19 Famous People Who Were Turned Away, Kicked Out, Or Even Banned From Public Places Or Events

19 Celebs Who Were Banned From Places


Zachary Quinto was recently banned from Manita, a Toronto restaurant, for being a “terrible customer.” The restaurant took to their Instagram story to call Quinto out for his behavior.

On their Instagram story, they alleged that Quinto yelled at their staff like a child, made a host cry, and made the other diners uncomfortable. They ended the call by telling him to take his business elsewhere.


Adrien Brody was banned from SNL after he went off-book and introduced musical guest Sean Paul while wearing fake locs and speaking in Jamaican Patois.


Hugh Grant was banned from Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show after Stewart claimed Grant spent time at the studio complaining that he had other places to be, “giving everyone shit the whole time,” and being “a pain in the ass.”


Sinéad O’Connor was banned from SNL because after singing a cover of Bob Marley’s “War,” she ripped a picture of Pope John Paul II and said, “Fight the real enemy.”

In her 2022 documentary Nothing Compares, she explained why she did it, saying, “I had come across an article about families who had been trying to lodge complaints against the church for sexual abuse and were being silenced. Basically, everything I had been raised to believe was a lie.”


In 2016, Ruby Rose got kicked out of Rebellion Bar & Urban Kitchen, a New Orleans restaurant, after the owner claimed she cursed out the bartender and threw food at him during a tantrum.

Rose explained why she did this. She said she, her assistant, and her manager waited 60 minutes for fries and 90 minutes for food that never came. When she told the bartender, he offered them drinks, but she politely declined because she’s sober. The bartender then made offensive comments about her sobriety and even told her to “Go call your fucking sponsor.” Rose responded by throwing fries at him.


In 2013, Madonna was banned from the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain after texting during a screening of 12 Years a Slave. The theater has a strict no-talking and no-texting policy, and during the film, Madonna was allegedly texting and then lashed out on another movie-goer who told her to stop.


James Corden was banned from Balthazar, a popular NYC restaurant. The owner explained in Instagram posts that on one occasion, Corden was very nasty to the staff after he found a hair in his food and that on another occasion, he flipped out on the server when they messed up his wife’s order.


In 2017, Jamie Foxx was kicked out of a restaurant in West Hollywood after he was attacked by another customer.

The customer went up to Foxx and his friends complaining that they were too loud. The patron said, “You don’t want to mess with me, I’m from New York,” and Foxx’s friend responded with “Fuck you. I’m from Oakland.” Other patrons say they saw the customer lunge at Foxx, and an altercation started. Then, the customer, Foxx, and Foxx’s group were all kicked out of the restaurant.


Will Smith is currently banned from the Oscars for 10 years after he slapped Chris Rock on stage for making a distasteful joke about Jada’s alopecia at this year’s award show.


Rita Ora revealed she was once turned away from one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants because she did not meet the dress code. She showed up wearing a tracksuit and sneakers wanting to have a meal but was told they couldn’t accommodate her.


Miley Cyrus was banned from performing in the Dominican Republic. Government officials claimed that she “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”


Paris Hilton was banned from the Wynn Las Vegas Resorts in 2010 after being arrested on a felony cocaine possession charge. Police claimed a bag containing 0.8 of a gram of cocaine fell out when Hilton reached into a purse for lip balm.


Blake Lively was banned from Disneyland for a year when she was 6 years old after getting caught trying to sneak into the park.


In 2007, Britney Spears was kicked out of the Chateau Marmont, a Los Angeles hotel. She apparently smeared a plate of gourmet food on her face, and after guests complained, she was removed from the establishment.


In 2010, Lil Wayne was banned from the Wynn before he even showed up there. Lil Wayne surprised Drake on the last night of Drake’s tour, but a representative from the Wynn told Drake’s team that Lil Wayne could not attend the afterparty at the hotel allegedly because of the rapper’s strict probation terms that prohibited him from consuming alcohol for three years.


Janet Jackson was disinvited from the 2004 Grammys after her wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl.


In 1994, Martin Lawrence was rumored to be banned from SNL after going off script in his monologue where he shared his opinions on women’s hygiene and genitals that were too inappropriate by the show’s standards.


Kanye West was banned from performing at the 2022 Grammys for his “concerning online behavior.” This came after Kanye posted a screenshot of a Google search for Trevor Noah (the show’s host), along with a racist slur, on his Instagram, because Noah called Kanye out for harassing Kim Kardashian.


And finally, over the years, Kathy Griffin’s unfiltered comedy bits have gotten her barred from several shows including The View, The Today Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

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