12 Celebrity Super Stars Who Were Unfairly Blacklisted in Hollywood

Have any of your favorite celebrities ever been unfairly canceled or blacklisted in Hollywood? You’re not alone. A popular entertainment forum discusses which superstars didn’t deserve it.

1. Rose McGowan

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Scream Queen Rose McGowan was canceled for calling out the abuses that Harvey Weinstein and others were (are) doing in Hollywood. Someone adds, “She called it on Twitter way before anyone else did. She had hinted for a long time before finally saying it.”

2. Monica Lewinsky

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Monica Lewinsky. Someone states that she did an “Awesome TED talk. She was a young woman who Clinton and the media victimized. She seems like a very intelligent and well-put-together lady.

It’s sad that she’s always going to be branded by that. I watched that and just wanted to hug her.” A second person adds, “I have loved watching her come back as one of the wittiest people on Twitter. Up there with Mark Hamill.”

3. Corey Feldman

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The Goonies star Corey Feldman warned about child abuse in the entertainment business and was speaking from experience, and he was shut down and canceled. Barbara Walters responded, “You’re damaging an entire industry.”

4. Ashley Judd

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Did you know that Weinstein also blacklisted Double Jeopardy actress Ashley Judd because she spoke out about his disgusting behavior? One fan informs, “She was originally considered for Galadriel and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings, but he told Peter Jackson that she was difficult and he shouldn’t hire her.”

5. Katherine Heigl

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Several people suggest Katherine Heigl didn’t deserve it. “All she did was talk about how the conditions were when working on Grey’s Anatomy, and she got blacklisted. Ellen Pompeo said the same thing years later but was praised for it. So unfair how seniority messes everything up.”

6. Richard Gere

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“I’m surprised nobody has said this but Richard Gere,” one professes. “The man was really popular as an actor until he mentioned the poor treatment of Tibet by the Chinese government.” The Pretty Woman star is a “Buddhist and dear friend of the Dalai Lama. He narrated the DLs book The Universe in a Single Atom, and the book is brilliant, and so is Gere’s reading of it.”

7. Mira Sorvino

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Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion alum, Mira Sorvino, is another fantastic actress who was unfairly canceled behind the scenes because of Harvey Weinstein.  

8. The Dixie Chicks

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Country music legends, The Dixie Chicks were canceled before being canceled was cool. One fan notes, “They are the least problematic people on the planet. Blind nationalism and sexism created a toxic mix that ruined their lives.

Six months ago, I was playing “Goodbye Earl” in my car, and my mom said, ‘Oh no, we can’t listen to them. They’re horrible people.'” Fanatical allegiance to political parties is stupid.

9. Brendan Fraser

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It’s great to see The Mummy star, Brendan Fraser, making a long-overdue comeback after being blacklisted in Hollywood for confessing that he got sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I’m beginning to see a trend here. 

10. Janet Jackson

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After Janet Jackson’s areola slip at the Super Bowl, she was banned from everything, and Justin Timberlake won a Grammy that year. One fan claims, “That was double extra unfair because not only was Justin Timberlake not canceled, he played the halftime show again (in Minnesota in 2018).”

11. Sinéad O’Connor

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“Sinead O’Connor,” one states. “All she did was let people know about the Catholic scandal of sexual abuse before people wanted to hear it. It was true and even worse than we could imagine, and she was crucified for it.”

12. Constance Wu

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Constance Wu was canceled following the renewal of Fresh Off the Boat for the sixth and final season. One explains, “She went on a mini Twitter rant about how much she hated that. She got called ungrateful and was significantly ridiculed for it.

She later released an interview saying that she had been sexually harassed by a producer on the show and wasn’t able to come forward at the time due to her own personal reasons but was left not wanting to live from all the hate she’d received.” Wow, that is terrible. I love her on the show and in Crazy Rich Asians.

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Celebrities are often placed high up on a pedestal and extended forgiveness and forgetness on things you and I would never get away with. Call it stardom, or acknowledge it’s money. Nonetheless, some famous people did despicable things that people have forgotten or don’t know about. An online discussion named these public figures. Were you aware?

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Which celebrities are the kindest and most humble and haven’t allowed fame to change their character? After someone polled the internet, here are their top responses.

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What comedian was never funny to start with, in your opinion? I’ll go first by stating the obvious, Dane Cook. After someone asked a popular online forum this question, these comedians were called out as unfunny.

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Source: Reddit.

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