To close 2022, we present you the list of the most notorious scandals in the world.
The slap to Chris Rock
To date this remains the biggest impact event this year in Hollywood. The night of the 2022 Oscar gala was once again the epicenter of an awkward moment, but this time it was not a mistake when delivering the statuette, but a slap that Will Smith he tipped Chris Rock during a performance by the comedian.
What at first seemed to be part of the show, in the following seconds it was found that it was not. The actor and comedian was in charge of presenting one of the award spaces; However, during his monologue he made reference to Jada Pinkett Smith as a character from the famous saga G.I.Jane for his style of wearing his shaved hair.
Although Will Smith laughed at first, he soon got up from his chair, went up on stage and slapped Rock. The laughs stopped immediately when Smith yelled at him, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, to respect Jada.
Subsequently, Will Smith publicly apologized to Chris Rock, reflected on his behavior and claimed that he was carried away by his feelings for his wife, who suffers from alopecia; But words weren’t worth much, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned the actor for 10 years from the award.
Legal battle between Depp and Heard
The legal battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is far from over. What has been called “the trial of the decade” continued in 2022, when the actor sued his ex-wife for defamation, after the actress published an opinion piece in The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse”.
The actors had previously faced a legal battle when Heard accused Depp of verbally and physically assaulting her during their marriage, most of the time under the influence of substances.
The litigation that began on April 11 lasted for several weeks in which Depp exposed the domestic violence that some men also experience in their relationships, as well as the toxic dynamics that the couple had during their romance.
On June 1, the jury found in favor of Johnny Depp on all three defamation charges the actor filed against Heard; while the actor was also found responsible for a defamation charge against his ex-wife.
The judge ordered the actress to pay Depp $10.35 million in compensatory and punitive damages; while the interpreter of Jack Sparrow had to pay Heard 2 million dollars in compensatory damages.
Shakira and Gerard Pique: infidelity?
Much has been said about the separation of the Colombian singer and the Catalan central defender. However, although no one has confirmed the reasons why they decided to end their relationship, rumors about a possible infidelity on the part of Piqué continue in the fore.
The controversy points to the fact that Piqué cheated on Shakira with the singer with Clara Chía Martí, something that took on much more force when the soccer player’s romance was made public a few weeks after the separation with Shakira was reported.
The two met at a team dinner at the Kosmos company, to which one of their employees and the brother of a friend took Chía Martí. It is presumed that both went out in secret, since the young woman also had a partner.
Despite the fact that nothing has been confirmed, the Spanish press claims several theories as to how Shakira found out about the romance, from her brother hiring a private investigator to the Colombian woman noticing that the food in her pantry was disappearing for no reason.
Likewise, fans have asserted that the song I congratulate you, simple that he has with Rauw Alejandro, left clues about the situation.
Kanye West Comments
Although it is no longer a secret that the rapper suffers from bipolar disorder, Kanye West’s actions seem to be increasingly out of control, which has led to closing 2022 as the worst year of his career as various brands canceled their contracts with the artist.
It all started when West began making comments alluding to World War II and his admiration for Adolf Hitler, calling him a good person. However, the anti-Semitic comments spread with greater force, and even Ye, as he now calls himself, made use of clothing with allusive messages.
The actions led important personalities to reject their messages, as well as their accounts on some social networks were suspended. But the biggest shock came when brands like Adidas and Balenciaga their contracts with the artist ended, something that implies a strong impact on his income and led him to lose his status as a billionaire. Some beauty salons have even started offering packages to remove tattoos that Kanye fans got in his honor.
The French luxury house Balenciaga does not end 2022 scandal-free either. An advertising campaign set off alarm bells and created a wave of worldwide rejection when images of boys and girls were made masculine in an environment decorated with accessories alluding to BDSM, acronyms that stand for bondage, discipline, domination, submission and sadomasochism.
Balenciaga ordered that they be withdrawn, apologized for the controversy and assured that legal action would be taken against those responsible for the campaign, which was focused on the Christmas season. Balenciaga Gift Shop.
“We apologize for displaying disturbing elements in our campaign. We take this matter very seriously and will be taking legal action against the parties responsible for the creation of the set and the inclusion of unapproved items for our Spring 23 campaign photo shoot. We strongly condemn the abuse of children in any of its forms. We defend the safety and well-being of children,” reads a statement released.
Faced with the controversy, Kim Kardashian, ambassador of the brand, spoke out expressing her concern about what happened and claiming that she would reconsider the relationship with Balenciaga.