Careers Rocked by Scandal and Controversy

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  • OJ Simpson
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Beenie Man
  • Tiger Woods
  • Michael Vick
  • Chris Brown
  • Paula Deen
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Michael Jackson
  • Columbus Short
  • Isaiah Washington
  • Marion Jones
  • Lance Armstrong

Beenie Man

Although many dancehall stars like Elephant Man and Buju Banton are known for their homophobic lyrics, no one got more bad press than Beenie Man. The artist sometimes called for the murder of gays in his music. Beenie was banned in several European and his music pulled from the radio. But in 2012, Beenie apologized to the LGBT community and told The Advocate, "If you want people to love your music, all you have to do is respect people for who they are." In later interviews, Beenie said he never apologized and his career never fully recovered.

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