Celebrities who’ve received death threats
Elon Musk -
Twitter's new owner claimed in a two-hour Q&A audio chat on Twitter Spaces on December 3 that there's a "significant" risk of him being assassinated.
Carly Rae Jepsen -
Back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen received death threats just for being awarded for her talent.
John Mayer -
Mayer shared a conversation he had with a Swiftie who sent him death threats.
Barack Obama -
North Carolina native Donte Jamar Sims was actually picked up by the Feds after tweeting that he was going to assassinate then-President Barack Obama.
Kim Kardashian -
In May 2022, Kim Kardashian had to file a restraining order over a stalker who made repeated death threats against her, her kids, and her then-partner Pete Davidson.
Madonna received death threats and threats of arrest for defending the band P*ssy Riot and promoting "gay behavior" at her Russian concerts in 2012.
Halle Berry -
In 2012, death threats against the actress—particularly from a man saying he would "slit her throat"—were enough to get Berry to try and leave the country.
Rebecca Black -
Back when she'd released her viral song 'Friday' at just 13 years old, Rebecca Black began receiving death threats by email and phone.
Taylor Swift -
Taylor Swift got a taste of the wrath of an obsessed fan base for herself back in 2012 when she became the target of vicious threats on Twitter.
Nicole Scherzinger -
In December 2011, when the singer was a judge on 'The X Factor,' Scherzinger received death threats for voting to eliminate a 14-year-old contestant.
David Letterman -
In 2011, a jihadist website has issued a death threat against the famed late-night show host because he joked about the death of Ilyas Kashmiri.
Rick Ross -
Rapper Rick Ross was threatened by the ruthless Chicago-based Gangster Disciples gang in 2012.
Jameela Jamil -
Jameela Jamil began receiving racist death threats because, in her own words.
Pixie Geldof -
What did the English model do that could be so bad as to warrant a death threat? Pixie Geldof was spotted leaving a club with then-One Directioner Harry Styles in 2012.
The band Chvrches had to increase security levels after receiving an influx of death threats for criticizing Marshmello's decision to collaborate with Chris Brown and Tyga.
Karrueche Tran -
The singer and dancer got a restraining order against Chris Brown in 2017 after allegedly receiving death threats from him, TMZ reported.
C.J. Watson -
Former Chicago Bulls point guard C.J. Watson received death threats after he missed a half-court heave and the Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jesse James -
The 'Monster Garage' host received death threats from one of his ex-wives, adult entertainment star Janine Lindemulder.