The Worst Things Celebrities Said In 2015

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What was with celebrities this year? It appears that someone surgically removed their filters. Or maybe they decided 2015 was the year of IDGAF. Except, most of the famous people who made that decision eventually came to realize they did care and issued rapid apologies.

Whatever the reason, we didn't have to look too hard to find this list of awful, offensive, ignorant, and simply ridiculous things that came out of famous mouths (and keyboards) in the past 12 months. Of course, this could have been made up entirely of quotes said on The View and at Donald Trump rallies — and we did pick a few gems from there. But there were also some good (bad) utterances you may have forgotten, like the time Benedict Cumberbatch shocked us with a taboo racial slur. Or when rock goddess Chrissie Hynde got rape totally wrong. Even our beloved Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth in an interview. Whether these statements were accidental or intentional, these quotes sure are fun to look back upon. (Our sincere apologies if instead, they make you angry all over again.)

Better luck next year, publicists!
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Naya Rivera on the Hygiene of "Ethnics"

"I have to say I have a theory about showering, [which] is that I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics. I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing."

— On The View in January
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Benedict Cumberbatch on Diversity

"I think as far as colored actors go it gets really different in the U.K., and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here [in the U.S.] than in the U.K. and that's something that needs to change."

— On The Tavis Smiley Show in January
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Giuliana Rancic on Zendaya's Oscar Dreadlocks

"I feel like she smells like patchouli oil ... and weed."

— On Fashion Police in February
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Jamie Foxx on Caitlyn Jenner

"We have some groundbreaking performances here too tonight. Bruce Jenner will be here doing some musical performances. He's doing a his and her duet all by himself ... Look, I'm just busting your balls while I still can."

— At the IHeartRadio Awards in March
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Michelle Rodriguez on Becoming a Latina Green Lantern

"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Because of this whole 'minorities in Hollywood' thing ... it's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. You know what I'm saying?"

— To TMZ in March
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Photo: Hilary Walsh/ Nylon Magazine
Shailene Woodley Doesn't Get Feminism

"The reason why I don't like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it's still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves."

— In Nylon's April cover story
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Jeremy Renner on Black Widow's Dating Life

"She's a slut."

— In a Digital Spy interview in April
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Photo via Facebook.
Mike Huckabee Doesn't Mind The Duggars' Cover-Up

"Josh's actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn't mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story."

— On Facebook in May
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Photo via Twitter.
Connor Cruise on Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Award

"I'm totally supportive of people staying true to themselves and finding true happiness in whatever way they can. There are just way more things that we as a nation and as a planet should be talking about and working on. Like the fact that we are overfishing and in 30 years there will be no more fish."

— On Twitter in June
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Donald Trump on Mexican Immigrants

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

— Announcing his presidential bid in June
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Sinéad O'Connor on Kim Kardashian's Rolling Stone Cover

"What is this cunt doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? Music has officially died."

— On Facebook in July
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Ariana Grande on Donuts and Patriotism

"I hate Americans. I hate America."

Caught on security camera in a donut shop in July
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Kelly Osbourne on Trump's Immigration Rants

"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?"

— On The View in August
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Howie Mandel on a Regurgitating Act

"You, sir, make bulimia entertaining."

— On America's Got Talent in August
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Chrissie Hynde Blames Rape Victims, Including Herself

"If I'm walking around and I'm very modestly dressed and I'm keeping to myself and someone attacks me, then I'd say that's his fault. But if I'm being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who's already unhinged — don't do that. Come on! That's just common sense."

— In the Sunday Times in August
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Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj's VMA Tweet

"If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don't respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. ...You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that's like, 'Eh, I didn't get my V.M.A.' "

— In The New York Times in August
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Damon Wayans Attacks Bill Cosby's Accusers

"If you listen to [his accusers] talk, they go, 'Well, the first time...' The first time?...How many times did it happen? Just listen to what they're saying and some of them really is unrape-able. You just look at them and go, 'You don't want that. Get outta here.'"

— On New York's Power 105.1 in September
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Matt Damon Says Actors Should Stay Closeted

"I don't want to, like [imply] it's some sort of disease — then it's like I'm throwing my friends under the bus. But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy — more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor — it's tough to make the argument that he didn't take a hit for being out."

— In The Guardian in September
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Photo: The Daily Mail/ @azealiabanks
Azealia Banks Defends Her Homophobic Rant With An Even Worse One

"Yea keep trolling for dick on grindr. You'll be murdered and stuffed under a truck somewhere soon."

— On Instagram in September
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Photo: Courtesy @chrissyteigen.
Chrissy Teigen Discriminates Against Hot Nannies

"It's an ongoing joke in my house. I do want to have kids one day, so it's something that I have to think about. But the rule is no hot nannies. I trust John, but you never know with these men."

— In New York Post in September
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T.I. Is Not Ready For A Female President

"Not to be sexist, but I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. ... Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. Every other position. But president? It's kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally, and they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen… and I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Leaders of other nations] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy. The world ain't ready yet. ... I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before you could [get a woman elected president]."

— On Shade 45's The Whoolywood Shuffle in October
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Raven-Symoné on a Study About "Ghetto" Names

"Just to bring it back, can we take back 'racist' and say 'discriminatory,' because I think that's a better word. And I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in the video. I'm not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. It's just not going to happen. I'm not going to hire you."

— On The View in October
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Amber Rose's Instructions on Seducing Men for Money

"As women, we're fortunate enough to use our seductive skills in order to be able to get money from our significant others. A lot of women don't know how to seduce a man. It is extremely easy once you get to that point, and you can get anything you want out of them. I know it might sound messed up, but once you get to that point, it's not using. It's not using a man, it's literally getting what you want by any means necessary."

— In Time in November
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Stacey Dash Interprets President Obama's Terrorism Address

"I felt like he could give a shit. Like he could care less."

— On Fox News in December
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Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Has Advice for the WNBA

"NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996... not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from#orangeisthenewblack...dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardiggins came out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I dont even know where the fuck #tulsa is hahahaha #2016newwnbaoutfitPLS and if u think this is sexist, 9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didnt pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong ...smdh #thiswillbeawesome#soldouteverywhere"

— On Instagram in December

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