9 Stars Who Were Dropped From Their Networks Due To Scandals
There’s never a shortage of scandals in Hollywood, whether it’s another divorce, cheating allegations, on-set feuds, or more recently, allegations of abuse. We sometimes put celebrities on a pedestal and think they can do no wrong, but at the end of the day, they are humans who make mistakes, some worse than others. Not surprisingly, their mistakes have serious consequences which can greatly affect their careers. Here’s a look at 9 stars who were dropped from their network after being in the center of a public scandal.
9. Derick Dillard
In November 2017, TLC announced they would no longer work with Derick Dillard after he tweeted controversial comments about fellow reality star, Jazz Jennings. He tweeted: “I pity Jazz 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child. It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing about him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.” Not surprisingly, many people were upset and called him out for not using the proper pronoun and proceeding to call Jazz a “he” when she’s documented her transition from male to female in an award-winning series on TLC since she was 5. TLC released a statement that they are proud to work with Jazz Jennings and her family, and will continue to do so. Derick’s statements do not reflect their views, so he will no longer be featured on their network, or the show, Counting On.
8. CeeLo Green
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known by his stage name, CeeLo Green, is a singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. The former judge on The Voice dipped into the reality TV genre by creating his own show, The Good Life which premiered on TBS in 2014. The unscripted docu-series show was dropped by the Turner-owned cable network after only one season. The decision was made after Green made controversial tweets about the nature of rape. He deleted the tweets shortly after posting them, but the damage was done. He compared rape to a home invasion and implied that women can only be raped if they are conscious. It didn’t take long for an online petition to start circling, gathering signatures to pressure TBS to drop him from their network and cancel the show. To make matters worse, he had recently pleaded no contest to a felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman and previously faced sexual assault charges in 2012.