The Nobel Prize's most controversial moments

Some winners have quite the disturbing history

Stars Insider

15/01/19 | StarsInsider

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Nobel Prize winner James Watson has been stripped of his title as Chancellor following racist comments he made about intelligence and genetics benefiting some ethnicities and not others. The comments, widely refuted by the scientific community, aren't new from Watson. What's more, he joins a long list of controversial Nobel Prize winners. 

From aiding and abetting in warfare to famous snubs, the Nobel Prize has been the subject of heated debate since its inception. Here are some of the wildest controversies to rock the world's grandest award. 


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