11 Times Famous People Did Something So Toxic, The Entire Internet Was Left Speechless

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Note: This post contains mentions of sexual abuse.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which celebrity moments were actually toxic. Here are the eye-opening results:

1."When Vanessa Hudgens commented that people dying is 'inevitable' at the beginning of COVID."

Actor Vanessa Hudgens

"Like, 'Okay we’re all going to die,' doesn’t make belittling pandemic deaths okay. People always say she’s sweet, but I see no sweetness from her. My grandma died right after she said that, too, and her words still sting."


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Back in March 2020, the High School Musical star went on a rant about COVID on Instagram Live and said, "But like, it's a virus. I get it, I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everyone gets it, like yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable? I don't know, maybe I shouldn't be doing this right now."

After receiving backlash, Vanessa shared another video on her Instagram, where she encouraged people to stay inside, said her comments were "taken out of context," and mentioned she's not taking the situation "lightly by any means."

2."When Sia cast Maddie Ziegler as a girl who's autistic and non-verbal in her film, Music."

Singer Sia
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The film was met with criticism after the trailer dropped, with people highlighting many issues, like the movie's depiction of autism and the fact that a non-disabled actor was cast to play a character with a disability.

3."When Wendy Williams went on Conan and talked about how her son once walked in on her fellating her husband — and she kept going."

Talk show host Wendy Williams

"It’s doubly-trashy when you remember that she’s opposed to public breastfeeding."


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You can watch the moment here around the 1:35 mark:

4.Also: "When Wendy Williams tried to get Laverne Cox to tell her if she's had the gender affirmation surgery. Like it's anyone's business!"

Wendy asks Laverne if she's gotten breast implants, and she explains why she doesn't talk about that, part of her response, saying: "[People] far too often focus on surgeries and transition. So, I don’t talk about that"

5."When Demi Lovato posted on their Instagram story and criticized a local frozen yogurt shop for promoting 'diet culture.'"

Actor and singer Demi Lovato
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Demi criticized The Bigg Chill, a frozen yogurt shop in LA, for selling "sugar-free cookies" and "diet foods."

Demi's Instagram Story says, "Finding it extremely hard to order fro-yo from The Bigg Chill when you have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter; do better please"

The Bigg Chill responded on their own Instagram story, explaining their menu items: "We carry items for diabetics, Celiac disease, vegan, and of course have many indulgent items as well."

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After receiving backlash and resolving things in a private conversation with the shop via Instagram DMs, Demi apologized for the post in a video: "I’m sorry that I got the messaging wrong. I'm sorry that I may have disappointed some people," Demi said. "I walked into a situation that didn't sit right with me, my intuition said speak up about this, so I did."

6."When Matt Damon admitted that his daughter had to tell him not to use an anti-gay slur."

Actor Matt Damon
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In an interview with the Sunday Times, Matt recalled when his daughter recently confronted him about the slur. "The word that my daughter calls the ‘f-slur for a homosexual’ was commonly used when I was a kid, with a different application," he said. "I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter."

Matt Damon at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2021

"She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie Stuck on You!’ She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous," he mentioned.

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7."When Kate and Prince William stood by and did presumably nothing every single time Meghan Markle got publicly slandered by the UK press."

Kate Middleton and Prince William
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During their tell-all interview with Oprah, which aired in March 2021, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up about life in the royal family and dealing with public pressure. Meghan claimed that in the midst of several rumors and attacks from tabloid stories, the royal family did not correct them. Meghan said the royal family was "willing to lie to protect other members of the family, but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during the interview

8."I can't get over how Travis Scott didn't take enough responsibility for the Astroworld tragedy. Every gig I’ve been to, if someone is down, the artist stops the show."

Rapper Travis Scott performs on stage during the Astroworld festival
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Ten people were killed during Travis's performance at the Astroworld festival in November 2021. According to the Houston fire chief, the "mass casualty event" occurred when people "began to compress towards the front of the stage."

And in his first interview after the festival, Travis was asked by Charlamagne tha God if he felt people were "forcing responsibility" onto him for the tragedy. Travis responded, "Well, yeah, you know, I'm the face of the festival, I’m an artist," he said. "So yeah, the media is… They wanna put it on me."

Travis Scott and Charlamagne tha God during his interview

He also added, "I definitely wanna step in to figure out how can we fix this in the future. What can we do to change these things?"

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9."How Tom Hiddleston has a letter from Woody Allen framed in his office after working with him on Midnight in Paris — and how he's never publicly spoken out against him."

Actor Tom Hiddleston

"Yet everyone in the MCU fandom insists he's unproblematic and wonderful?"


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Several actors — including Marion Cotillard, Colin Firth, Rachel Brosnahan, and Timothée Chalamet — publicly expressed regret working with Allen, who was accused of sexually abusing his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child.

Director Woody Allen
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10."Every comment Kanye has made in the past couple weeks about Kim Kardashian. Boy, go get a life. She doesn’t want you back."

Rapper Kanye West
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Since Kim filed for divorce in February 2021 after seven years of marriage, Kanye has spoken quite a bit about their relationship and his desire to "get his family back together." Back in December, he even sang for Kim to "run right back" to him while performing on stage at his and Drake’s "Free Larry Hoover" concert.

Kanye seen in New York City
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Kanye has since appeared to move on and has been spotted with different women. Actor Julia Fox recently confirmed her relationship with him.

Julia Fox and Kanye West spotted together in New York City
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11.And finally: "When Ellen made Taylor Swift play a game during her interview where she had to say if she dated a guy or not — and then proceeded to say she was lying when she said she was single."

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres
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Here's a snippet of the conversation, which you can watch here around the 2:00 mark.

Ellen tries getting Taylor to ring a bell on pictures of guys she's dated, and Taylor says, "I don’t know if I'm gonna do this; this is the one thing that I have; it’s like the one shred of dignity that I have."

What other celeb moments were actually really toxic? Let us know in the comments below.

Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.