Ya’ll Need More People: Celebrity Images We Just Can’t Get Behind

January 4, 2013 ‐ By Meg Butler

Celebrity brands are big business. They’re the stories that drive the drama on reality shows and let fans know what to expect. Some famous folk have made their name by being scandalous and messy, others have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. But whether they’re chosen or earned, there are some celebrity brands that we just can’t get behind.



Photo Credit: Rachel Worth/WENN.com

Karrine Steffans-McCrary: Sleeping Your Way to the Top

Supahead’s “fame” started the trend of women “coming up” by taking it off for videos, strip club audiences, rappers and basketball players and I personally can’t wait until sisters find another way to make names for themselves.

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  • jkaj

    Yet this site was not on that list…funny.



  • Jaiah Jaxon

    Ya’ll must be really mad at Keyshia Cole, this is like the 5th article ya’ll have done about her being “bi-racial” lol.

    And Sean Paul is 39 and ya’ll have him pushing 50! lol

  • SMH_shameonitall

    As far as I’m concerned, the only people on this list who DON’T belong on it are Tyler Perry & Quentin Tarentino & Rihanna. Tyler Perry is a versatile person and his belief in God is showcased in all of his projects: at the same time he also shows a wide-range of characters, good and bad, genuine and fake in his projects. That’s life: not everyone is God-fearing and nice–and knowing God doesn’t automatically make Tyler Perry–or anyone else perfect. I TRULY know who God is but cross me or piss me off and I assure you I ain’t so nice or Christian-like in response. TP also keeps *decent* black actors employed, keeps positive images of us in the mainstream media-I respect him for that. As far as Quentin Tarentino, he only does what he’s allowed to do. He’s had black girlfriends and has employed lots of black actors so he’s given a ‘pass’ by many of them: but if any of those black celebs had opened up a can of whoop a$$ on him like they should’ve the FIRST time he said something outta pocket, he would’ve stopped. Also, in fairness to him, he makes hot movies that don’t sugar-coat anything. We all know the N-word was used ON THE REGULAR back in slavery days–and many of our ignorant ppl still use it today. So hearing it in Django Unchined shouldn’t have bothered or surprised anybody. Rihanna is an indecisive young girl who’s dickmatized by Chris Brown-she just happens to be rich. Leave her alone: with maturity & self-esteem I think she’ll get it together in due time. Now Keysha Cole, Tamar Braxton, Jackie Christie, Chad Ochocinco, Stevie J–yes! Their coon-ish a$$e$ totally belong on the list! Please add Kanye West, Shawty-Lo, Tami Roman & Evelyn Lozada to the next list of idiots ok??

  • Kaori

    The Tyler Perry movies would be a lot better if he didn’t feel the need to insert messages about that stupid, invisible, incompetent deity in the clouds.

  • chanela

    omg. that picture of wendell williams is RANCID

  • Truthis

    Speaking of Wendy Williams. Madame noire. Pot to call the kettle black. Have you read your articles lately. You just called Kim Kardashian the Jezebel of today. What female celebrity isn’t sleeping around. Really name one. Smh. I see more gossip than uplifting. I find some articles very enlightening but lately this is not if more than a gossip column.

    • Kaori

      There are many female celebrities who aren’t ‘sleeping around’, but it isn’t for you to be privy to that type of information.

      • Truthis

        Nor is it for Madame noire writers. What are you the Madame noire bully. Seems you take time to have a rebuttal for posts. Read before you reply. Point is its no ones business whether famous or not to knock anyone for their life choices. Pump ya brakes and chill enjoy life instead of always trying to beef on a blog.

        • Kaori

          It seems you took the time to have a rebuttal to my post. Read and UNDERSTAND before you reply. Point is – Not every woman who is a celebrity is ‘sleeping around’ as you suggest.

          Being ‘chill’ and ‘enjoying life’ is of no relevance to what I typed. No one is trying to ‘beef’ with you. I was merely responding to your inane insertion about the sex lives of celebrity women.

  • I thought Wendy looks like Skeletor in that pic!!! I’ll wait while you who don’t know how Skeletor looks to compare…

  • faydee

    This entire list is right on!!!!! I am especially disappointed in Tyler Perry. It’s all about the Benjamins for Mr. Perry. His social conscious has taken a back seat to the $$$$$.

  • IJS

    Finally someone else says it! Django/Quentin….how many “N” words did he need? I swear its the most I ever heard it in a movie. Who gave him this pass and how do we revoke it?

  • I thought that Keisha’s adopted parents (the Coles) were married…

  • Avid Reader

    This article really makes no sense!

  • Okay, so granted the whole movie idea stealing isn’t godly, but we don’t believe TP is a christian because Kim K is in his next movie! GTFOHWTBS MN!!

    • its not that MN doesn’t think he’s a christian. The piece never said that. I think its stating that having Kim K as a character in a film that is supposed to be Christian friendly isn’t the most tasteful idea. It is kind of a head scratcher. Is is he doing it for jesus or for the money? Thats the question.

      • Truthis

        Valid argument but That’s like telling a sinner not to come to church because they are a sinner. Kim K is still a child of god regardless of her actions. Having her in a movie does not make TP no less a Christian. I guess Creflo dollar should consider banning folks who are in the rap game and stop taking their money. Judging is not cool. We all are guilty of it but some more than others and for the wrong reasons.

    • Truthis

      Exactly. Smh.

  • IllyPhilly

    Make the change, but not reporting about these people.

  • Reese

    Stevie J gives me the creeps. Like all that crouch grabbing is gross and unnecessary. Katrine Steffans’ image is irreparable. When she first came out she got the sympathy vote because of the sob stories in her book. But she is really batcrap crazy and she enjoys being a h@e.