The most controversial things famous people have done this week alone

The most controversial things famous people have done this week alone
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We hear that being a celebrity can be difficult. Keeping your fans updated on social media and apologising endlessly for past mistakes can be tiresome work.

But for fans, trying to remember who's cancelled and who isn't on any given week is an almost insurmountable challenge.

It’s hard enough keeping up with the daily updates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s almost admirable that famous faces have had the time and energy to receive backlash.

Rather than expecting you to remember everything that has happened over the last seven days, we’ve curated a handy list rounding up all the questionable things some of your favs have done.

Here we go.

Nick Cannon and his anti-semitic comments

The Masked Singer host landed himself in some very hot water for anti-semitic comments made on a podcast.

Following an initial statement, ViacomCBS severing ties with the presenter/actor and Diddy offering him a job at Revolt, Cannon gave a more comprehensive apology on Wednesday night.

After his second apology, Fox announced that he would be keeping his job on The Masked Singer.

Cannon made remarks which many criticised as antisemitic during his interview with former Public Enemy member Professor Griff.

Griff was fired from Public Enemy in the late 1980s following an interview in which he claimed that “the Jews are wicked”.

Cannon said on the podcast:

“The Semitic people are Black people. You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people…when we are the same people they want to be. That’s our birthright.”

Cannon went on to refer to African-Americans as “the true Hebrews” and praised Professor Griff for “speaking unapologetically”. “You stuck to your guns,” Cannon said.

Kanye West photoshopping his face to Mount Rushmore for his presidential campaign

You would think that Kanye West running for president would be controversial enough, or in-law Caityln Jenner nominating herself as his running mate would be the tipping point for some, but West has taken things a lot further.

That’s correct. The rapper, to make a point, has photoshopped himself on Mount Rushmore – a precious piece of American architecture for many patriots.

Faces of four US presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt – were carved onto the side of the mountain, in South Dakota, to honour their role in American history.

Some feel West doesn’t deserve to be on there, even if it’s just photoshop.

Cardi B responds to backlash after using a racial slur

Cardi B faced backlash for using a racist slur to describe her sister’s eyes while arguing that she “didn’t use it as an insult”.

The rapper wrote on Instagram:

“I think cause Hennessy got ch**ky eyes like Offset and so KK [Kulture Kiari]. It’s the only think I could think off [sic]”.

The rapper responded by saying she had no idea the words she used were slurs and then deleted the post and comments

She said:

“I DONT KNOW F***IN EVERYTHING!! We don’t even use that as a insult and I didn’t use it as a insult. I’m sick of the internet [sic].”

David Walliams criticised after old video shows him pulling down boy’s trousers on stage

David Walliams was criticised this week after a video resurfaced of the comedian humiliating a 16-year-old boy by pulling his trousers and pants down on stage.

In the 2007 footage, he is in character as Little Britain character Des Kaye, a fictional former children’s entertainer working in a hardware store.

The clip was filmed as part of a 2007 BBC documentary titled Little Britain Down Under, which followed the show’s tour of Australia.

People are arguing about Ricky Gervais comparing cancel culture to 'fascism'

Ricky Gervais happened to have waded into the debate on 'cancel culture', decrying it as a "weird sort of fascism".

He said:

There's this new sort of fascism of people thinking they know what you can say and what you can't, and it's a really weird thing. There's this new trendy myth that people who want free speech want to say awful things all the time. It just isn't true, it protects everyone.

It didn’t go down too well:

Kylie Jenner allegedly doing a photoshoot on sacred land

The lip kit guru angered fans for a recent photoshoot she posed for while in a desert canyon in Utah.

The reality TV star was on holiday and appeared to visited a slot canyon – a long and deep channel or drainageway with rock walls – which many believe to be Antelope Canyon on Navajo land.

But many pointed out that the Navajo Nation is currently in lockdown to shield its people from major coronavirus outbreaks.

It's hard to tell from the images exactly which canyon the photoshoot took place in, or even when the pictures were taken, but people were quick to assume it was on sacred land and were not happy.

...And leaving a somewhat pitiful tip

That's right, Kylie makes the list twice this week.

Not only was her canyon photoshoot called out, she was also criticed for allegedly leaving just $20 as a tip when paying for a $500 meal.

That's just 4 per cent, which seems pretty stingy by normal standards but even more offensive coming from a billionaire.

It did not go down well.

What a week!

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