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The Naughty List: The Most Hated Cultural Icons of 2010

We’ve spent quite a while celebrating the people and things we liked best in 2010, from underrated albums, actors, and films to art shows to comic books. But we can’t end the year without a look back at the folks we — and seemingly everyone else on the internet — loved to hate. From deranged actors and mouthy musicians to a controversial art-world player and a film and theater director who seems to be having the worst year ever, these are the ten cultural icons who pissed us off most this year.

Jeffrey Deitch

Everything was coming up Deitch, it seemed, until it was announced that the gallery guru would Deitch Projects and move across the country to helm L.A.’s MOCA. First, he was caught on tape bitching out some poor dude who ran into him at Shepard Fairey’s Mayday show. Then, recently, he commissioned the street artist Blu to paint a mural on an outside wall of the museum. But when he decided, the next day, that the painting of coffins wrapped in dollar bills was too offensive, Deitch had it painted over. As you can imagine, the street art community — and, by now, the art world as a whole — is less than thrilled about this.

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