From ill-formulated genders to racist rants, an array of recent worst moments in creative culture
Internet takes no prisoners when you screw up, it’s open season for dunk, drag-and-drops, mocking memes, and targeted takedowns. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sexy celebrity with 5 million followers or a random schmuck tweeting off the bus — on social media, anyone can be deleted. Your only hope is that what you’ve done is more embarrassing than controversial, allowing you to get back into relatively calm waters. On the other hand, some creators have managed to survive one arson scandal after another, immune to both reproach and shame. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest explosions of the past few years and how the culprits fared.
Cringey and Coasting
- Adam Levine: Thank you to the Maroon 5 singers flirting with influencers, that body of yours is absurd now it’s an acceptable sixth.
- Mikayla Noguiera: The beauty influencer advertised a new mascara on TikTok, but allegations that she wore eyelash extensions have sparked a discourse about truth in advertising.
- Brittany Dawn: She was accused of selling fake fitness packs and pocketing up to a million dollars. She (She denied the allegations and promised to fight back.)
- Liver King: The mega-macho creators swore they bulked up on the testicles of raw animals as part of a caveman lifestyle. Surprise! They were steroids. Now that it claims to be out of juice, we can continue to enjoy its deranged content.
Constant and controversial
- Elon Musk: He bought Twitter to promote his own corporate propaganda, regressive politics and terrible jokes. Now, he’s just thesecond– richest person in the world.
- JK Rowling: The Harry Potter the author says she only wants spaces for women only, but she can’t seem to stop tweeting transphobic content.
- Aaron Rodgers: Even before leading the Packers to a disastrous season, the four-time MVP became the laughingstock of the NFL for peddling anti-vax opinions on the Joe Rogans podcast.
- Jordan Peterson: The right-wing provocateur posted what he thought was a video of a Chinese facility collecting human sperm with cock-sucking machines, but it was just fetish content.
Canceled and controversial
- Kyrie Irving: His Statements about the anti-vaccine mandate weren’t great, but it was an anti-Semitic video he linked that dropped the hammer (he gave it to Dallas).
- Emu Lady (The Florida One): There were two women who went viral for their remus. This faced backlash over cuddling when she was potentially infected with deadly bird flu.
- Scott Adams: The Dibert The creator has a long history of offensive comments, but a pro-segregation rant on his podcast was the last straw.
- Andrew Tate: He bragged about getting women to do his bidding, then got arrested for sex trafficking. Though he has pleaded his innocence, his negative attention may have blown his role as god of angry boys.
Cringey and cancelled
- Jeffree Starr: The Our troubled beauty influencer has been deleted so many times we’ve lost count, yet somehow continues to make headlines for his shady comments and behavior.
- James Corden and Keith McNally: Terminal online restaurateur Keith McNally posted about how the late night host acted like an asshole at his restaurant, Balthazar. Corden apologized. McNally backed up. Honestly, both came out equally bad.
- Try Guys: They used to be the internet’s favorite wives, until one of them was discovered to be having an affair with an employee. Scandal was anything. Need to know him? Unforgivable.
- Taraswrld: The OnlyFans star complained about $10,000 Harry Styles tickets. When she claimed she was in the pit, the tease became a meme.
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