When you’re famous, it seems that you can get away with anything… including insulting a country. The celebrities you’re about to meet thought they were immune to criticism so they crossed the line here are celebrities who have disrespected America.
Okay, maybe it isn’t a huge shock that Justin Bieber might have said something controversial about America. The Canadian singer was asked back in 2011 whether he would become an American citizen. The question made sense since Bieber’s fan base was primarily American and responsible for his fame. But Bieber said that the US was evil because of the country’s health care policy. While the singer meant for the comment to be a criticism of America’s health care policies, people took it personal as a stab against America.
Kanye West has said a bunch of different stuff that angers almost every group in America. From insulting Taylor Swift to getting married to Kim Kardashian, it seems West can win the hearts of anyone. But in 2013, he compared his career and work to soldiers and police officers, saying his job was just as dangerous. He also said that George W. Bush didn’t care about black people and accused America of being racist. Need we say more?
In March 2015, rapper Azealia Banks held nothing back as she posed for Playboy during an interview. Banks is no stranger to getting into public spats with other music artists, but she started a spat with all of Middle America, it seems. She blatantly said that she hated everything about America, and that she especially hated fat white Americans who lived in middle America and lived on farms. After the statement when public, banks was attacked for her views and even told to leave America if she hated it so much.
Kid Rock is typically seen as one of the most patriotic celebrities in Hollywood. However, he is not without some controversy. During the 2006 Super Bowl halftime show, Kid Rock wore a tattered flag as part of his costume. People thought the musician was trivializing the meaning behind the American flag. Also, the singer features the Confederate flag to highlight his “Rebel Soul.” When protests occurred over his use of the flag, he told protesters to “Kiss his *Ass.”
The Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks are no strangers to controversy and disrespecting America. Starting back in 2003, they insulted Toby Keith, who is basically the American patriot of country music. They called his album, “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” ignorant. Then, they insulted George W. Bush during a concert in London by saying that they were ashamed of the President and that they were on the good side that doesn’t want war. Radio stations in America refused to play their music.
Technically, no one should be shocked that Michael Moore is on this list. The filmmaker is often accused of being Anti-American since his films often criticize the country. In 2004, a man named Mike Wilson released a documentary called, “Michael Moore hates America” and showed that more purposely paints America in a bad light. Moore has also accused Chris Kyle, the inspiration behind the movie “American sniper”, of being a coward. That didn’t go well with many Americans, that’s for sure.
In 1990, Roseanne Barr was invited to sing the star spangled banner at a Padres baseball game. However, when she started singing, she sounded terrible. She sounded so bad that the audience thought it was intentional. Instead of stopping and starting over, Roseanne milked the bad singing and made it more obnoxious and even plugged up her ears. When she finished, she spits on the ground and walked away. Obviously, Americans thought this was disrespectful, and Roseanne didn’t apologize. Instead, he blamed the incident on her nerves.
After Alec Baldwin has been making a stir in America with his portrayal of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” Besides that, the actor has been accused of being disrespectful to America as well as military members when he defended Seth Rogen’s comments against Chris Kyle. Baldwin also threatened to move out of the country if George W. Bush was elected president. Needless to say, some of America loves him while others hate him.
During the 2017 women’s March in Washington DC that took place as a response to Trump’s inauguration, there were many celebrity guests. One of them was the iconic pop Queen Madonna. But the singer managed to shock people from both sides of American politics when she said that she thought about “Blowing up the White House” but then said that it wouldn’t make any positive changes. The singer claims her comments were taken out of context, but that didn’t stop people from thinking the worst about the singer.