Being rich and famous is something many people desire. Especially those involved in the entertainment industry. Nevertheless money and fame doesn’t automatically make you the most moral person or even a positive role model. It’s true that millions of people around the world seem to love and adore their favorite celebrities even to the point of justifying their actions. But some of these actions are so outrageous that it makes you wonder how a sane person can execute them. Furthermore, you would think that celebrities, personalities who are admired by such a huge mass of people, would at least try to be role models and elevate our faith in humanity. Sadly, this isn’t the case. Quite the opposite, celebrities have been part of some of the most atrocious offences against anything that seems moral and right. It’s pretty sad. From Hulk Hogan, a wrestling icon revered by many only to reveal his racist inclinations; to what used to be a sweet beautiful Miley Cyrus, these are 25 Famous People Who Have Shattered Our Faith In Humanity.
Maybe this says more about us than it does about them. After all, they are humans too. Broken, imperfect, and trying to figure life out just like all of us.
Michael Richards won several Emmys for portraying Kramer on Seinfeld. During a stand-up performance on November 17, 2006, Richards was filmed screaming the n-word and lynching references at a group of hecklers. He later apologized during an interview on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Jim Bakker was a famous minister with the Assemblies of God and a televangelist on The PLT Club. However, Bakker was discovered conning his parishioners out of millions by selling “lifetime memberships” that included access to a luxury hotel he was building. Although thousands of memberships were sold, only one five hundred-room hotel was ever built. Additionally, Bakker paid $279,000 in hush money to a female employee after she accused him and another minister of rape.
The decorated actress received a fat paycheck for honoring with her presence the birthday party of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been accused of political violence and violating human rights. Swank apologized by pleading ignorance about his reputation, even though a human rights group stated that they had warned her team about him weeks before her visit.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, one of the most powerful men in relation to the global economy, and father of four daughters, was arrested in New York for sexual assault and attempted rape of a hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, at the Sofitel New York Hotel on May 14, 2011. The charges were dismissed at the request of the prosecution, which pointed to serious flaws in Diallo’s credibility and inconclusive physical evidence, but Strauss-Kahn’s credibility and career were damaged for good.
Once one of the highest-earning and most prolific actors of the last thirty years, Mel Gibson hit rock bottom in both his professional career and personal life awhile back. After making reprehensible racist comments about blacks, Jews, and gays, he took it a step further by abusing his then girlfriend and mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva.