Because it’s hard for celebrities to not be in the public eye sometimes, it’s often the case that we get to see much of what’s happening in their lives—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Unfortunately, the ugly part often ends in some form of backlash from fans, followers, the general public or the industry itself, with certain celebrities getting “canceled”. But problems are never easy to unwrap and sometimes this “cancellation” is undeserved, or ends up being truly undeserved once it’s all over.

People on Reddit have been discussing celebrities who got canceled, but they couldn’t but feel bad for them and were actually saying how they didn’t deserve to be cancelled at all, or at least not any more, as asked by Reddit user u/Yung-Potter-XO on r/AskReddit.

Check out the best responses from the subreddit in the neat curated list below. And while you’re there, why not leave a comment and upvote the submissions you liked the most!

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#1

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Johnny Depp.

As a male that was in a relationship with an abusive woman, this whole thing breaks my heart.

I know how hard it can be to come out about, and how hard it is to be believed at all. And then of course, as soon as someone starts to put pressure on the abuser, suddenly all these allegations start coming out about you, and none of them true or accurate, but because she's a woman, she must be the victim right?

If my ex was upset about something, she'd rub the cat on my pillow (I'm allergic) so I'd be up all night coughing and wheezing. Then she'd s@#t on me for staying up late. Then give me s@#t for sleeping in the next day.

My ex used to punch me in the face while I was sleeping. She couldn't stand my snoring. I'd go to work in the mornings with a black eye. If she fell asleep first, it was ok, but she was always up late, so I'd have to go sleep on the couch. But she'd insist on staying up late and watching TV, so I couldn't sleep on the couch. I fell asleep on the bathroom floor once out of sheer exhaustion.

There's so many more examples, but the point is I feel for JD 100%

Berkut22 , Georges Biard Report

cerial___killer
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1 month ago

JD has been through a lot. But he is too strong to pulled down by that stupid bitch amber. I really want to know the ffuckk she was actually thinking when she started with all these accusations on him.

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#2

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Not completely gone, but Terry Crews has issues getting work because he spoke out about being sexually assaulted during the me too movent. People assumed a man his stature couldn't be assaulted and he gave names and people weren't very happy.

AirGuitarMatt , terrycrews Report

Valisbourne Spiritforge
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1 month ago

Love Terry Crews.

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#3

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Monica Lewinsky. Judging from her Twitter account, she seems like a lovely person.

It's a shame. Dave Chappelle said it best. 'Who hasn't sucked a d#$k they regretted?' and Bill was a charismatic dude too. Lots of people get into relationships with authority figures during lapses in judgement, but Monica has been the butt of a joke because of it for two decades because of her lapse in judgement.

S#$%#y situation, she deserves better.

Also, f$%k the person that said Lewinsky doesn't deserve better.

meech7607 , TED Conference Report

Vicky Z
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1 month ago

The problem here is that Bill Clinton didn't get so much hate!! All the hate was mostly for her and still is until now! Yes there was a blame to her too but that was so unfair to her and it's sad that mostly the woman will get the hate in these situations! The woman is always the s**t that dragged the man into sin🙄

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#4

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Kind of a unique case but: Laura Dern.

When Laura Dern played Ellen’s girlfriend on the episode where she came out, she was blacklisted by the industry for nearly a decade. And some people would harass her to the point she needed protection in public.

She says her manager warned her she wouldn’t get roles if she agreed to take the part on Ellen but did so anyways. She went from Jurassic Park and being in demand to nobody giving her a call.

Obviously she’s recovered but we lost a decade of great Laura Dern performances because of studios perception that she was cancelled by public opinion for playing a gay role.

antmars , lauradern Report

Chloe *Leah* Pheonix
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1 month ago

The amount of homophobes in this world make me sick.

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#5

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Britney Spears when she shaved her head and all that. I'm no fan of hers but she just seemed like someone who cracked under all the pressure and lost her s#@t. Craig Ferguson did an absolutely amazing job talking about that and relating it to his own life. Major respect to him for that. Kind of long but worth watching.

sovereignsekte , britneyspears Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Even after all the information we have now, people still try to do that! She recently uploaded a photo of her butt and people again started to wonder if she is mentally healthy and that maybe she still needs protection!!!

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#6

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online I dont know if he was "cancelled" but Hollywood did Brendan Fraser dirty. Glad to see him working again. I hear doom patrols good.

[Turns out,] [h]e was blacklisted not cancelled. I dont want to blur the lines between the two, I'm just not very hip.

PunkPizzaVooDoo , brendan__fraser Report

Holly Stevens
Community Member
1 month ago

Well not exactly, he was sexually assaulted and stepped away, plus he suffered crippling back injuries doing the mummy movies, and then his ex wife left him with his kids and slapped him with enormous alimony. He basically retired to recover and focus on his sons, one of which is autistic

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#7

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Sinead O'Connor

Spoke out against corruption and pedophilia in the catholic church very blatantly in a SNL act. Was completely removed from anything in the entertainment industry. Turns out instead of moral outrage people should have listened. I've seen in somewhat recent interviews that she is somewhat well adjusted despite it all. She knew it was going to cross a line when she did it, but she believes it pushed any investigation into such things forward and possibly gave people courage to speak up.

MTGO_Duderino , Bryan Ledgard Report

Watching
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1 month ago

And she was freaking right.

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#8

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Elizabeth Olsen. Her co-worker died and she didn't post to social media immediately as it was happening. So people bullied her off of her Social Media accounts.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. If you were part of that mess, you don't deserve to watch WandaVision or Doctor Strange 2

No-Ear_Spider-Man , Gage Skidmore Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Cause if you don't post something means you don't really care right? Wtf?

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#9

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Ashley Judd. Harvey Weinstein blacklisted her for years. She’s an incredible actress IMO.

call-me-mama-t , Genevieve Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

She is indeed! And she made many interesting movies in the late 90's

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#10

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Janet Jackson after Nipplegate was a travesty in how she was treated like a pariah afterwards. (I know, timing with Timberlake's apology and all).

Just want to throw in here that I really don't care whether it was planned or not, I'm talking purely the reaction, which was incredibly stupid.

BlackIsTheSoul , J0 anna Report

Caro Caro
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1 month ago

And it was a nipple ffs! USA went apesh!t. Here in europe we see nipples every day on tv, beach, clubs.

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#11

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Mira Sorvino. She went from one of the most in-demand actresses after winning her Oscar, to being completely blacklisted because Weinstein was telling anyone who'd listen that she was a diva and impossible to work with.

When Peter Jackson was still making LotR through Miramax, Weinstein told him not to hire Judd or Sorvino, and Jackson believed him. Even when the movies eventually moved to New Line Cinema, he still believed what Weinstein had told him, and wouldn't work with them.

When #MeToo started snowballing, Jackson remembered what Weinstein had told him about the two and apologized to them for it.

theghostofme , Manfred Werner Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not sure if he believed or it was a power and money thing though.... He was really powerful in the industry and nobody would question what he was saying

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#12

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Dixie Chicks. This one still infuriates me, how come they got banned from country music stations but Hank Williams Jr. didn't after all that racist garbage he spewed about president Obama, I still listen to classic country but people and the stations are hypocrites.

_PukyLover_ , Kirk Stauffer Report

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah this one was infuriating. They rightfully criticized a sitting president. Country music fans at the time were incredibly stupid.

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#13

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online She isn’t full on canceled but what Kesha went through was so messed up. Not only was she abused but her abuser was part of the record label and she wasn’t able to leave her contract.

Radthereptile , iiswhoiis Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

And correct me if I'm wrong but isn't her abuser still working in the industry like nothing happened? I might be wrong....

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#14

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online I think Wynona Rider got cancelled from the spotlight for a long time (until Stranger Things) for some shoplifting. Sure, its s#$%^y but we’re all human.

Littlebug0113 , PM - Il Piccolo Missionario Report

B-b-bird
Community Member
1 month ago

they should have get her a help, not fire her. When wealthy person shoplifts, obviously it's something psychological, not money issue. People just cruel and discarding others in a blink...

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#15

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Ingrid Berman was unhappily married to a doctor, Peter Lindstrom, with whom she had one child, Pia. In the late 1940s she had an affair with Italian director Roberto Rossellini. When news of the affair broke she lost all her contracts, her husband took her daughter, and the scandal was so intense US senators gave speeches condemning her on the Senate floor.

Because of the fallout she wasn't allowed to see her daughter Pia for seven years, and didn't make a Hollywood movie for seven years as well (She returned in Anastasia).

HarrietsDiary , ventu_99 Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

Ofcourse it was the womans fault. /s The hypocracy!!!

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#16

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Corey Feldman. Truly breaks my heart. I had the chance to get to know him when I was a kid in 2000. He was pretty normal then. Because of what the industry did to him he always made sure that i was being taken care of on set and that I was protected from the same monstrosities. I think Haim dying really f#$%@d him up again. I will always be so grateful of how he looked out for me and I hope he gets the help he needs.

ForgettableUkraine , Bridget Laudien Report

Watching
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1 month ago

Yeah the two Coreys is really hard to take for us 80's kids.

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#17

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Hayden Christensen did nothing wrong. No actor should be maligned for decisions made by the writers and director.

TheMadPoet , Gál Tímea Report

Jihana
Community Member
1 month ago

He got cancelled after the mess that was the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It really was awful, but it was not his decision to have a monologue about sand.

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#18

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Liam Neeson. The man isn’t just an incredible actor he’s an amazing human being who gives selflessly and asks for nothing. But because he admitted to having a racially violent thought way back when, when he was much younger and much more naive, a thought he literally said he was ashamed he’d ever had in the first place, the piece of s#$t journalist interviewing him twisted the narrative to make Liam look like a racist just to make a name for himself.

motherofhyrule , Karen Seto / 司徒嘉蘭 Report

Rebecca Lee
Community Member
1 month ago

It wasn't just a thought he actually went out with a weapon to find a black man .More than once. But also dumb ass for talking about it publicly.

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#19

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Megan Fox deserved better than the way media constantly sexualised her and ignored anything she had to say. She has numerous interviews trying to talk about being uncomfortably sexualised by Michael Bay when she was a teenager but the audience and interviewer would just cheer as if she wasn’t talking about predatory behaviour. Megan Fox is so smart and eloquent NOT the bimbo Hollywood would have you believe.

ToxicFluffer , meganfox Report

Amanita Virosa
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Correct me if I'm wrong. I but I remember reading Megan Fox was cancelled due to her calling Michael Bay ‘Hitler.’ I believe Steven Spielberg fired from the Transformers franchise and then she was blacklisted.

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#20

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Rebecca Black. Everyone was so mean over Friday. She was THIRTEEN and deserved better.

princess_persimmon , Rebecca Black Report

RoseTheMad
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

If you actually listen to her recent stuff, she's actually pretty damn good. Her most recent single "worth it for the feeling" would have millions of views if it was ariana grande. It's fair to say she's pretty underrated.

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#21

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Hana Kimura. She was an Indonesian-Japanese wrestler who often played the heel, and she wanted to be an actress. When she was offered a chance to be in the reality show Terrace House, she jumped at it.

As we all know, reality shows are scripted. In a scene, Hana (remember, a professional wrestler on a reality show) "slapped" removed another contestant's hat1 and scolded him. Her twitter and instagram accounts were overrun with awful comments, racist criticisms, and death threats for weeks, but over time it tapered off.

Part of a reality show producer's job is to know how the audience thinks of all of the stars. The company monitors media coverage and social media trends. They knew.

But right after quarantine started in Japan, they re-aired the episode.

Hana lived alone. When the abuse began again, it must have seemed endless. She apologized on social media, took her kitten to the Stardom Wrestling office, and went home to [take her own life].

She was 22.

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snipergun
Community Member
1 month ago

Somebody should be punished for that. People who took these decisions should be told that they did wrong and failed their position of trust and knowledge. But as always, nothing happens, case closed, 90% people watching reality shows are still not correctly made aware that it's scripted or staged. And there's no limit of what human beings can be forced to do to each other...

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#22

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Not too sure cancelled is the right word for them but Lindsay Lohan. Phenomenal actress and started at a young age. Had really messed up parents, no guidance from anyone and too much money.

ian-quinn , Andrew H. Walker Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Like most of child actors actually.... there are very few successful and happy ending stories with them.... most of them get destroyed by the industry

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#23

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Amanda Bynes. If you look into the reality of how creepy and awful Dan Schneider was, it all starts to make sense.

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

I have no idea what happened to her, but she looked sad. Like she just needed a few good friends or family or something.

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#24

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Al Franken. Several Democratic Senators told Jane Mayer in 2019 that they regretting forcing Franken to resign without an investigation. (He wanted to appear before the Senate Ethics Committee but he was not allowed).

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Watching
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1 month ago

That was the biggest load of bullshit I have ever seen.

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#25

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Ahmed Best played JarJar Binks and nearly killed himself over how hated the character was.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I hated JarJar to the core of my soul. But I am sorry the actor suffered. JarJar is in no way his cross to bear.

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#26

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online As an 80s kid who loved PeeWee’s playhouse, remembering how my parents tried to explain Paul Rubens getting canceled is hilarious. My dad told me “he took off his clothes in a movie theater” and kid me was like “wow that’s really weird but I guess he is kind of crazy?”

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

I loved PeeWee playhouse and I still love Paul Reubens. He is weird and funny, my kinda people.

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#27

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Aziz Ansari definitely didn’t deserve the public shaming he received for what amounted to an awkward, bad date.

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Holly Stevens
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that was complete and utter BS, he did exactly what you're supposed to do, he stopped when his date said no, he let her leave when she wanted to, I believe he paid for her Uber. Wtf

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#28

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Howard Dean. He yelled in excitement at one of his political rallies in 2004. People thought he was wasn’t fit to be president because of it.

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Kyle D
Community Member
1 month ago

I remembered him often since 2016. It's hard to imagine there was actually a time you could lose all presidential credibility just by shouting YEAHOOW.

Jenny Pugh
Community Member
1 month ago

A politician in the UK was vilified in the press for the way he ate a bacon sandwich!

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Dan Buczynski
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1 month ago

Yea can you imagine his presidential bid was torpedoed by something so trivial, and yet Trump was forgiven every single one of his jackass statements and deeds? There was an audio documentary about that scream that I heard several years ago. They played the audio from the room, not just the isolated mike. You couldn't hear S**T in that room it was so loud. People in the room when he did it didn't even notice it.

Sarah Pryde
Community Member
1 month ago

How this ruined HIS career but Trump got elected is why i hate this country sometimes

Jamma
Community Member
1 month ago

I totally agree. And I saw him speak in person that year and he was FANTASTIC. I can't believe that weird little yell derailed him, considering all we've seen since. :(

Calypso poet
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember watching his speech live and he was great and enthusiastic! I loved him and still do. When he comes on TV I listen. And when someone starts listing states I hear them in Dean's voice and end with a shout! Lol. But perpetually shouting Gym Jordan keeps getting re-elected🙄

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Jeff Dunbar
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1 month ago

oh please. if u think that was the only reason...............................

Magpie Magoo
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree wholeheartedly, but I still can't stifle a chuckle every time I think of that "YEAAAAH!"

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

It hought of that so often in the 2016 mess.

Anita Pickle
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Made me think of Dave Chappelle

Marnie
Community Member
1 month ago

This should be #1. Changed the course of history.

I I
Community Member
1 month ago

explain trump to me

Dre Mosley
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen the video, and I'm like, "Really? That's it? That's why people distanced themselves from him?"

Labellesouris
Community Member
1 month ago

This was the most ridiculous waste of a good leader we have had in a long time! I was thrilled when he was excited--it was great to think we might have someone in the White House with some real enthusiasm! But no, the political establishment couldn't handle that. Grrrrrrrr....

Watching
Community Member
1 month ago

I think Howard Dean would've made a great president. But we will never know because of canceling Conservatives!

Daniel Atkins
Community Member
1 month ago

He lost in Primaries in which his own party voters didn't vote for him. How are conservatives responsible?

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Marnie
Community Member
1 month ago

It was the media. They played the yell without all the crowd noises that he was yelling over. Without the crowd noises, it sounded a bit insane. The media (not sure which outlets) did that on purpose obviously. Either it was purely for ratings or the had an agenda to make sure Dean did not win. I lost my innocence with that situation.

Hugh Willie Mungous
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1 month ago

Did seem a bit of the wall though . . . . . . .

Dan H
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1 month ago

He wasn't

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#29

30 Celebs Who Were Canceled But Didn't Deserve It, According To People Online Jenna Marbles. Basically people were angry at her old content that she made 10 years ago and while she's already apologized for her actions and addressed how she now understands why it's inappropriate, she felt that her presence on YT was causing more harm and it was too much to keep rehashing the same issue. She still streams with Julian all the time.

I miss Jenna. Grew up as she grew up and her ability to mature and grow helped me do the same.

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Denise Melek
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1 month ago

Who is she?

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