Top 10 Celebrities Who Most Ruined Their Careers in 2022

In an era of constant scrutiny and the unforgiving nature of the internet, it's not uncommon to see celebrities experience a downfall due to their actions. As public figures, they are held to high standards, and any misstep can quickly spiral into a massive scandal. The year 2022 was no exception, as we saw some of the most notable and influential personalities in the entertainment industry face serious consequences for their behavior. Here are the celebrities that have gotten accused and cancelled for unacceptable behavior that caused (huge) controversies in 2022, which might even lead up to the destruction and downfall of their careers. This top ten list highlights the shocking moments that left us all questioning the actions of these once-admired stars.
The Top Ten
1 Amber Heard Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986) is an American actress known for her roles in the films Never Back Down (2008), Drive Angry (2011), The Rum Diary (2011), and for portraying the DC Extended Universe character Mera in Aquaman (2018) and its upcoming 2023 sequel. She has been appointed as an ACLU... read more

She lied under oath and from evidence shown in court it was proven that she not only gaslighted Mr. Johnny Depp, she did all she could to ruin his reputation, take as much of his fortune as she could, and used him to try to make herself more valuable as an actress when she showed on the stand she couldn't act at all. She physically abused him from the moment she found out she wasn't in his will until the day the two divorced and even beyond. She abused him verbally proven through recordings.

Did more damage to actual abuse victims coming forward and being believed than anyone could imagined. The face of why some people don't believe accusers.

2 Kanye West Ye (born Kanye Omari West; June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. He is regarded as one of the most influential, as well as controversial, artists of the 21st century... read more

Update: Kanye West has ruined his career EVEN MORE. He has been interviewed in Alex Jones's InfoWars, a far-right fake news TV network. But that's not the worst part. He openly praised ADOLF HITLER during the interview and explained how he was a good guy, while Jones is there cringing at what he was saying. He is now banned from Twitter after posting a picture of a FREAKING SWASTIKA in a Star of David, a symbol in Judaism. This entire thing makes me wonder: how low can a pathetic excuse of a human being go? He literally ruined his entire career in just ONE SINGLE INTERVIEW AND TWEET. I think Kanye is going insane by now.

3 Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness,... read more

On March 27th, 2022, at the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith took a step further that went too far... slapping Chris Rock over a joke about his wife's bald head that offended him, especially with that infamous comment, "Keep my wife's name, out your ... mouth". He got a lot of attention and hate overnight and the following day after the incident. That was probably the biggest TV scandal since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's Super Bowl incident in 2004. Just less than two weeks later, Smith was officially banned from any Academy Award ceremonies for ten years. He is in his wall of shame right now, before he would either remain cancelled or make a huge comeback.

4 Boris Johnson Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is an English politician, popular historian, and journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2022 and Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Johnson previously served as the MP for Henley from 2001 until 2008,... read more

Boris Johnson has been getting accused and cancelled for breaching rules and regulations of the COVID-19 pandemic by throwing a lockdown Christmas party back in 2020. Despite his apology, people still accused him for being a liar and want him to resign.

I hope this sorry excuse of a clown gets banished from UK permanently. One of the worst prime ministers ever.

All politicians aren't cut out to lead. He's one.

5 Ezra Miller

I hope Miller gets his act together.

He has anger issues and serious mental problems, he needs to go to the funny farm

6 Joe Rogan Joseph James "Joe" Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American podcaster who hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests.

Joe Rogan got a lot of controversy when he spread misinformation about COVID-19 on his Spotify podcast. Even Neil Young threatened to remove his whole catalog from Spotify if Rogan doesn't delete the podcast. However, it was too late, as Young took it away, followed by Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Rogan has also been cancelled the same year for using the racial slur.

Considering he still gets plenty of celebrities on his podcast, I wouldn't say he ruined his career. Sometimes controversy creates cash.

7 Elon Musk Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer who is best known for being the CEO of companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal, and X (formerly known as Twitter).

I wouldn't say he ruined his career to this point but I think it's what's likely to happen. Because of him having purchased Twitter, many users are leaving the platform.

8 DaBaby Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 22, 1991), known professionally as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby Jesus), is an American rapper who rose to mainstream prominence in 2019 after releasing several mixtapes from years before.

DaBaby has gone through controversy again when he and his crew beat up DaniLeigh's brother at a bowling alley in February this year. Surveillance footage of the Huntersville shooting he was involved in four years prior, was also released two months following the incident. But the main reason he's still cancelled is because of his homophobic remarks.

This ugly homophobic 500-toothed dinosaur should be A LOT higher on this list.

Anything to keep himself in the headlines.

9 Alex Jones Alexander Emric Jones is an American radio show host and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network across the United States and online.

He is very dumb and weird and believes in dumb conspiracy theories. Needs to get his brain examined

10 Hunter Biden

Why isn't this guy at the top of the list?

We all have druggy family members...he sure makes the Biden family look good

The Contenders
11 Kurt Zouma

Zouma was filmed physically abusing his cat in his home, and receive a lot of backlash for horrendous animal abuse. Despite his apology, it surely damaged his reputation. He had to serve 180 hours of community service and be banned from owning a pet for five years demanded by the British court.

Abuses an animal when he looks like an animal himself. Shame on you, Kurt Zouma

12 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the president of Russia, a position he has filled since 2012, and previously from 2000 until 2008. He was also the prime minister from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2012... read more

Oh thank god the picture is faked, don't really care for him getting killed by the bear for riding it, but more worried about the bear because of animal abuse.

We should band together and kill all Putin supporters by sending them to gulags in Ukraine!

Should be number 1. Most evil man alive. Hope he's dead by this time next year.

13 Liz Cheney

The cost of doing right, in the wrong political party.

14 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and convicted sex offender. He has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", and the... read more

I'm not too familiar with what was going on around R. Kelly in the past. Maybe there were some controversies and allegations going around that time, so do let me know for clarification.

That said, the guy's been found guilty of engaging in pedophilia as well as kidnapping, trafficking, and sexual exploitation, and he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Yeah, R. Kelly needs to be in 1st place. What he did was absolutely awful and he was continuing practitioner for his acts. Because of that, his music career is more-or-less either dead or will be overshadowed by what he did.

15 James Corden James Kimberley Corden OBE is an English actor, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.

A poundshop comedian at best and a poor man's Chris Farley. He is hated by far superior comedians that actually write their own jokes, e.g. Ricky Gervais and Stewart Lee. While fellow comedian Peter Kay is a nice person, James Corden is an thick, arrogant, rude, insufferable person who kisses up to far superior celebrities to get more publicity. He has a punchable face.

Since the incident at Balthazar in New York, more people have realized he's not that nice of a person, although he apologized to the personnel of the restaurant after he was banned.

16 Merrick Garland
17 J. K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Reminder to self: if a celebrity, don't talk about controversial topics, don't get Rowlinged. But honestly, Harry Potter pretty much ruined my life, it's just a series in which people find joy in the magical world of Harry Potter because their own lives suck, sorry to ruin everything for you, adult Harry Potter fans.

It's really sad to see that the author of one of the most beloved sagas has ruined her career with a transphobic rhetoric.

18 Andrew Tate

Imagine a pizza box leading to your arrest. Rate Jerry's Pizza 5 Stars

19 The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game... read more

It all started in early 2022, when Dr. Dre, his mentor when signed to Aftermath, preferred 50 Cent over The Game. The Game got mad over this, and a few months later, said that he's "way better than Eminem". When he released Drillmatic: Heart & Mind, it contains a 10-minute diss track that took aims on Eminem, named "The Black Slim Shady". It also took aims at Dre, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and even Eminem's daughter, Hailie, when she's doing her own profession, not rap. Right now, this diss track has failed to become successful as MGK's "Rap Devil", so Eminem's not going to diss you. Being silent is a harder diss than dropping a diss track.

20 Nelson Piquet

Who does he think he is making racist comments to Lewis Hamilton? He's not even relevant in 2022.

He used a racial slur towards Lewis Hamilton during a podcast and received a lot of backlash for that.

21 Bob Chapek

Has he been CEO of Disney for any longer, he probably would've been stupid enough to replace Epcot's Morocco pavilion with another country in a cheap and desperate attempt to get Disney to make more money that would more than likely backfire due to unprecedented backlash from fans.

I will NEVER forgive him for that one comment he made about animation only being for kids without having any appeal for adults. Thank god he is no longer in charge of Disney!

22 Bette Midler Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s.
23 Sia Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She released her debut album in 1997 but mainly gained mainstrem attention in the 2010s. In 2021, she released the highly controversial film "Music". The film has received negative reviews online.

Simply put, she makes Nicki Minaj look like Taylor Swift!

24 Cuba Gooding Jr. Cuba Gooding Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his breakthrough role as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood, his role in Tuskegee Airmen, TheThe Tuskegee Airmen', 'his Academy Award–winning role as Rod Tidwell in Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire, his role in the epic Pearl Harbor as historical... read more
25 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in... read more

In January this year, a woman filed a civil lawsuit over the fact that Brown had inappropriate conduct with her on a yacht in Miami on December 2020. However, Brown denied the allegations. We cannot tell if this was true or if this was not, because people are cancelling Chris Brown this year, as he is no longer remaining relevant, ever since the fact he never learned from the 2009 Rihanna incident.

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