was assigned a role in the upcoming sequel to “Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them” which is produced by J.K. Rowling.
Abuse Allegations Against Brad Pitt
2016 also witnessed another celebrity scandal when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their intention to split. They initially planned to split in September after which dramatic events followed. There were rumors about Brad Pitt abusing their oldest son, Maddox. The FBI completed their investigation into the allegation and announced that no charges would be brought against Brad Pitt.
Gigi Mocking Melania Trump
November witnessed another celebrity scandal when the model Gigi Hadid received a backlash for mocking the present first lady Melania Trump in a speech during the American music awards. Using a fake accent in an attempt to mimic the RNC speech by Melania, Gigi said, “I love my husband Pres. Barack Obama and our children Sasha and Malia.” The 21-year-old did make an apology of sorts, claiming that the speech was done in good humor. However, she added another chapter to the extending list of celebrity scandals throughout the year.
Celebrity scandals have been around for ages. They are not likely to subside anytime soon, and 2017 should bring in a new set of celebrity scandals, which will be spoken about for quite some time.
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