Today’s World #1 Source Of Research Based Content, The Daily Top 10 is taking a look back at the top 10 world’s biggest celebrity scandals and controversies in 2022.
2022 was a year to remember when it came to celebrity news. We saw new relationships blossomed, old ones crumbled, some shocking divorces occurred, and some arrests were made. If you need an excellent gossip fix, check out our list of the top 10 biggest celebrity scandals and controversies of the year 2021, and if you’re curious to know the Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths in 2022, we have the list for you and everyone else in every city and country of the world.
Why Do Celebrities Make Scandals and Controversies?
Although it’s hard to predict what will happen in the next few years, anyone can guess that celebrity scandals will never go out of style for certain. With celebrities come media attention, red carpet appearances, fashion designers, and, of course, scandals.
While every year brings a new fair share of jaw-dropping moments, we’re giving you a refresher on some of these shocking moments with the Top 10 Celebrity Scandals & Controversies of 2021.
Therefore, scroll down below for more details on the biggest celebrity scandals so far, in the year 2021.
TOP 10: Whoopi Goldberg
According to the BBC, Whoopi Goldberg was suspended from ABC’s “The View” due to comments she made in the January 31, 2022 episode. The actress got herself into some heated trouble after making a statement saying, “Let’s be truthful about it because the Holocaust isn’t about race. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man. It’s how people treat each other. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, or Jewish.”
ABC News President Kim Godwin was devastated by the remark and tweeted, “I am effectively and immediately suspending Whoopi Goldberg for her wrong and hurtful comments.” Kim Godwin stated that she had asked Goldberg to take time off to “reflect and learn about the impact of her comments.” Goldberg apologized the same day, saying that the Holocaust is about both race and man’s inhumanity to man.
TOP 9: Rudy Giuliani
According to the BBC, on February 2, 2022, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and ex-mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani was unmasked as a contestant on the US TV show, The Masked Singer. He was one of the first contestants who was unmasked, and after revealing himself, two of the show’s judges, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, immediately stormed off the stage in protest. The publication reported that the reaction to Giuliani was the most polarizing since the show unmasked controversial Republican politician, Sarah Palin in 2020.
TOP 8: Former Miss Argentina & Miss Puerto Rico
A former Miss Argentina and former Miss Puerto Rico shocked and delighted fans by announcing their surprise marriage on Instagram. Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin met at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition in Thailand, where they represented Argentina and Puerto Rico, respectively. What fans didn’t know is they were secretly dating the whole time.
The pair posted matching Instagram Reels showing moments from their relationship, including romantic walks on the beach, candid cuddles, champagne toasts, and a proposal with gold and silver balloons. They were married on October 28. Although same-sex marriage is legal in both Puerto Rico and Argentina, congratulations and insulting gossip for the newly married couple poured in on social media.
TOP 7: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
After several weeks of scandalous accusations, shocking testimonies, conflicting statements, and controversial counters, the much talked about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case neared its end. Lawyers of the Hollywood couple delivered their closing arguments, leaving the jury to announce the final verdict on the trial. While Depp’s lawyers stated that the actor had been defamed in the Washington Post op-ed wherein he was painted as a ‘domestic abuser’, Amber’s counsel argued that his accusations were true.
According to NBC News, on June 1, the jury reached a verdict. The jury unanimously finds that Heard defamed Depp, awarding him $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages. The jury also awards Heard $2 million in compensatory damages in her counterclaim but nothing in punitive damages.
TOP 6: Ezra Miller
He was arrested in Hawaii again on April 19, 2022, for second-degree assault by the Hawaii Police Department. “During their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave, and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut,” a news release reported in Ranker about the incident. The woman who had been injured refused treatment. Miller has since been released from jail, pending further investigation.
The Flash star had previously been arrested on March 28, 2022, in Hawaii, and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. The star was arrested just after midnight, and released after posting $500 bail.
TOP 5: Will Smith
Will Smith shocked fans, viewers, and Chris Rock at the Oscars ceremony when he charged the stage and slapped Chris Rock after he made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, during the broadcast.
Though the broadcast cut the sound of the incident in America, other countries shared unedited footage of the incident. According to Koimoi, Will Smith’s Q Score has taken a hit after he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022. Before the incident, Smith ranked among the most beloved actors in Hollywood, alongside the likes of Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. But after the incident, Smith’s positive Q Score rating plummeted from 39% to 24%.
TOP 4: Chris Rock
Chris Rock landed himself on this list of Top 10 Celebrity Scandals and Controversies after his appearance at the 2022 Academy Awards, where he made what he thought was an innocuous joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle while introducing the award for best documentary.
However, the actress has been outspoken about dealing with Alopecia, hence the hairstyle, so she was not pleased at all by Rock’s remarks. Rock moved on, but Jada’s husband, Will Smith, took to the stage and – shocking audiences and Rock alike – slapped the presenter across the face, before striding back to his seat. This was one of the most shocking and controversial incidents in 2022, so we added it to our list.
TOP 3: Benjamin Mendy
The Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, who has been accused of a series of serious sex offenses against young women, has been freed on bail. The 27-year-old French celebrity has been in custody for more than four months, since first being arrested and charged on 26th of August last year, and was freed on Friday after a bail hearing at Chester crown court.
Mendy, who faces seven counts of rape and one of sexual assault, was being held at HMP Manchester, after recently being transferred from HMP Altcourse in Liverpool. He was granted bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a private hearing, from which the press was excluded while bail was discussed.
TOP 2: Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh is one of the most popular Indian actors known to be fitness enthusiasts and considered one of the most fashionable actors in Bollywood. He is often famed as a livewire in the industry and has had many iconic moments, interviews, and speeches that are popular among the audience.
On the other hand, he posed for the international magazine PAPER, and the photoshoot done with him posing naked was met with much negative feedback and criticized by most of his fans and celebrity friends. According to Hindustan Times, the Mumbai police registered a First Information Report against him on the 26th of July, and he was grilled by the Mumbai Police in the case.
TOP 1: Kanye West
August Man reported that rapper Kanye West, officially known as Ye, sparked controversy in October 2022 with a slew of deplorable actions, including making anti-Semitic remarks on social media and wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt during Paris Fashion Week.
As much as Kanye West has dated many models and actresses, the superstar seems to be spiraling due to his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian dating Pete Davidson. The continuous saga has indeed become truly disorganizing. Kanye West has been quite emotional about his divorce from Kim Kardashian. Several top brands and athletes associated with the American rapper ended their relationship with him. As a result, Ye, who owns some of the most expensive things such as ranches and a Boeing 747, is no longer a billionaire on Forbes’ list now.
Who are the Most Controversial Celebrities in 2022?
2022 has been a year of Insane celebrity scandals, and some of these are too major to leave behind as we enter the new year. From huge breakups and secrets being revealed, to serious scandals and past drama re-emerging. We share with you a refresher of some of these shocking moments with the Top 10 Celebrity Scandals And Controversies in 2022 from The Daily Top 10. See again to guess which controversy shocked you the most.
- Kanye West
- Ranveer Singh
- Benjamin Mendy
- Chris Rock
- Will Smith
- Ezra Miller
- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
- Former Miss Argentina & Miss Puerto
- Rudy Giuliani
- Whoopi Goldberg
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