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    15 Times Talk Show Hosts Made Horrific Jokes At A Famous Person's Expense

    "They say Amy Winehouse's next album is about cooking — cooking crystal meth." —Jay Leno

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us when celebrities were mistreated by the media, and it turned out a lot of the submissions were about talk show hosts. Here are the eye-opening results.

    Warning: Some submissions include topics of sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

    Note: Not all submissions were made by Community users.

    1. When Ellen DeGeneres constantly made fun of Sofia Vergara's accent on her show and even made her pronounce English words, hoping she'd mess up and get a laugh from the audience.

    Degeneres asking Vergara to pronounce "Flabbergasted" and Vergara responding in perfect English
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    2. When Wendy Williams proclaimed her huge crush on Joaquin Phoenix, but took it back two seconds later when she made a truly horrific joke about his cleft palate.

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    3. When Jay Leno made light of Amy Winehouse's drug addiction during his opening monologue in 2008.

    Leno making a horrible joke that Winehouse's album is about cooking crystal meth
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    4. When Piers Morgan made fun of Harry Styles for breaking gender stereotypes by wearing a beautiful gown for his 2020 Vogue cover.

    Piers commenting on Styles's Vogue cover, saying: "What on earth is he doing? I don't want my husband popping on the old Versace dinner dress"
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    5. When David Letterman made famous women like Tyra Banks and Rosie Perez read a ridiculous Top 10 List titled "Beautiful Women Complaints About Men," and ultimately took a jab at Monica Lewinsky.

    Banks reading: "They keep using lame pick-up lines like, 'C'mon let's do it right here on the oval office desk!"
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    6. When Wendy Williams judged Ariana Grande for breaking up with Pete Davidson because of her grief over Mac Miller's death, and compared her love life to that of a child playing on the monkey bars.

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    (Moment starts at 4:54 mark)

    7. When Joan Rivers commented on Tyra Banks' makeup in the most cruel way on a 2012 episode of Fashion Police, saying Banks looked like "they dug up Whitney Houston."

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    8. When Jay Leno took a jab at Marcia Clark's hairdo on The Tonight Show, joining in on the toxic male behavior directed toward Clark's beauty and appearance in the 1990s.

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    (Moment starts at 1:36 mark)

    9. When Ellen DeGeneres made fun of Viola Davis's 2015 Emmy speech by claiming she thought she was drunk, when in reality, Davis was quoting Harriet Tubman.

    this is when I stopped fuckin w ellen

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    10. When David Letterman made a rude joke to Martha Stewart's face in 2011 about her five-month jail sentence in 2004.

    Letterman asking Stewart: "Do you ever hear from any of the cons?"
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    (Moment starts at 5:22 mark)

    11. When Ellen DeGeneres made Justin Bieber talk about a naked paparazzi picture of him, making him visibly uncomfortable about this big invasion of privacy.

    Degeneres asking Bieber how he didn't notice the paparazzi taking naked pictures of him, and then showing him a photoshopped image of herself in disbelief over his nakedness

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    12. When Wendy Williams slut-shamed Rihanna for dating Drake in 2014, saying that men would need "a shot of penicillin" after having sex with her.

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    13. When Jay Leno commented on a bad storm that happened in Los Angeles in his monologue in 2003, and sexualized Halle Berry in the grossest way possible.

    Jay Leno commenting that his band leader used a Halle Berry sex doll as a flotation device during the Los Angeles storm
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    (Moment starts at 0:41 mark)

    14. When David Letterman made fun of Joaquin Phoenix's appearance and mental state in a 2009 interview before knowing Phoenix was pulling a prank for the 2010 mockumentary I'm Still Here.

    Letterman asking a bearded Phoenix how it felt to work with the Unabomber
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    15. And when Howard Stern interviewed Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) in 2009, and made a disgusting comment about having sex for the first time when she was a teenager.

    Stern calling Bunton "Swallow Spice"
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