10 Biggest Reality TV Scandals Of 2017
It’s been a big year in reality TV! So much has happened, including a bunch of scandals. Many of our favorite (and not so favorite) reality stars couldn’t resist an opportunity to create controversy and we’re here to document it! Now that 2017 is finally coming to a close, we are listing off the 10 biggest scandals of the year, so check it out:
10. Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Pepsi Commercial
Kendall Jenner received some major backlash earlier this year when she starred in a controversial Pepsi ad as a model who ends a protest by handing a police officer a can of Pepsi. The video was widely criticized for borrowing imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement and for trivializing the deaths of black protesters who have been killed by police. In response, Pepsi pulled the ad and issued an apology, while Kendall spent weeks hiding out at her mom’s place waiting for the controversy to blow over.
9. Phaedra Parks Fired from RHOA after Date Rape Rumor
When Phaedra Parks admitted to spreading a rumor about her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker, claiming that they were conspiring to drug and rape their castmate Porsha Stewart, the entire cast along with Andy Cohen decided that they no longer wanted to work with her, so Bravo terminated her contract. Parks has since claimed that producers set her up. According to her, a producer gave her the story and she was only repeating it. She’s received quite the backlash for this. She’s received numerous threats and has been subjected to bullying.