Ain’t Misbehavin’. 2016-01-25

2.5MenCelebrities misbehaving. Justin Beiber, Chris Brown, Niki Manaj, Nick Carter, Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Michael Jackson, Lyndsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, Martin Lawrence, Randy Travis, Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey, Jr. Christian Slater, Sinead O’Connor, (fill in the celebrity blank). Just where does our appreciation for their craft and talent end, and our distaste for their personal behavior interfere with the product they produce? Do we leave our opinions to ourselves and continue to support their art, or do we turn our backs on their product regardless of the quality. Is it our business that they were in a bar fight? Short of horrific crimes like murder or rape should that be a determining factor on whether or not we enjoy their music or movies or whatever their medium? They have talent others of us do not posses or else we might be household names as well.

A scandal can ruin a persons whole career. Granted they can be their own worst enemies, but can’t we all? If any of us had any of these issues, we could still go to work and make a living unless we were incarcerated. I’m not sure if the paparazzi had been following us around we wouldn’t be in a world of hurt from our public image either. I’d like to believe most of us aren’t assaulting our girlfriends, drag racing down the street potentially endangering the public, falling down drunk and sleeping it off uninvited in a neighbor’s house, dropping into a liquor store completely naked, walking down the middle of the highway shouting unintelligibly, banging someone’s car with an umbrella after having shaved our head, insulted the Pope on national television, hollered at a behind-the-scenes movie assistant, spewed hatred and threats at our baby mamas. Any number of behavior violations. Please, can’t we all just get along and act like Taylor Swift? Outward personas like Taylor Swift are few and far between.

For those who have violated the public’s trust with questionable behavior, do we continue to pour our hard-earned resources into that person and their product? Pay to see their movies, watch their television shows, download their music, buy tickets to their concerts, don their fashions and perfume, center their painting above our couch, or whatever it may be they are making money for?  Where do we draw the line? I actually cannot tell where the line is because some people cross it and never return, others cross it, and are gleefully welcomed back into the fold. Yah, he nearly killed his girlfriend; but, hey, we love that song and his dance with the rope lights on his jacket was really cool. Sure he’s a terrible drug addict, but he says he’s been to rehab, and we love him so that’s great. They say he may have assaulted that woman, but he’s such a great athlete. I have my tickets to the next home game.

Just what is the determination of who has a pass and who doesn’t? They’re all people of complexity as are we; however, theirs is heightened by the art they provide. We love art, we love people with outstanding skill and talent. It doesn’t come along everyday. We are willing to look past their faux pas just for the privilege of enjoying that special something. A creative artist in many instances are extended second, third, forth, etc. chances to get it right. We’ve made very questionable characters into extremely wealthy people. If it was our neighbor, we’d try to avoid them at all costs. I don’t know what the line from which you can’t return is, but I do know that it’s a very short rope if you aren’t ‘special.’  Why is it okay for some, and not for others; and in the end is it really any of our business? As a society, is it ultimately okay to compartmentalize between their personal and professional lives? I don’t know.

I’m really torn on this issue. I’m going to mull that over some, but there’s a rerun of Two and a Half Men coming on right now that I think I’ll catch. Oh that Charlie, he’s such a nut… Sandy

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