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Hollywood Scandals That Destroyed Multiple Movie Star Careers

Hollywood Scandals That Destroyed Multiple Movie Star Careers

All that glitters is not gold. The fallout from a scandal is never pleasant for anyone, but it can be extremely damaging when a Hollywood A-lister is involved. With the paparazzi watching your every motion and waiting for you to make one major or minor error, fame may come at a high price. As a result, when controversy breaks in Hollywood, it can have serious consequences for both on-screen and off-screen celebrities. As a result, here are 5 Hollywood scandals that have ruined the careers of movie stars:

1. When Gilbert Gottfried’s Insensitive Side Was Revealed

One of the actors who wrecked their career after scandals
American actor and stand-up comedian with emphasis on crude humor.

Gilbert Gottfried is best known for his role as Iago in the animated film Aladdin. Another opportunity to hear Gottfried’s voice on a daily basis occurred when he was the sound of the Aflac Duck, until he was dismissed for making a joke about the Tsunami which caused thousands of Japanese people to die. Gottfried took to Twitter to express his humor, “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them”. This turned into one of the biggest Hollywood scandals and he was promptly sacked from his role as the duck, which is natural given that Japan accounts for 75% of Aflac’s income!

2. Ryan Phillippe Faced Heavy Backlash For Infidelity

Among stars who ended their career due to Hollywood scandals: Ryan Phillippe
Best-known for playing the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger in the USA Network thriller drama Shooter.

When it was revealed that Ryan Philippe had been unfaithful with Reese Witherspoon, fans were outraged. The couple had performed together in the romance drama Cruel Intentions, and their eight-year marriage had acquired a legion of fans who were as involved in their relationship as they were in their professional lives.  Philippe apparently ran out on Witherspoon with his Stop-Loss co-actor Abbie Cornish. The actor, who had roles in films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Flags of Our Fathers, never really healed from the unfavourable publicity surrounding his affair.

3. The superstar that could never be: Paz de la Huerta

Hollywood scandals put an end to this actor's career: Paz de la Huerta
American actress and model, well known for roles in the films The Cider House Rules and A Walk to Remember.

Paz de la Huerta was on the brink of becoming a star, thanks to her role as Nucky’s lover in “Boardwalk Empire.” The actress was known for her sultry, intriguing roles and for being a party girl. Following the Golden Globes, TMZ obtained footage of her extremely intoxicated. She stumbled and fell, exposing her breast, which she was far too drowsy to notice. Huerta was then arrested for assault. She allegedly attacked a reality personality in the face after throwing a glass at her. Things didn’t appear to be any better on set. She had a preference for shaving her pubes in public between scenes and arriving at work drugged and weeping. The producers of “Boardwalk Empire” had had enough and sacked her from the series in 2013.

4. Tila Tequila ranted about how awesome Hitler actually was

One of the actresses whose career faced a downfall due to Hollywood scandals.
Social media personality who first gained recognition for becoming the most popular person on Myspace.

Tila Tequila isn’t afraid shy to say provocative things in order to catch media’s attention. The most significant, and the one that effectively led to the downfall of her career, occurred in 2013, when she thought that Adolf Hitler was a wonderful figure to applaud. She also believed that photographing herself barely clothed in front of Auschwitz was an excellent idea. Last but not least, in 2016, she posted a photo of herself saluting like a Nazi on Twitter. Her account was deleted not long after, which was understandable. Tequila was also a contestant on the reality show Big Brother, but she was booted once the public learned about her pro-Hitler views after only one day.

5. Michael Richards tried to show off his racial mindset

One among the few celebs who wreck their careers with Hollywood scandals.
American actor, writer, television producer, and comedian best known for his work on Seinfeld.

One of the most popular Hollywood scandals was when “Seinfeld’s” Michael Richards found oneself in a war of words with a member of his crowd during a live gig in 2006, he made a controversial decision that effectively ended his career. Richards retaliated with a string of racial obscenities in response to the man’s comments. “Fifty years ago, they’d have you hanging upside down with a f*****g fork up your a**,” Richards told the viewer. There were distinct murmurs in the room as the enraged actor uttered the N-word repeatedly. The comic then exited the stage before completing his act.


Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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