All the celebrities who've been fired for their racist comments, as Hollywood takes account
As nationwide protests against racial justice continue, the entertainment industry has taken steps to publicize its intolerance to racism. Canceling shows and firing stars from series after insensitive comments are among the measures taken to support the struggle for equality.
Public figures are held accountable for insulting actions and words. The talk show host at night, Jimmy Fallon, apologized after a blackface sketch from his early "Saturday Night Live" career resurfaced while a senior ABC News manager was put on administrative leave for racist comments.
Celebrities are not immune to the consequences of bigotry and discrimination. Scroll through our list to see which stars have been fired for their racism since George Floyd's death.
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Alex Kompothecras ("Siesta Key")
Alex Kompothecras was fired from Siesta Key for commenting on the N word on social media in the past.
On June 16, MTV officially cut the connection to the reality TV star for its alleged racist social media posts. According to US Weekly, Kompothecras used a racist epithet and approved comments on other racist posts in a reappeared Instagram post from 2013.
"We made the decision to cut ties with Alex and are working on the current season to minimize his presence," said the official "Siesta Key" account on Twitter.
Jessica Mulroney ("I Do, Redo", "GMA")
Meghan Markle's girlfriend, Canadian fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney, pulled her reality TV show out of the air after abusing her "textbook white privilege".
Jessica Mulroney, a close friend of Meghan Markle, released her Canadian reality TV show "I Do, Redo" on June 11 after allegedly threatening to end the career of black blogger Sasha Exeter. And ABC's Good Morning America tweeted that she would no longer appear on the show as a fashion writer.
In an Instagram live video, Exeter said Mulroney "offended a very general call to action that I shared in my IG stories," which resulted in a written threat to end her career.
"'I also spoke to companies and people about how you treated me unfairly," said Exeter, Mulroney wrote to her.
The CTV network announced that "I Do" was canceled.
Peter Hunziker ("Below Deck Mediterranean Sea")
Peter Hunziker was released from "Below Deck Mediterranean" for releasing a racist and misogynist meme.
Peter Hunziker, a star of Bravo's "Below Deck Mediterranean", was released on Wednesday for republishing a racist and misogynistic Instagram post. According to Variety and Daily Mail, the reality star, who starred in season 5, has released a meme of a nude black woman in chains on social media.
On Wednesday, Bravo announced on Instagram that Hunziker "was fired for his racist position."
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Craig Gore ("Law and Order: Organized Crime")
Law & Order: Organized Crime author Craig Gore was released on June 2 because he had threatened to "set fire to looters" in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.
Gore, who was working on NBC's upcoming spin-off, posted a photo of himself with a rifle in front of him, entitled "curfew," after threatening to "find light mothers trying to fuck with my property." "This post came after the unrest after George Floyd's death.
"I won't tolerate this behavior, especially during our hour of national mourning," Law & Order producer Dick Wolf wrote in a statement on Twitter. "I'm going to quit Craig Gore right away."
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni ("Vanderpump Rules")
Stassi Schroeder (left) and Kristen Doute will no longer be part of Bravo's reality series "Vanderpump Rules" after calling the police about their black co-star two years ago.
Bravo also cut four members from the reality TV series "Vanderpump Rules" for racist acts.
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were released on June 9 after co-star Faith Stowers announced that the two of them had submitted a false police report about them in 2018.
"You called the police and said it was me," Stowers said on Instagram Live, referring to a black suspect accused of bribing and drugging others.
In a separate incident, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were both booted out of the series after racist tweets from 2012 reappeared, in which both had used a racist epithet multiple times.
Bravo and producer Evolution Media confirmed on Twitter that all four reality stars had been fired.
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Hartley Sawyer ("The Lightning")
The "Flash" star was released from the CW superhero drama after a number of his past tweets surfaced. While Sawyer's Twitter account was deactivated, the 35-year-old actor had a backlash for previous posts from 2012 to 2014, referring to assault, misogyny, homophobic insults, and racism.
In a statement, CW, producers Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and Eric Wallace confirmed that Sawyer "would not return to the Flash's seventh season".
Words matter. The CW has set itself the goal of making our social pages a safe place for our fans and talents. We will not tolerate or block racist or misogynistic comments or any hatred of the LGBTQ + community.
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Adam Rapoport (Bon appetit)
Condé Nast editor-in-chief Bon Appétit, Adam Rapoport, resigned after a controversial photo surfaced online.
Bon Appétit's editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport, had to resign after a photo of him with a "brown face" appeared for a reappeared Halloween costume in 2013. He was wearing a Bronx baseball cap, a Yankees shirt, and a platinum chain that read "#TBT me and my papi @ rapo4 #boricua".
In a post that has since been deleted, the former publisher announced his retirement on Instagram and wrote: "I will step down as editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit to think about the work that I have to do as a person and to make Bon Appétit possible." to a better place. "
Rapoport has been replaced by interim editor Amanda Shapiro.
Taylor Selfridge ("Teen Mom")
MTV recently cut ties with teen mom star Taylor Selfridge after racist tweets from 2012 surfaced again. The network wrote on Twitter that it had removed "Teen Mom OG at Home: Cory & Taylor's Baby Special" from its Tuesday schedule.
While Selfridge's Twitter account is currently blocked, a series of screenshots revealed that the reality star had posted several racist tweets.
"We have to greet everyone at work, but sometimes I won't greet the black people because they scare me," she wrote in 2012.
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Abby Lee Miller ("Dance Mothers")
"Dance Moms" trainer Abby Lee Miller had canceled her lifetime show "Abby's Virtual Dance-Off" on charges of racism in season eight. Former candidate Adriana Smith accused Miller of making numerous major comments during the show.
"A statement from her that I remember to this day during my time on DMS8 is: 'I know that you grew up in the HOOD with just one box of 8 crayons, but I'm with a box in the Country Club 64 pens grew up - don't be stupid. '”Smith wrote on Instagram. "It shows me that you think you are better than me and in a higher rank and overall better than me!"
Kannie Yu LaPack, a spokeswoman for Lifetime, told USA TODAY: "We currently have no plans to air the show."
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This article originally appeared in the US TODAY: Racism: Celebrities who have been fired for their racist comments
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