It seems like every other day some celebrity is putting their foot in their mouth or attracting some unwanted negative attention on social media or getting caught in a serious scandal.
While lately, we’ve become accustomed to celebs getting “canceled” for these transgressions, for every celeb who’s gotten raked over the coals there’s another who’s flown under the radar. Before social media was a tool to both empower and shame celebrities, you could get away with a lot.
If you don’t believe it, just check out these lesser-known celebrity scandals.
Redditor u/KentuckyFriedEel asked the Reddit community: “What famous person has done something incredibly heinous, but has often been overlooked?”
1. Tom Arnold and Roseanne
“In the early 90s, Tom and Roseanne (Barr) Arnold financed a large-scale meth operation in southeast Iowa that ran through Tom’s brother-in-law’s horse breeding operation. This one doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but to the locals, it’s just a known fact.” –landback2
2. Matthew Broderick
3. Tekashi 69
“Tekashi 69. He’s a proven pedophile/rapist and yet so many people just??? Don’t care??? I could never listen to or support someone who hurt anyone, especially children, like that. It’s disgusting.” –Little-Hoe-Academia
4. Karl Malone
5. Boy George
6. Louis Walsh
7. Steven Tyler
8. John Travolta
“John Travolta refused to give his son his prescribed epilepsy meds because “Scientology doesn’t believe in mental illnesses” and as a result the son died!” –chipscheeseandbeans
“Drake was on stage confirming the girl he was kissing, and touching was underage. He kept going.” –Nitimur_in_vetitum
10. Emma Roberts