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11 HGTV Scandals That Rocked the Small Screen

HGTV is the small screen destination for shows about flipping, flopping and many different kinds of home renovations.

But it's also been the destination for quite a few scandals over the years.

From huge brawls to questions over the treatment of gay individuals, we run down controversial incidents that have plagued HGTV executives and stars below…

1. A Stunning Separation

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Christina and Tarek El Moussa seemed like a happy couple, with two cute kids. But click on the above headline to read how an incident with a gun led to a separation, talk of sex with a nanny and A LOT more.

2. A Feud with Fixer Upper?

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Chip and Joanna Gaines host Fixer Upper. Viewers adore this cute couple. But they came under fire after a Buzzfeed article pointed out that the series has not only never featured a gay couple, but that the pastor at the church these two attend is strongly against gay marriage and seems to think homosexuals can be made into heterosexuals.

3. More LGBT Trouble

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In 2014, the network also pulled the plug on the program “Flip It Forward” in the middle of production after it was uncovered that the hosts, David and Jason Benham, were REALLY anti-gay. A video actually surfaced online of David talking about “homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation,” as you can read more about by CLICKING THE ABOVE HEADLINE.

4. House Hunters is STAGED!

House hunters is staged
This is really not shocking. But, in 2012, one of the ex-home buyers featured on the program said her while experience was simply made by producers. Nothing we saw was real. In a statement addressing the controversy, the network even admitted to “managing certain production and time constraints.”

5. A Property Brothers BRAWL!

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In 2016, Jonathan Scott – one handsome half of the sibling duo behind Property Brothers – was thrown out of a North Dakota bar in 2016 because he got into a fight with the bouncer when his drink was taken away at closing time.

6. Flip or Flop Stars Flop

Flip or flop exposed
More drama from Christina and Tarek El Moussa, on the professional front: According to many attendees for October 2016 classes from the couple on how to flip houses, the El Moussas did not show up in person, leading to the the classes quickly devolving into a sales pitch for other of the couple’s products.

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‘Catfish’ Host Nev Schulman Rocked Yellow Star of David at VMAs to Put Neo-Nazis On Notice

Nev Schulman said it loud and proud … he’s Jewish, and wore the yellow Star of David to the VMAs to make sure his fans know he’s standing up against white supremacists. We got the ‘Catfish’ host Monday at LAX as he was leaving town…

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Charlottesville Rocked by Protests, Deadly Terror Act

WARNING:

The following video is disturbing in nature.

It depicts an unknown assailant ramming two slow-moving cars through a group of protestors who had gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to object to the recent words and actions of White Supremacists in the area.

After the car slams on the gas and plows other vehicles into this contingent of civilians, it hits reverse and speeds up in the opposite direction, hitting other individuals along the way.

At the moment, one person is reported dead and 19 injured as a result of this terrorist act.

Chaos has broken out in Charlottesville after modern day Nazis marched through the University of Virginia campus on Friday night, chanting epithets and yelling that "White Lives Matter."

They did so in response to the removal of a statue of late Civil War General Robert E. Lee.

The following morning, counter protestors took to the streets of this city, which is now under an official state of emergency, per Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

In response to the civil unrest, President Donald Trump said a bunch of meaningless cliches and refused to point any fingers at the White Nationalists for their points of view or their violent actions.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said in a short statement from his private golf club in New Jersey.

He added:

"It has been going on for a long time in our country – not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."

The Commander-in-Chief did not mention White Supremacists or the the alt-right movement in his remarks, and later called for a "study" of the "situation."

Take a look below at the tragic incident that took these protests to a new and fatal level:

Charlottesville rocked by protests deadly terror act
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