Just when you think it can’t get any worse than Kenya Moore going off on Porsha Williams, along comes Juan Pablo Galavis.
And then just when you think the lowest rung of the reality TV ladder has been reached due to the outright racism of the Big Brother 15 cast, along comes Teresa Giudice actually going to jail due to financial fraud.
And then just when you’re willing to write these examples off as exceptions and embrace reality television again, along comes
Josh Duggar confessing to sexual molestation and… well…
… it doesn’t get any more grotesque than that.
Here is a look at 27 scandals that have absolutely rocked the world of reality television.
Josh Duggar Admits to Sexual Molestation
That title says it all, doesn’t it? In the spring of 2015, Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame apologized for molesting multiple young girls when he was a teenager.
TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter’s former molester. EWWWWW!
Big Brother 15
Just the entire season, really. These homophobic and racist cast members caused us to lose faith in pretty much all of humanity.
Everyone Hates Juan Pablo Galavis
Juan Pablo Galavis was asked about a potentially gay Bachelor and responded: “I respect [gay people], but I honestly don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV.” He then went out and sounded like an even bigger moron during the actual season.
Duck Dynasty Debate
Phil Robertson also got in trouble for making homophobic remarks to GQ. He then issued a statement that read: “My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and mean are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me.”
Jon and Kate Plus HATE
Jon and Kate Plus 8 was once a beloved show on TLC. Until it was revealed that Jon and Kate actually hated each other and were kind of terrible people.
Farewell, Rozlyn Papa!
Rozlyn Papa got the boot from The Bachelor after it came out that she was totally going a crew member on the show.
Mariah vs. Nicki!
American Idol Season 12 was more about the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj than about the contestants themselves.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion Goes Nuclear
Reunion shows often get testy, but you may never see one get so out of control like this ever again. On the set of the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reunion taping, the cast went INSANE. Just look at that photo!
Jillian Michaels is a Cheater!
On The Biggest Loser Season 15, Jillian Michaels admitted to giving her teammates caffeine supplements without doctor’s permission. She claimed this should have been legal, but she and her squad were punished for the move.
Abby Lee Miller Loses It!
Abby Lee Miller and Kelly Hyland got into such an epic argument on Dance Moms that the latter is suing her and producers of the Lifetime show as a result.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kontroversy
Kim married Kris Humphries just to boost ratings. That was pretty scandalous.
Paisley Dickey Dresses Like a Hooker
Paisley Dickey dressed like Julia Roberts for an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras in 2011. Why was this disturbing? Because it was the Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman.
Best reality TV villain ever? Jonny Fairplay faked his grandmother’s death on Survivor in order to garner sympathy from the other contestants.
The Real Convicts of New Jersey
Teresa Giudice and her husband are both going to jail for a long time. The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars lied about their assets on a number of financial forms. They suck hard.
The Frenchie Davis Scandal
Remember Frenchie Davis on American Idol? She was booted off Season 2 because it came out that she posted topless online… five years earlier.
Corey Clark Controversy
After getting eliminated from American Idol, Corey Clark claimed he had slept with Paula Abdul and claimed the show itself racially discriminates against African-Americans.
Farrah Abraham Goes Backdoor Teen Mom!
Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham pretty much sullied the entire franchise when she starred in a sex tape. Which was basically a full-on PORNO.
Sons of Guns Stunner
Will Hayden single handedly got Sons of Guns canceled by Discovery after he was arrested on multiple rape charges.
Too Big of a Loser?
Rachel Frederickson cast The Biggest Loser in a negative light last season … by being too darn successful and making some critics question whether the weight loss show isn’t overdoing it.
A Disgraced Dance Mom
Abby Lee Miller railed against producers of Dance Moms in March of 2017, quitting the show in protest. She was then sentenced to a year behind bars for her role in a bankruptcy fraud scheme.
Phaedra Parks got her walking papers from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after admitting that she didn’t have a lot of evidence for accusing Kandi Burruss of scheming to drug and rape Porsha Williams.
Is it a big deal that Tarek and Christina El Moussa broke up? Nope. But the former grabbed a gun and stormed out of their home to end the argument that led to their separation. Yikes!
Racism is Not Over
Click on the headline above to read the disturbing Tweets posted by Lee Garrett, a suitor vying for the affection of Rachel Lindsay on The Bachelorette.
A Fixer Upper Lawsuit
We all love Chip and Joanna Gaines. But former associates of the former claim he lied to them and basically forced them to sell their stakes in their real estate business to him prior to he and his wife signing their HGTV deal. They’ve filed a lawsuit.
Little People, Big World… HUGE LIES!
Jacob Roloff didn’t just leave his family’s reality show in the summer of 2016. He went off on producers and on his loved ones for how fake and scripted the show is.
Trouble in Paradise
A lot of trouble, we should say. Production was shut down on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise amidst accusations of sexual misconduct and whether or not one contestant gave her consent before hooking up. (Click on the above headline for more.)