The former wrestler made a sex tape with his best friend’s wife. However, that’s not what tarnished his image: Hogan used the “n-word” in the tape. As if that wasn’t enough, he was caught using homophobic slurs, and he was eventually fired by WWE in 2015.
When Sinead tore up the picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live and declared, “Fight the real enemy,” the move garnered a lot of hate and mockery. Whether it was right for her to do so still is a debate; however, this event on national television struck a massive blow to her career.
Remember when #Sinead O'Connor ripped up the #pope pic on #SNL over the #CatholicChurch cover up of #Pedophiles? She was mocked, her career, destroyed. Here we are 20 yrs later. Turns out she was right. If only we would have listened. #walkaway #WakeUp— skeptical77 (@slov77) September 30, 2018
Mark Salling, who got fame for his role in Glee, was under scrutiny when the world learned about him assaulting a woman and forcing her into having unprotected sex. It didn’t stop at this. Stories of his child porn photography collection started doing rounds, and that was the last nail in the coffin of his career.
What can we learn from the case of #MarkSalling, Glee actor, about the harm of child sexual abuse images (i.e. child pornography)?You can watch my full video discussing this point and more here -> https://t.co/rNRnUqfoEA pic.twitter.com/JoSZtnIk72— Haley McNamara (@HaleyMcNamara) January 31, 2018
Paul Reuben, AKA Pee-wee Herman, a kids’ show host, was charged with exposing himself at an adult theater. While there were quite a few people who thought the issue had been blown out of proportion, this incident was enough to be a career wrecker for him.
Lostprophets was doing well before Ian Watkins, the lead singer, was charged with attempted rape and sexual assault on children. Along with his career, he took the entire band down after being sentenced to 35 years for child sex offenses.
19 Kids and Counting, a TV show based on one of America’s largest families, was taken off air by TLC after Josh Duggar’s sexual assaults came to light. Several women—including four of his sisters—were assaulted, and we haven’t seen him on TV since.
The once chart-topping leading ladies of country music got their career to a screeching halt after the lead singer, Natalie Maines, bashed President George W. Bush in 2002 right before the invasion of Iraq. She said that the band is ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas. This statement was not well-received by the public, and Dixie Chicks was blacklisted by major broadcasting networks.