12 Celebrity N-Word Scandals

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From Hulk Hogan using horribly offensive language while describing his daughter's ex-lover to Justin Bieber showing youthful igornance in the worst way, numerous celebrities across all industries have gotten in trouble over the years for their use of the N-Word.

As well they should have.

Some have apologized. Others have tried to explain the context. But all are featured below and we'll let you go ahead and determine the level of their racist actions...

1. Hulk Hogan Admits: Yeah, I'm a Tad Racist!

Hulk Hogan Admits: Yeah, I'm a Tad Racist!
Hulk Hogan dropped the word numerous times in transcripts from a sex tape he made many years ago (seriously!). He used it to describe the man his daughter was banging and even admitted to being a "little racist."

2. Barack Obama Drops N Word in Marc Maron Podcast

President Obama was trying to make a point about race relations on a podcast. Still, it's not a common occurrence for the Commander-in-Chief to throw this word around in public.

3. Don Lemon Holds Up N-Word Sign on Air

Don Lemon was trying to make a point by comparing N-Word usage to the Confederate Flag. He could have done it more tactfully, however.

4. Chet Haze Deletes Instagram in Wake of N-Word Controversy

Chet Haze Deletes Instagram in Wake of N-Word Controversy
Chet Haze is Tom Hanks' son and thinks he's a rapper. He has defended his right to use the word.

5. Honey Boo Boo's Sister Pumpkin Uses N-Word On Facebook!

Honey Boo Boo's Sister Pumpkin Uses N-Word On Facebook!
Pumpkin dropped the word when giving a shout-out to her friend in recognition of Man Crush Monday in April of 2015. She came under fire as a result.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow Tweets It at Jay-Z

Gwyneth Paltrow Tweets It at Jay-Z
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z are friends. Did that make it okay for her to Tweet the word in reference to her appearing on stage with the rapper?

7. Lindsay Lohan Drops N-Word on Instagram, Quickly Deletes It

Lindsay Lohan Drops N-Word on Instagram, Quickly Deletes It
Yeah. Lindsay Lohan's bad. The word wasn't on her Instagram account for very long, but nothing is ever fully deleted from the Internet. She wrote "“#kanye&kimAlldayn*gga" about seeing Kanye West perform in concert.

8. Paula Deen Said It a Lot!

Paula Deen Said It a Lot!
A 2012 lawsuit by a former employee revealed rampant use of the word by Paula Deen in referece to African-American servers and waiters. So not cool.

9. Madonna Describes Her Son As...

Madonna Describes Her Son As...
... you can guess, right? The Material Girl used it in a hashtag in a January 2014 post about her son and told critics to get off her dick about it. Well... okay then!

10. Mel Gibson Also Said It a Lot!

Mel Gibson Also Said It a Lot!
Truly shocking, we know. Click on the above headline to read how he told his ex-lover that her outfit may lead to being "raped by a pack of n-ggers."

11. Michael Richards Ends His Career

Michael Richards Ends His Career
The former Seinfeld star had perhaps the most (in)famous racist meltdown of-alltime on stage at the Laugh Factory in 2006 where he blew up at a group of black hecklers, repeatedly calling them by this evil term.

12. Karlie Hay Crowned Miss Teen USA, Disparaged for N-Word Use

Karlie Hay Crowned Miss Teen USA, Disparaged for N-Word Use
Karlie Hay won Miss Teen USA in 2016. Past Tweets of her using the N-Word then went viral. SIGH.

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