5 Celebrities Who Got Famous From A Sex Scandal

There are tons of celebrities who have had all kinds of sex scandals. Sometimes this makes them more famous, but a lot of the time it ruins their career. Some people do the exact opposite. They get in a sex scandal first and then try to ride it in to stardom. Here are celebrities who got famous from a sex scandal.

 

Jerry Springer

What Was The Scandal?

Long before any of you were born, Jerry Springer was the Mayor Of Cincinnati. He made the mistake of writing a bad check at a local "massage parlor." The massage parlor got raided, the check was found, and that launched him in to super stardom. Normally, this would end a political career, but he was re-elected as mayor by the people of Cincinnati. I guess I should expect that out of a city whose nickname is Porkopolis.

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What They Did After The Scandal

After an unsuccessful gubernatorial run, Jerry Springer started a talk show. The Jerry Springer Show became the 2nd most popular day time talk show in TV history (behind Oprah) thanks to its excessive violence and nudity. The Jerry Springer Show will always be #1 in my heart.

 

Farrah Abraham

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What Was The Scandal?

Farrah Abraham was a cast member on the MTV show Teen Mom. She was on that show for four seasons and then it ended. The other cast members sort of faded away in to obscurity after the show. Farrah filmed a sex tape with porn star James Deen and then tried to make it look like a leaked tape. That might be the saddest thing I've ever heard of anyone doing to hold on to their fame.

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What They Did After The Scandal

The saddest part about her fake leaked sex tape is that it actually got people to start paying attention to her. Farrah now has a new TV show to follow her and her daughter while she wanders around acting like a maniac. The one bright spot in all of this is that she was rejected by Playboy to be in the magazine. It's good to know that there's at least one media company in the world that has a little bit of class.

 

Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco

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What Was The Scandal?

Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco are both pretty crappy people. Joey Butts was cheating on his wife with the then under age Amy Fisher. Amy went crazy and shot Joey's then wife in the face. Luckily for his wife, she survived. Unluckily for me, I had to allocate precious brain space to be used up by knowing who Joey Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher are.

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What They Did After The Scandal

Both of them tried to capitalize on the fame they got for being pretty much the worst people in the country. If this had happened now instead of in 1992, they would both have their own reality shows. Amy went on to release a sex tape and started a porn website after her time in jail. Joey Butts had somewhat of an acting career and made appearances on tons of classy shows like Celebrity Boxing where he fought the wrestler Chyna. Joey and Amy made their first appearance together at the most fitting place imaginable for two Grade-A sleaze balls, the coin toss of 2006's Lingerie Bowl.

 

Anthony Weiner

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What Was The Scandal?

Anthony Weiner was a popular young representative from the state of New York. He resigned from this position in disgrace after he was caught sending dick pics to women that weren't his wife. He had to have known they were going to get released publicly. Anything that you do digitally exists forever, and people always show off their sexts to their friends especially if they're from a politician. Everyone knows that whoever has the most sexts in a group of friends automatically becomes leader of the friend group. It's the law.

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What They Did After The Scandal

Taking a cue from Jerry Springer, Anthony Weiner is currently in the race to become the mayor of New York City. After he entered the race, it came out that he had been sending dick pics again under the name Carlos Danger. I don't think Anthony Weiner has much of a chance of becoming mayor, but I'd definitely vote for Carlos Danger if I ever saw that name on a ballot. He's still deep in this second scandal so who knows what he will do after the campaign. My money is on starring in a reality show where he opens a New York hot dog stand called Weiner Wars.

 

Kim Kardashian

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What Was The Scandal?

Kim Kardashian got famous from being in a sex tape with rapper Ray J. Ray J is of course famous for being Brandy AKA Moesha's brother. She sued Vivid after the released it to the public. Vivid ended up settling with her for $5 million dollars. That kind of money will buy a lot of butt implants.

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What They Did After The Scandal

Kim and her entire family became huge stars overnight once they got their own reality show. Kim remains the most famous one. She recently achieved her greatest career achievement to date. She had a baby with Kanye West.

 

What other celebs are only famous from starring in a sex tape? Let me know on twitter @zachlunch or in the comments below!

 

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