“Beyoncé is gorgeous, however that does not imply she would not use any trick within the guide to look higher — any lady would!” —Piers Morgan

We requested the BuzzFeed Group to inform us when well-known ladies had been mistreated by males in media. Listed below are the eye-opening outcomes.

Warning: Some submissions embody subjects of sexual assault and verbal abuse.

Word: Not all submissions had been made by Group customers.


When Matt Lauer requested Anne Hathaway an inappropriate query a few revealing paparazzi image of her, and victim-blamed Hathaway by saying, “What is the lesson realized from one thing like that?”


“Matt Lauer shaming Anne Hathaway and attempting to cross blame onto her when the paparazzi took upskirt footage of her. He truly tried to make it out like she did one thing fallacious 🙄.”



When Jeremy Renner made a cringeworthy (and unrehearsed) joke about Jennifer Lopez’s breasts whereas they had been presenting a Golden Globe award in 2015.


“I do know it would sound prefer it wasn’t a giant deal in any respect, however I personally felt very uncomfortable a couple of years in the past throughout the Golden Globes when Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner introduced an award, and Renner made a joke about her breasts. It was disgusting.”



When David Letterman interrupted his interview with Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2007 to the touch her hair with out her consent, making her visibly uncomfortable.



And when Letterman would not cease commenting on Tina Turner’s scent when she visited the present within the mid-1990s and even made a joke about it to lure folks to see her live shows.


“Rewatching outdated interviews from The Late Present with David Letterman is a jarring expertise. There are a bunch of roundups on YouTube titled “David Letterman — Flirting,” however in actuality, he wasn’t flirting: He was always harassing his feminine company and placing them in compromising positions. He at all times used to inform his feminine company that they ‘smelled good,’ like Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé, and it is extremely vile to observe now.”



When Bruce Rosenblum (CEO and chairman of the Tv Academy) made Sofía Vergara stand on a revolving pedestal like a trophy whereas he gave a cringeworthy speech about variety in tv.



When Adrien Brody kissed Halle Berry with out her consent when he ran onstage to just accept his Oscar in 2003.

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When Piers Morgan criticized an image Jesy Nelson uploaded on her Instagram in essentially the most disgusting manner, calling it “a type of grim footage you get on these bizarre, grownup courting websites — the actually low-cost ones.”


“Jesy Nelson from Little Combine. The media has portrayed her as somebody who is simply obsessed together with her picture, however that is simply not the case. Individuals have bashed her in, inflicting her extreme nervousness — particularly Piers Morgan.”



When CeeLo Inexperienced revealed his distaste for the “WAP” music video by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, claiming that it was too sexual and by expressing themselves this manner, they’re “asking” to be abused by the general public.

Atlantic / Far Out Journal / Through faroutmagazine.co.uk

“When irrelevant males within the media like Russell Model and CeeLo Inexperienced criticized Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s tune ‘WAP’ for being too sexual. There isn’t any motive why males ought to be telling grown ladies to not discover their sexuality. I am additionally fairly positive CeeLo Inexperienced’s hottest tune known as ‘Fuck You,’ so…”



When Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars in 2013 and carried out an extremely crude tune about feminine actors’ boobs in motion pictures, from Meryl Streep to Halle Berry to Charlize Theron.


“Seth MacFarlane’s gross tune about seeing feminine actors’ boobs on the Oscars immediately springs to thoughts. It was terrible.”



In 2012, when Howard Stern insulted Rihanna for refusing to reply a query about her private life throughout a press convention, stating that she’s “fortunate somebody’s [even] at your press convention, you fuck.”

Kevin Mazur / Ferdaus Shamim / Getty Photographs / The Howard Stern Present / Through youtube.com

I’ve by no means been a fan of Howard Stern’s present as a result of he has a historical past of mistreating his feminine company and crossing boundaries that make them really feel betrayed. This quick clip of Stern speaking about his dislike for Rihanna is basically laborious to take heed to, however I believe everybody ought to in some unspecified time in the future. His language is offensive and means that simply because a lady is legendary and within the public eye, it permits the media to ask her actually something they wish to.


When Jay Leno took a jab at Marcia Clark’s hairdo on The Tonight Present, becoming a member of in on the poisonous male conduct directed towards Clark’s magnificence and look within the 1990s.

POOL / Getty Photographs / NBC

“Marcia Clark, palms down. I wasn’t alive for the O.J. Simpson trial, however after watching The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, I talked to my mother about it. Her speedy response was, ‘Oh, and poor Marcia was at all times ridiculed.'”



When Kanye West bought the image of Whitney Houston’s toilet coated with medication, alcohol, and cigarettes to make use of for Pusha T’s album cowl Daytona.

Michael Buckner / Roy Rochlin / Getty Photographs / GOOD Music / Def Jam

The picture was initially revealed within the Nationwide Enquirer in 2006, however West bought it in 2018 for $85,000.


When nearly all of the male actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe did not defend Tessa Thompson, Zendaya, and Brie Larson once they acquired dying threats and suffered abuse as ladies within the MCU, however they had been fast to face up for Chris Pratt over a “Which [Famous] Chris Is Higher?” ballot.

brie larson: *will get dying threats for being a lady*
mcu solid: 😐
zendaya: *will get dying threats for taking part in an initially white character*
mcu solid: 😐
chris pratt: *loses ballot*
mcu solid: i do know chris personally he’s a tremendous man 💔💔💔😭

@sxlineas / Through Twitter: @sxlineas


When David Letterman repeatedly requested Madonna to kiss a random stranger within the viewers, and each time she stated no, he continued to harass her about it.


“One title: Madonna. She has been taking shit from the media all of her profession — she acts unapologetically, however that does not excuse the press. Prince, Bowie, and different well-known males did issues simply as controversial as her, however they did not get that sort of remedy by males in media. Additionally yearly, she has to defend her proper to be known as the Queen of Pop. It is like older ladies are disposable as a result of younger ladies have arrived within the business. It is a poisonous media cycle.”



When a 14-year-old Venus Williams was questioned by a male journalist as to why she had a lot confidence and her father stepped in to name out his ridiculous conduct towards younger ladies.

@MusingsHistory That jogs my memory of the interview with Venus Williams the place her dad shut the interviewer DOWN

@Quarrdent / Through Twitter: @Quarrdent


When Jessica Biel was written off of seventh Heaven by Aaron Spelling as a result of she posed topless for {a magazine} cowl and he did not approve of it.

Kevin Winter / Getty Photographs / E / Through eonline.com

“Jessica Biel is a main instance. Aaron Spelling (seventh Heaven‘s government producer) and Stephen Collins (Eric Camden on seventh Heaven) crucified her after she posed for a topless journal cowl for Gear. She was written off the present and her profession suffered drastically.”



When Isaac Mizrahi groped Scarlett Johansson’s breast on the purple carpet on the 2006 Golden Globe Awards.


“Isaac Mizrahi groped Scarlett Johansson on the Golden Globes in 2006, and did he ever apologize? I really feel like folks simply brushed it off as a result of he’s a homosexual man, however nonetheless.”



When Jason Bateman defended Jeffrey Tambor in a New York Occasions interview after Jessica Walter revealed Tambor verbally abused her whereas filming Arrested Growth.

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“That terrible interview with the solid of Arrested Growth whereby Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth) actually breaks down crying as she describes how Jeffrey Tambor verbally abused her on set and the way she’s by no means skilled something prefer it earlier than. Jason Bateman principally argues that she’s overreacting as a result of it’s an actor factor and ‘a part of the method’ and she or he ought to’ve ‘realized and understood’ that. I’ve by no means forgiven him for his feedback then, particularly when he just about threw her underneath the bus earlier than including, ‘I take into account him one among my favourite, most valued folks in my life.’ Oh, and this all was after he stated he was sticking by Tambor amid the sexual misconduct allegations that had been leveled towards him as a result of he (Bateman) has ‘no motive’ to not. Yuck.”



And when a male reporter was supremely ignorant towards Helen Mirren in a 1975 interview, questioning how she could be taken critically as an actor if she had “massive breasts.”


“Males in media at all times ask males in regards to the depths and complexities of their characters of their motion pictures, whereas ladies get requested: ‘Are you able to put on panties underneath that go well with?’ ‘Who made your costume?’ and ‘What was your food regimen throughout filming?’ Helen Mirren was as soon as requested within the 1970s how she might be a severe actor if she had such massive breasts.”


Submissions have been edited for size and readability.