The spotlight, a tonne of paparazzi, and, of course, a dash (or more) of controversies are all a part of celebrity life. You are probably already aware of the mind-blowing occurrences that 2022 has brought if you keep up with celebrity gossip. 

We are aware that, whether they confess it or not, people are constantly interested in these celebrity scandals because they never fail to delight them. Celebrities are frequently criticized for their offensive behavior. 

While some incidents did not affect the participants’ personal or professional lives, others could have long-term repercussions. Here are the top 10 celebrity scandals of 2022 that can make you wonder what in the world is wrong with these people.

The Ezra Miller Scandal

Ezra was detained in Hawaii after being accused of harassing and disruptive conduct in 2022. Additionally, two Hilo residents obtained a restraining order against Miller, alleging that he had threatened and harassed them. 

An 18-year-old activist named Gibson Iron Eyes’ parents had accused the actor of grooming their son. Gibson has denied all of these allegations, including that he tried to get him to sleep with him and provided him with LSD and marijuana. However, his legal issues persisted as he was again arrested for second-degree assault in April of this year.

Another parent has made accusations against the actor since then. According to one parent who spoke forward, the actor inappropriately interacted with their 12-year-old child. The actor mentioned having complicated health difficulties. He also entered a not-guilty plea to the burglary accusation.

Kanye West’s anti-Semitic Comments

The American rapper, Kanye West participated in a Drink Champs interview on Revolt TV. The series was posted before being removed on October 16, 2022. 

The man did not stop there and criticized the alleged Jewish media mafia underground. He accused Zionists and Jewish media of various alleged wrongdoings in the video. He has also stated that Jewish managers and attorneys were threatening his life because of his political views.

The reaction to the comments has been massive since then, as Adidas ended their tied with him. Additionally, he no longer has the backing of his talent agency, CAA, and the Balenciaga design house. Even Madame Tussauds in London has removed his wax figurine from the display.

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

The latest couple with trouble in their paradise is Victoria’s Secret model – Behati Prinsloo – and singer Adam Levine. The news began when numerous women came forward and charged Adam Levine with having sexual relationships with them. 

The controversy began when Instagram model Sumner Stroh revealed on TikTok that she had been seeing the musician for around a year. Four other women leveled comparable charges against the artist, thus, creating room for more cheating scandals. 

Although the Victoria’s Secret model hasn’t responded to the accusations, we think everything is currently well based on her Instagram name, Behati Prinsloo Levine. He has publicly apologized to Behati and admitted that he made a mistake by having flirtatious conversations with other women. He denied having an affair despite saying he accepted full responsibility for his actions.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. being acknowledged for forcing himself on women in 2022 has to be the highlight among all the other celebrity scandals of 2022. This came to light three years after allegations of him using force on women surfaced in 2018 and 2019. 

He was involved with many women in various nightclubs during those years. However, a number of such stories have emerged since he first acknowledged the incidents. 

The actor admitted guilt to having non-consensual contact with two other women. Interestingly, these two women were not included in the accusation he was charged with. He admitted guilt to a non-criminal harassment violation in 2022. This has spared him from additional punishment and sealed the record of his criminal activity.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Co-parenting

The divorce between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, which took place in 2021, is no longer news. However, the fallout from this divorce is still going on, and a lot has happened between them this year. 

The rapper purchased a house early in 2022 close to his ex-wife’s neighborhood. The couple fought about who would have custody of the children after Kim allegedly barred him from taking the children to his own homeland. He vowed that nothing would prevent him from spending time with his children. 

West did not invite him to the 4-year-old Chicago’s birthday celebration. Kanye was also reportedly enraged when Kardashian created a joint TikTok account with their eldest daughter, North. 

He shared screenshots proving that app users must be at least 13 years old. They have a long way to go before they can sit at a table together without hurling insults at one another.

The Mason Greenwood Controversy

Football-related scandals are nothing new, and unfortunately, they have persisted for a long time. Mason Greenwood, a forward for Manchester United, is the one feeling the burns of these scandals. 

The star footballer is allegedly guilty of sexual assault and uttering death threats. His girlfriend, Harriet Robson, shared pictures of her bruises on social media, sparking the issue. All of the bruises were purportedly the result of Greenwood. 

Greenwood has been dropped from FIFA 22’s active teams. Besides, Nike has also terminated their tied with the man.   

Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian, and the Cheating Saga 

Anyone familiar with the pair is aware of Tristan’s ongoing scandals with infidelity and Khloe’s forbearance. Khloe recently had her second child through surrogacy with her basketball player partner from Canada. 

However, it was claimed that he had another child with Maralee Nichols, his personal trainer. The ex-couple welcomed their daughter True the following year after beginning to date in 2016. 

The player has been charged with having other women since Khloe ever since. It appears that this was the breaking point in their relationship; their children are the only thing holding them together.

Will Smith, Chris Rock, and their Slap Scandal

The Oscar has long been one of the most esteemed awards in entertainment. It is imaginable that it is the focus of attention for everyone. However, Will Smith shone brighter than this year’s Oscars, not in a way that makes him proud. 

The actor approached Rock and punched him at the award ceremony. Will’s response was a result of Chris Rock’s comments about the shaved head of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The incident was muted during live television broadcasts in the United States of America. Will has also been barred for ten years from attending the Oscars gala.

Will Smith shared the videos of his apologies to Rock on his social media. Chris called actor Suge Smith after referring to the tapes as hostage videos.

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars

Fred Savage’s multiple Misconduct Allegations

Numerous allegations about the actor’s bad behavior and verbal outbursts began to surface around May 2022. He was accused of pushing himself on a staff member in a bar’s restroom. 

Since then, Fred Savage has been fired from his position as executive producer of The Wonder Years. Six female crew members from the series who worked on the project accused him of misbehavior when news of his firing circulated. 

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Defamation Suit

The defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is one of the biggest celebrity scandals that has captured the public’s attention in 2022. This complex and puzzling trial began as a defamation case when actor Johnny Depp sued Heard over an op-ed she had written for The Washington Post in 2018. 

Heard was charged with fabricating pictures of her injuries and lying about her mistreatment. Depp asserted that this untrue statement had harmed his family and destroyed his career. 

The matter came before a British court, and Depp was convicted guilty in 2020. However, the law and the jury decisively favored Depp as the US trial came to a close, and he was proclaimed the winner.

In the end

The world of celebs charms many people, but we know that showbiz has its darker side. We can easily keep up with celebrity scandals thanks to social media, the paparazzi, and news reporters. 

As the year comes to a close, we’ve introduced you to the top 10 celebrity scandals involving famous people in 2022 that will go down in history. So, tell us which celebrity gossip has made your jaw drop this year!

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