Everyone has bad days. These are the type of days where everything seems to be going wrong and you end up saying something that you didn't necessarily mean. Although some of these misguided statements are forgivable, some are so incredibly rude, racist and just all together horrifying, that they leave a scar that is not so easily healed. While some people can keep their outbursts on the down low, celebrities aren’t so lucky. When celebrities freak out and say something shocking, it inevitably gets leaked to the press, where their outburst can be replayed again and again, for the entire world to hear.
The 10 outbursts of the celebrities listed below are particularly shocking. They are the type of outbursts that leaves their fans questioning what type of person their favorite celebrity is behind closed doors. Some of these outbursts saw the end of the once beloved celebrity’s career, while others were brushed off by the media for no apparent reason. However, these stars handled their unfortunate ramblings, they made it clear that words really can hurt.
10 Kanye West
9 Russell Crowe
In June 2011, Russell Crowe took to twitter to announce his disgust with circumcision. In his twitter tirade he tweeted, “Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? It is real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect.” Later he tweeted, “I love my Jewish friends, I love the apples and the honey and the funny little hats but stop cutting yr babies.” Needless to say, Crowe ended up offending a lot of people. In response to the backlash he faced, the actor apologized by saying he has, “deep and abiding love for all people of all nationalities,” but of course, he promptly added, “I can’t apologize for my heartfelt belief.”
8 Tracy Morgan
In June 2011, funnyman Tracy Morgan spewed out a slew of homophobic rants during one of his comedy shows in Nashville. Kevin Rogers, a gay man in Morgon’s audience, took to Facebook to share the horrifying things that Morgan said during his stand up show. Apparently, Morgan started off by saying that if his son ever told him he was gay, he would stab him to death. He then went on to say that gays should just toughen up when it comes to bullying, that they should, “beat those little f-ckers that bully them, not whine about it.” Morgan quickly apologized by saying that he is, “an equal opportunity jokester,” and that he, “took his comments too far.”
7 Isaiah Washington
On the set of Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah Washington hurled homophobic slurs at his co-star, T.R Knight during an argument with fellow co-star, Patrick Dempsey. Just ten days later, Knight came out as gay. In an interview with Ellen, Knight said, “He referred to me as a faggot…Everyone heard it…I've never been called that to my face.” Washington eventually apologized for his comments but it seemed to be too little too late. Washington was fired from Greys Anatomy after the season ended. In a later interview, Washington said that he felt, “used and exploited” and that Knight should have been the one to take the fall.
6 Christian Bale
5 Alec Baldwin
4 Michael Richards
In November 2006, the former Seinfeld funnyman, Michael Richards went on a racist tirade at the Laugh Factory during one of his stand up acts. In the show, he hurled racist comments at some of the black members in the audience. He called them n------ and even made references to lynching during part of his routine. The whole act was filmed and put on Youtube by someone in the audience where it quickly went viral. Richards eventually issued an apology saying, “For me to be at a comedy club and to flip out and say this crap, I’m deeply, deeply sorry. I’m not a racist, that’s what’s so insane about this.”
3 John Mayer
In February 2010, musician John Mayer made a slur of racist comments during his interview with Playboy. In the interview, Mayer said, “My d*** is sort of like a white supremacist. I've got a Benetton heart and a f***ing David Duke c***. I’m going to start dating separately from my d***...” Mayer received a ton of backlash as a result of his racist comments. Katheryin Russell-Brown, the author of The Color of Crime, said that Mayer seems to be saying, “black women are not just not his type, they’re not in his class. They’re beneath him.” As expected, Mayer eventually apologized for his statements, calling them “arrogant.” He also said that his interview was just, “a quest to be clever.”
2 Charlie Sheen
1 Mel Gibson
In July 2012, Mel Gibson was taped violently harassing his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. In the recordings Gibson says, “You need a f------ bat in the side of the head. Alright, How about that?’ He also threatens to kill her by saying, “I’ll put you in a f------ rose garden you c---! You understand that? Because I’m capable of it. You understand that?” Mel also refers to Grigorieva as a n----- and says that if she was raped it would be her fault because of the clothes she wears. Gibson’s career never quite bounced back after his violent outburst was taped for the public to hear, proving that Hollywood might not be as forgiving as once thought.