“I stopped admiring Kelly Clarkson after learning that she spanks her kids.”
Warning: This post includes topics of sexual assault.
“Camila Cabello. I don’t hate her, and I do hope that she’s actually changed for the better after everything that’s happened, but I can’t be a part of her fanbase anymore, nor can I support her work. Her stans were blatantly racist toward Normani and edited her face onto the body of a man who was lynched, all because Normani called Camila quirky in an interview. It took Camila years to even acknowledge the things that took place, which is disgusting considering they were ‘best friends.'”
“I’m not on Twitter, but whenever I would read about Chrissy Teigen’s tweets, I would find it witty, until last year that is. And with everything that was unearthed this year with her bullying and misogynistic remarks, I’m put off for life!”
“I thought she was funny in a savage way. Some of her tweets and comments I found a bit harsh and inappropriate at times, but then Courtney Stodden called her out for saying she should kill herself.”
“I used to be a huge 30 Seconds to Mars fan, and Jared Leto seemed like a solid guy from the interviews I had seen back in the day. Over time, though, I started to realize how pretentious he is [even sending his Joker co-stars unprompted packages of anal beads, live rats, condoms, and a dead pig].”
“I stopped admiring Kelly Clarkson after learning that she spanks her kids, and was doing this to her 1-year-old. She not only defended this, but tried to make it sound wholesome. Now all I hear when she’s belting it out on the radio is, ‘That’s the voice that strikes fear into her toddler-aged children.'”
“So many LGBTQ+ readers were able to find solace and acceptance in the Harry Potter books, only for JK Rowling’s anti-trans comments to be a slap in the face. The books always had some iffy handling of sensitive issues, but hearing her dismissive and infantilizing comments about trans people is so blatant, it’s sickening.”
“It’s like JK is actively trying to ruin her legacy. For an author whose whole series was supposedly built around love and tolerance and accepting others who are different and stigmatized, it’s just awful to see her authentic self. She’s also affected to a degree how I feel about Harry Potter, and I hate that she’s been able to do that to something I loved so much for so long.”
“I was a huge fan of Roseanne Barr in the ’90s. Her show was groundbreaking for its time with commentary on race and sexuality. It was about a lower-class family, which broke the usual sitcom form. It was the first sitcom not featuring a ‘perfect family.’ I thought Roseanne was so cool and progressive with her ideas for the show. It all came crashing down when we learned that she was a big right-wing, Trump-supporting racist. I was so sad to learn that Roseanne Barr was nothing like Roseanne Conner.”
“I used to think James Corden’s self-deprecating style, his ingenuity with comedy, and the ‘Carpool Karaoke’ idea were great. Then I saw story after story from fan encounters where he is a complete and utter douche. Now that I know he’s a fake, his shtick is unwatchable. There was a time he played the question game with Jimmy Kimmel and couldn’t name two of his own camera people.”
“Kanye West’s contribution to hip-hop music is undeniable, especially his first six solo albums and his work as a producer in the late ’90s/early ’00s. His public persona was always a bit annoying, but ultimately harmless. 2020 changed that. His presidential run was a bridge too far for me, especially since it was supported by right-wing operatives who probably wanted to use him as a spoiler candidate. And the quality of his music has also diminished. Not a lot of redeeming qualities left to hold on to.”
“I was a massive Panic! at the Disco fan and loved Brendon Urie so much. Then it came out that Brendon is a massive POS.”
Brendon Urie apologized for using the anti-trans slur, saying, “It’s not OK. Even me telling a story is no excuse using that word, so I am so incredibly, deeply sorry about using that, even in the context I did. There’s no excuse, and I am always going to try to improve and get better, but that’s still no rationalization for using that word. There’s no reason to do it, so, again, I’m sorry.”
“Kat Von D went from the top of the tattoo and cosmetics world to the poster child for anti-vax bullshit with just one Instagram post. Then again, she was always problematic. It just took a while for most people to catch on.”
“I used to think she was so cool, and I thought when I could afford to, I would buy all of her makeup. Turned out she’s just the worst and an anti-vaxxer. I am excited that her former brand has no ties to her anymore, so I can buy from them now.”
Kat Von D addressed the anti-vax accusations on Instagram and wrote, “My husband and I are NOT anti-vaxxers. Just because we have hesitancies and valid concerns about injecting our baby with specific chemicals and toxins does not mean we are anti anything.”
The Washington Post recently reported that, according to her publicist, Kat Von D is vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“I was an Elon Musk fan. Mass Effect is one of my favorite franchises, and I saw Elon and SpaceX as a way of achieving something like the future in Mass Effect. Later I learned that he exploits the fuck out of his workers. I still like SpaceX, and I think they will probably lead to our future in space exploration, but Elon is on top of my shit list, just like most, if not all, billionaires and millionaires — especially the ones who are garbage to the people who made their companies what they are today.”
“I used to think Jeffree Star was really cool for being self-made and ‘not tolerating the haters,’ and his whole message about being yourself was so appealing to me. Then I found out about all the stuff he’s allegedly done, which, combined with how he doesn’t take ANY accountability and shifts the blame around, ruined him for me.”
And, “I thought Ellen DeGeneres was really wholesome, and watching her show used to make me feel warm and fuzzy, but then I started getting really soul-leeching sort of vibes from her, and now it just feels like she’s using people. I’m sure it’s always been like that. I mean, she’s there to be paid to entertain people, after all.”
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