If you wade into celebrities’ personal lives, you’re going to find some pretty gnarly stuff. Sham marriages, drug addictions, financial problems, plastic surgery they won’t admit to but everyone knows they had...and of course, problems with the law. And not just the run-of-the-mill DUI/drug charges/throwing phones at assistants. Unfortunately, many male celebrities have been exposed as having an unseemly habit of abusing women. So it turns out that the celeb whose acting/ directing/ singing/ hot bod you admired is far from perfect—in fact he’s actually a scumbag. Star scumbags put fans in a tough spot. We’re forced to choose between our morals and our genuine appreciation of their art, or at least their famous-ness. Since most of these abusive celebs continue to have successful careers, it would seem that we choose the art. Does it mean that we forgive them for their mistakes? Maybe yes, maybe no. But we definitely continue to support them, maybe even unwittingly rewarding them because of their infamy. These stars have really crossed the line, but they seem to be at least on their way to absolution, if not already there…
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