Some of the best examples are Michael Jackson and Johnny Depp, who were beloved for music and acting respectively. However, questions arose about possible abuse to others from both--does this affect your perspective of them?
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I'm with you, at least to an extent. I largely don't keep up with celebrities, as I'm not terribly interested, but if one commits a terrible act, it does make me less likely to enjoy their content.
Agreed, and you mentioned several celebs I used in a Hub that explored this topic, like Jackson and Cosby, so I applaud your memory of such matters. The claims against Jackson were very serious, but we never discovered if they were true or not.
Thanks for your insight, Tim. I was gradually warming up to Depp, but then the drama with potential abuse of his partner came up. Now, seems like most fans don't quite know where to stand, as they're unsure whether they're rooting for a jerk or not.
Agreed, America is prone to hero worship. Millions of people worshiped Justin Bieber, and a fair many remain even after his selfish attitudes arose. It's wise to remind ourselves that we really don't know celebrities and who they are or aren't.