Celebrities have often said rude things during interviews, on social media, and in conversations with other celebrities. In many cases, this has led to a backlash and perhaps a public apology. Other times these rude comments fuel celebrity feuds.
But what are some celebrity comments that truly shocked us? Here are 25 celebrities who have said things we couldn’t imagine saying ourselves.
1. Chevy Chase allegedly said, ‘Maybe you can give me a hand job later.’
The actor is known for being difficult and for saying rude things. This comment was reportedly said while he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
“I don’t know if he was on something,” said Will Ferrell in Live from New York, “but he was just kind of going around the room and systematically riffing. First, it was on the guys, playfully making fun, until, when he got to one of our female writers, he made some reference like, ‘Maybe you can give me a hand job later.’ In hindsight, I wish we’d all gotten up and walked out of the room.”
2. Charlie Sheen reportedly said, ‘Tell mom to go eat pork and die.’
The actor was fired for his conduct on Two and a Half Men, but his behavior off set wasn’t much better. The actor also sent rude texts to his own daughters, according to Us Weekly. After they didn’t answer his texts to come over for Christmas, he allegedly wrote them, “tell mom to go eat pork and die. Yu r both REALLY F***ING RUDE. yure mom is a loser. in fact let’s see how well yu all do with my $$$$. c u all in the f***ing gutter.”
3. Justin Bieber said, ‘F**k Bill Clinton.’
The young pop star made headlines when a video was released of him peeing in a mop bucket in a nightclub. There was also another video showing him spraying liquid on a photo of Bill Clinton and saying “F**k Bill Clinton.”
Justin Bieber apologized on Twitter after the videos were released. “In life u will make mistakes and people will try and tear u down . . . but u gotta stay positive. Stay strong . . . and learn to be better . . . and . . . always live to serve others and The Lord. #growingeveryday,” he wrote.
Bieber also reportedly had a phone conversation with the former president and tweeted, “Your words meant alot. #greatguy.”
4. Ariana Grande said, ‘I hate Americans. I hate America.’
The powerhouse got into trouble when she was caught on a security camera licking a donut that she didn’t buy. She also reportedly said, “What the f**k is that? I hate Americans. I hate America.”
She later had to apologize for her statement.
5. Gene Hackman reportedly said, ‘Pull up [your] pants and act like a man.’
The actor didn’t like Wes Anderson when he was working with the director on The Royal Tenenbaums. According to Gene Hackman’s co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hackman told the director to “pull up his pants and act like a man” and even reportedly called him a “c*nt.”
6. Nicki Minaj allegedly made fun of a mentally ill woman
The rapper was slammed by fans when she posted a video of her interaction with what seemed to be a mentally ill woman. Nicki Minaj told the woman, “You look nice. Can we talk? Come here!” but the woman wasn’t interested and angrily shouted, “Go away.”
Minaj then laughed, but many of her fans weren’t laughing with her and thought she was making fun of the woman.
7. Sean Connery said, ‘I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman.’
The James Bond actor played the secret agent for years, and it seems both the character and the actor had problems with women.
“I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman,” Sean Connery said in a 1965 interview with Playboy. “An openhanded slap is justified — if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a b**ch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I’d do it.”
8. Madonna said, ‘If you diva b**ches want to keep complaining about it don’t come to my show.’
The icon was an hour late to a show on her Rebel Heart Tour. When she made it out on stage the audience was understandably angry and started booing her. Rather than explaining why she was late, she went on a rant filled with insults to her paying fans.
“I don’t like to be late by the way, alright? And all you b**ches who keep complaining about it can shut the f**k up,” she shouted according to the Daily Mail. “The video crashed. We had no video and we had to wait until we could reboot. No selfish diva b**ch reason. If you diva b**ches want to keep complaining about it don’t come to my show.”
9. Kanye West said, ‘Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!’
Who could forget this VMA moment? In 2009, Taylor Swift won Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me” over Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).” Kanye West did the unthinkable while Swift was accepting her award by getting on stage and taking the microphone.
“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish,” he said, “but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”
The stunt shocked many and left the pop star speechless.
10. Giuliana Rancic said, ‘I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … and weed.’
While on Fashion Police, the host and the rest of the panel were discussing celebrity looks at the 2015 Oscars. Zendaya came to the awards show with new locks, but Giuliana Rancic wasn’t a fan of them. She said, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … and weed.”
Rancic got a lot of flack for this comment given it’s a gross stereotype for a natural black hairstyle. She gave an apology after receiving backlash.
11. Sinéad O’Connor said, ‘What is this c*nt doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died.’
There are many people who are critical of Kim Kardashian’s level of fame. Sinéad O’Connor is one of them, and she didn’t hold back when the reality star was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. “What is this c*nt doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died,” she wrote on Facebook and even called her fans to boycott the magazine.
12. Azealia Banks said, ‘Do you understand that you are a sand n***er who emulates white boys’ renditions of black male hood?’
The rapper has gotten in trouble multiple times for flying off the handle. But one of her worst tirades was to Zayn Malik. She posted side-by-side stills from both of their music videos on Twitter, as if to say he was stealing her ideas.
He then tweeted, “@AZEALIABANKS why you been saying nasty things about me? I wasn’t talking about you lol.”
She didn’t take this well and went on to tweet, “U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO F**K WITH!!” She then continued, “When your entire extended family has been obliterated by good ol the U.S of A will you still be trying to act like a white boy pretending to be black? Do you understand that you are a sand n***er who emulates white boys’ renditions of black male hood? Do you know how lost and culture less you are?”
The racist tirade got her account removed from Twitter.
13. Mel Gibson reportedly said, ‘What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?’
The actor had a long run of bad press due to his terrible antics, which included him saying some terrible stuff. He asked a female sergeant, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?” when he was arrested in 2006 under suspicion of drunk driving.
He also reportedly went on an anti-Semitic rant that included “f**king Jews” to another deputy. “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?” That wasn’t the actor and director’s only instance of being disorderly. He also said many upsetting things to his ex wife, Oksana Grigorieva.
Recordings of a conversation Mel Gibson had with Grigorieva were released. In them, you can hear him say to her, “You’re an embarrassment to me. You look like a f**king pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.” He also called her a “wh*re” and a “c*nt.”
Although the actor and director has had many horrific things come to light, he’s still working in the industry.
14. Paris Hilton reportedly said, ‘I would be so scared if I was a gay guy … you’ll, like, die of AIDS.’
The former reality star was being recorded by a taxi driver when she made disturbing homophobic statements. “Gay guys are the horniest people in the world … they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS,” she reportedly said when the app Grindr came up in conversation. She then continued, “I would be so scared if I was a gay guy … you’ll, like, die of AIDS.”
When the recordings came to light, she apologized.
15. Tommy Lee Jones said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.’ to Jim Carrey
Tommy Lee Jones didn’t like Jim Carrey when they worked together on Batman Forever. Carrey claimed Jones told him the following straight to his face while talking about the incident in an interview with Howard Stern.
The blood drained from his face in such a way that I realized that I had become the face of his pain or something. And he got up, kind of shaking, and hugged me and said, “I hate you. I really don’t like you.” And I was like, “Wow, okay, what’s going on, man?” And he said, “I cannot sanction your buffoonery.”
16. Russell Crowe said, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’
The Oscar winner got into a feud with fellow actor George Clooney.
“He started it for no reason at all,” Clooney explained to Esquire. “He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts,’ and I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, because Bob and Harrison and I were thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.'”
17. French Montana said, ‘U musty crusty dusty rusty a** h** … “
The rapper wasn’t thrilled when a young woman tweeted, “The fact that French Montana thinks anyone cares about him,” so he decided to respond to her with a rude tweet. “U musty crusty dusty rusty a** h** With them nappy a** poetic justice braids take your c*m drinking D*ck banging a** somewhere n be humble.”
The response didn’t go over well and he was called out for being racist. He, however, stood by his tweet.
18. Bette Davis said, ‘You should never say bad things about the dead, only good … Joan Crawford is dead. Good.’
The two-time Oscar winner was known for her rivalry with Joan Crawford. The feud gave us many biting insults from both stars, but the craziest came from Bette Davis after Crawford died in 1977 from a heart attack. Davis said, “You should never say bad things about the dead, only good … Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”
19. Chris Brown said, ‘Why when the money was coming in u won’t complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!’
In 2010, Rapper Raz tweeted, “Im just sittin here Thinking how can n***as like @ebenet @ @ChrisBrown disrespect women as Intelligent as @HalleBerry11 @Rihanna.”
Well, Chris Brown didn’t appreciate the call out and tweeted back a long homophobic rant. “@razb2k n**** you want attention!” he wrote. “Grow up n***a!!! D*ck in da a** lil boy…Tell me this @razb2k!! Why when the money was coming in u won’t complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!”
When people pointed out Brown’s homophobia, he replied, “I’m not homophobic! He’s just disrespectful!!!”
20. Farrah Abraham said, ‘Sophia is too stupid to get ready.’
The reality star has been followed by cameras ever since she was pregnant. Now, she’s trying to navigate motherhood. But she has gotten a lot of backlash. Some of it was because of her sex tape, but others reacted because of how she acted on the show. In one scene she said to her daughter, “Sophia is too stupid to get ready.” That didn’t go over well with viewers.
21. Amanda Bynes said, ‘Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough.’
While the actress was in the midst of her downward spiral she said a lot of outlandish things on Twitter. But one of the most shocking was when she decided to attack Rihanna for being a victim of domestic abuse.
“Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough,” she tweeted, then continued with, “@rihanna no one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my new dog Rihanna.”
22. Tom Cruise said, ‘I care about Brooke Shields because I think she is an incredibly talented woman, [but] look at where has her career gone.’
The action star criticized Brooke Shields for saying she took antidepressants to treat her postpartum depression on Access Hollywood. “When someone says [medication] has helped them, it is to cope, it didn’t cure anything. There is no science. There is nothing that can cure them whatsoever,” he said.
He then recommended that women should use “vitamins and exercise” for postpartum depression. He added, “I care about Brooke Shields because I think she is an incredibly talented woman, [but] look at where has her career gone.”
23. Hulk Hogan reportedly said, ‘I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n***er worth a hundred million dollars!’
There was a recording of the former wrestler going on a rant about his daughter dating a black man. “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f**k some n***er,” he said according to the New York Post. “I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n***er worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F**king n***er.”
24. Iggy Azalea said, ‘Just saw 5 black men get arrested out the front of popeyes. #damn #stereotypes’
The rapper has been accused of being racist for multiple things, including her tweets. She once tweeted, “Just saw 5 black men get arrested out the front of popeyes. #damn #stereotypes.”
She got backlash for this, but it wouldn’t be the last time she was accused of being racist.
25. Michael Richards said, ‘F**k you, you n***er.’
The Seinfeld actor was being heckled while he was doing stand-up comedy at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory in 2006. He responded to the heckler by saying “f**k you, you n***er.”
The comment was caught on video, so he later apologized on the Late Show with David Letterman.
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