Shut That Mouth: 15 Celebrities Who Need To Pipe Down Already

October 29, 2015  |  
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Celebrities with unpopular opinions are nothing new, but the recent batch of celebrity opinions are enough to leave one aghast. Speaking completely out of turn on issues of race, sexual orientation, and gender, some stars just need to have a tall glass of shut the hell up. Check out 15 celebs who need their vocal cords snatched.

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino stays in hot water for being so vocal about issues of race and for his use of the n-word in his films. But he recently rubbed people the wrong way after saying that Ava DuVernay’s Selma seemed like a made-for-TV movie–even though he still hasn’t seen it. And this past weekend, he joined a march against police brutality in New York and called the police “murderers.” Now police unions in New York and L.A. are boycotting his projects. It appears that Tarantino might want to lay extremely low on all vocal fronts for the time being.


Oh, Clifford Harris Jr., you just don’t know when to shut up. If he’s not defending Iggy Azalea one minute and then turning on her the next, or doling out backhanded compliments to his wife, he’s on a radio show proclaiming that a woman can’t be president because women are too emotional.

Take his mic, his Internet, and send him “unequivocally” to the island of snatched vocal cords.


The list of Raven Symoné’s public opinion infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies is a few miles long now, but her comments about not hiring someone with a complicated (i.e., ghetto) name were dreadful. After being dragged up and down the Internet and being called out by her father and even Ann Coulter’s trifling behind, Symoné apologized. But it’s too little too late, and her That’s So Raven/Olivia from the Cosby Show flotation devices are deflating before our eyes. Just this week she chastised the officer and the student involved in the infamous Spring Valley High School incident.

Can someone take her microphone and evict her from The View? 

Anthony Mackie

Mackie has had a slow rise to success, but just as soon he arrived, he decided to pop off at the mouth with many unpopular opinions and he can’t seem to stop sharing them. He has blamed Black men with dreadlocks for the way they are treated– it has to be because of their hairstyle, right? When asked about Selma‘s Oscar snub, he opined, “People are tired of being bombarded with race right now.” And about the upcoming Black Panther movie’s search for a Black director, Mackie said, “I don’t think it’s important at all. As a director your job is to tell a story. You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct ‘Seabiscuit!’”

*face palm*

Ben Carson

The 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls have realized that some Americans are pulling for Donald Trump because they enjoy his unpredictably vulgar sentiments. So instead of staying their moral ground, the candidates have decided to lower themselves to his level–and Ben Carson might be the most skilled troll in the lot.

He believes that Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to America since slavery. He believes being gay is a choice. He believes the United States is very much like Nazi Germany with all of the PC policing. And he would “love” to see Roe v. Wade overturned. For the sake of our sanity, will someone stop this man from speaking any further?

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan is the worst. Between Twitter and his now-canceled TV show, he has exhibited some of the most awkward and baiting viewpoints on race and gender in modern media. He has called for an end to the use of the N-word and called Black Twitter racist after he was attacked for tweeting “I Love my whiteness and your blackness” in response to Deray McKesson’s daily “I love my blackness. And yours” affirmation.  Recently, he wrote:

“As I write, Lamar Odom is clinging on. He’s in a coma, distraught family and friends at his bedside. But his dignity and reputation are already dead, shredded at the altar of reality television.”

Take his pen, Internet access, and vocal cords. He is atrocious.

Miley Cyrus

We yearn for the days when Cyrus was putting on a wig and performing as Hannah Montana. Now the singer is known for snatching up culture that was already there and being lauded for it (like a 2015 twerking version of Christopher Columbus), and speaking about things (and artists) she doesn’t know enough about. After getting checked with the “What’s good?” by Nicki Minaj at the VMAs, Cyrus has laid relatively low, and we are hoping it stays that way. A big thank you to Minaj for temporarily snatching them vocal cords on our behalf.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi joining The View was one of the worst career decisions she ever made to a lot of her fans. The comedian, actress, and all-around talented entertainer we all grew up with and adored was outed as a sympathizer to crude, violent men (and even alleged rapists) with some puritanical and troubling racial views. On a near-monthly basis, her out there opinions and comments make headlines. Forget vocal cords being snatched, somebody snatch The View from the morning TV roster.

Kanye West

Every time Kanye West speaks or tweets, an angel side-eyes something. There was a time (very early in his career) when a good Kanye interview would spotlight and address issues from a stance we hadn’t heard before. But now, every time he speaks or tweets it’s to proclaim himself an undervalued fashion god, to declare that he and the Kardashian family are revolutionaries, or to rant about in-app purchases. It appears someone has already snatched up and made old Kanye disappear. Now if someone would politely quiet down Kanye Kardashian, it would be much appreciated.

Matt Damon

There was a time when Matt Damon was synonymous with Ben Affleck and Jason Bourne movies, but that time is done. Now, after lashing out on his HBO documentary series, Project Greenlight, Damon has shown himself to be a high-ranking purveyor of White privilege. He was filmed explaining diversity to Effie Brown, a Black film producer (diversify the cast, not the crew). While Damon “apologized,” no less than a month later, the show has framed Brown as the villain of the season and even named an episode that centered around Brown, “Hot Ghetto Mess,” though no one ever uses those words in the entire 30 minutes of the episode. Since he wants to play nasty, someone needs to snatch up them privileged vocal cords and his future box-office dollars.

David Banner

David Banner is considered one of the kings of Hotep by Black Twitter for such jewels of thought as “If you want a man that respects the way you think then show more mind than a–.” He can be counted on for his fake deep wisdom and out of touch mindset. In September, Banner took to start Twitter for a riveting conversation on race:

“Have you ever wondered why white rappers, or half-black rappers, or whatever you want to call them, they always wanna say the word ‘ni–a’ right? But they never say ‘cracker,’ or ‘devil’ or any other derogatory term about any other race but blacks.”

Reading for context, it appears that Banner is pissed that artists like J. Cole and Drake employ the use of the n-word because they’re not Black enough, which is an issue just as problematic as the use of the N-word itself. Banish his passwords and Internet access asap, please.

Meek Mill

This summer, we watched Meek Mill become undone by his big mouth, and he still hasn’t learned his lesson. Instead of channeling his frustrations into new music, he is still coming for Drake months after being publicly dragged in multiple diss tracks and performances. But Drake isn’t his only target. Just last week, Meek Mill took to Instagram and called out rapper Wale for publicly saying Meek took a pencil to a gunfight in his beef with Drake. Mill commented:

“Go jump off a roof like u been tryna do chump! This my last time I think addressing s— on the Internet …. But if I don’t talk about it one of you dudes gone get hurt speaking my name like it’s sweet!”

If someone would politely snatch his Internet access, it would be greatly appreciated. Nicki? How about it?

Azealia Banks

Sometimes, Banks makes good points. But it’s hard to root for the indie rapper when she’s wiling out on Twitter and constantly being homophobic (and yes, I know she claims to be bisexual…). While she is talented, that talent is overshadowed by her immature and often ignorant rantings. Banks needs to concentrate on disengaging from the negativity and putting the focus solely on her music.

Iggy Azalea

The year 2015 has not been a good one for rapper Iggy Azalea. Her itchy Twitter fingers got her on the sh-t list of Rita Ora, Britney Spears, and her mentor and perpetual sympathizer, T.I. Her music is sub par and the views expressed by her are whiny, entitled, and problematic. The public is not having it. This has led to weak music sales, a canceled tour, and the need for somebody to politely take hold of her vocal cords and Twitter password and place them far, far out of reach.

Donald Trump

He lies, he bullies, he’s racist, and scariest of all, these things have made him a major contender to be our next president. There’s no telling what obscene, offensive remark will escape the Donald’s mouth and for this, people find him unpredictable and brutally charming. Someone needs to snatch his vocal cords, Little Mermaid style, before we’re calling him President Trump in 2016.

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