10 Controversial Statements by Celebrities That Broke the Internet

Kanye West: Slavery as “Choice”

Kanye West’s infamous comment about slavery being a “choice” sparked outrage worldwide. The rapper said on a TMZ Live show, “When you hear about slavery for 400 years…for 400 years? That sounds like a choice.”

Bieber on Anne Frank

Justin Bieber stirred up controversy when he posted a picture on Instagram with a caption comparing himself to Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who was killed in the Holocaust.

Miley Cyrus on LGBTQ+ Community

The singer said, “You don’t have to be gay,”  during an Instagram Live session about sexuality and gender identity.

Kevin Hart’s Homophobic Tweets

Kevin Hart posted a series of homophobic tweets in 2011. The tweets were quickly deleted, but not before they had caused a huge stir on the internet.

Jaden Smith’s Tweet on School

When Jaden Smith tweeted that “school is the tool to brainwash the youth,” it sparked a huge debate on social media.

Ellen DeGeneres on Former President George Bush’s Friendship

n October 2019, Ellen DeGeneres posted a picture of herself with former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game.

Robert De Niro on Donald Trump

Actor Robert De Niro made headlines when he said that President Donald Trump was “a punk, a dog, a pig, a con, a BS artist,” according to The Guardian.

JK Rowling’s Tweet on Gender Identity

A lot of people were upset when J.K. Rowling tweeted that "people who menstruate" should be called women. This started a big debate about gender identity.