15 Celebrities Who Are Getting A Little Too Comfortable

January 21, 2014  |  
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Is racism getting better or worse? Once upon a time, a few n-bombs could ruin your career. Now it seems like recently celebrities are getting comfortable with feeling like they get a pass on casual racism.


Madonna broke new ground in race relations when she dropped the n-bomb in this Instagram of her son and then refused to apologize like it was OK.

Chelsea Handler

When Nick Cannon opened up in Ebony’s Black Love issue about affection and love being the cornerstone of his five-year relationship with Mariah Carey, Chelsea dropped this bomb on her show:

“No, I don’t know about this kind of black love. He’s acting like a white boy.”

She probably shouldn’t feel so comfortable talking about something she knows nothing about.

Chelsea Again

Can we talk about the fact that Chelsea is a habitual line stepper? Sometimes when women feel like they like black men, they also feel like they get a pass to say anything about them — even if it’s racist.

Tamera Mowry’s Fans

Tamera Mowry found out how comfortable her fans were with their racism when she married Adam Housley.

The star recently opened up on OWN about being called “the white man’s whore” and other slurs. We didn’t even know that interracial marriage was still such a hot button issue.

Steve Martin

The comedy legend shocked a lot of people when he let this racist joke slip. He pulled the Tweet and later apologized saying he was just trying to make a joke — at the expense of black people.


If we’re going to call out Steve, Questlove has got to be next up. He and his manager spent their time on tour in Japan making fun of Japanese accents on Twitter.

First he tweeted a (now deleted) video of Japanese women talking captioned, “Ladies and gentlemen, they are talking in tongues.”

They then went in on the accents:
“Hey @dawnenglehart is it racist for me to write the Sour Tlain? #chipanesedownunder2013″
“Nah you’re in The Loots. You’re … Arrowed.”

Alec Baldwin

Put the n-word in a song and some people have a field day. News flash: putting quotation marks around a word doesn’t make it any less offensive.


Ever skip out on listening to an artist because you had a feeling they might say something ignorant like this?

Amanda Bynes

Not everything is fair in love and Twitter war. Amanda’s jab at Rihanna was way below the belt.


This jab at Chris Brown’s new boo Karreuche Tran couldn’t have been Rihanna’s proudest moment either.

Some 18-Year Old

Kim and Kanye were visiting a chiropractor’s office in Beverly Hills when a random kid shouted “F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs.”

Kim tried the high road and called him inappropriate. He told her to “Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.” and Kanye tried to teach him to keep his opinions to himself with a right hook.

We hope it felt good because it looks like Kanye will be in court again on yet another assault charge.


The Alabama rapper made waves earlier this year when he felt comfortable rocking this confederate flag shirt and posting it to Instagram.

Robert DeNiro

When you’re married to a black woman, you may feel like you have extra license to talk about race relations. But DeNiro learned that that’s not always true when he tried this joke at the New York Obama campaign fundraiser back in 2012:

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”

The joke got a laugh, but the Obama administration didn’t appreciate him adding racial tension to the campaign and called the joke “inappropriate.”

Julianne Hough

Julianne already apologized for this one. But it’s hard for me to believe that when she was smearing on a dab of MAC NW46 she didn’t think people would be offended. This feels more like a bid for media attention from a very racist place.


Let’s not forget the retail giant who was comfortable enough with their racist convictions to have black people shopping within it’s doors arrested on sight.


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