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13 Celebs Who Were Actually Canceled In 2020

Featuring Ellen, J.K. Rowling, and more.

Celebrities say and do problematic shit all the time, but it seems like 2020 was the year for real consequences and accountability for some of them.

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Here are some of the celebs who were canceled and faced more than just online backlash this year.

1. Ellen DeGeneres was canceled after several allegations that she fostered a toxic workplace culture:

Ellen apologizing for the allegations
Time Telepictures Television / @EllenShow / Via youtube.com

2. J.K. Rowling was canceled after making several anti-trans comments:

‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA

Twitter: @jk_rowling

3. Anna Wintour was canceled after people called her out for her history of not supporting or elevating Black content creators and employees:

She addressed the situation, saying, "I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate or give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators," her letter to staff began. "We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I want to take full responsibility for those mistakes."

4. Hilaria Baldwin was recently canceled after she was accused of pretending to be Spanish:

Hilaria Baldwin went on the #momtruths podcast in April 2020 and said she didn’t move to the US until she was 19 to go to NYU

5. YouTuber Gabi Demartino was canceled for selling pics of herself as a toddler flashing the camera on her OnlyFans:

the video was a goofy throwback family moment that I wanted to share with my personal onlyfans fancy babies. I am sorry that this wasn’t thought out completely I apologize. The video is down now I am sorry again if this came out wrong.

6. Shane Dawson was canceled this summer when some racist videos resurfaced:

Shane Dawson's Taking Accountability video
Shane Dawson / Via youtube.com

7. For the millionth time, Jeffree Star was canceled for his offensive lipstick name:

ADDRESSING LIPSTICK N*Zi AND OLD PHOTOS:

8. And Lea Michele was canceled after Glee actor Samantha Marie Ware recounted Lea's microaggressions to her on set:

@Sammie_Ware / Via Twitter: @Sammie_Ware

9. Kirstie Alley was canceled after criticizing the Oscars' diversity initiative and for being a Donald Trump supporter:

Kirstie Alley criticizing the Oscar's diversity initiative
@kirstiealley / Via Twitter: @kirstiealley

10. Bryan Adams was canceled for this racist Instagram:

11. Abby Lee Miller was canceled after accusations of racism:

12. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were canceled after calling the cops on Black Vanderpump Rules cast member Faith Stowers and for old tweets:

Stassi and Kristen
Ari Perilstein / Getty Images

13. And lastly, between Chris Pratt's membership in an anti-LGBTQ church and his alleged political views, Chris was canceled and deemed the worst Chris in Hollywood:

Chris Pratt
Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images

Did we miss any? Let me know in the comments below!

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