Celebrities can earn or lose their status based on their performance and behavior. However, there are exceptions where those who engaged in toxic acts weren’t held accountable. Here are twelve celebrities an online community believes weren’t canceled despite their apparent errors.
1. Elvis Presley
This American icon bore no significant consequences for his questionable behavior during his life. Despite his numerous hits, many users remind us that his predatory behavior towards young girls should not be excused. He has called them “rosebuds,” among other creepy labels on his show, not once shying away from his vile tendencies.
2. Paul Walker
The deceased Fast and Furious actor may have made a name in acting, but that doesn’t excuse his actions. A user can’t wrap their head around the fact that he was in his mid-thirties when dating a sixteen-year-old.
3. Ellen DeGeneres
The famous show host got away with bullying for a long time. However, many think she has always had a nasty streak, “all the way back to her Carson appearance.” Much of her humor was based on pain, but she crossed the line when she shifted from exploring it to inflicting it on others.
Though a user thinks she had incredible insight into modern culture, losing her sitcom may have broken something in her.
4. Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson has misused his power beyond redemption. In 2000, he harmed a woman so horribly that she sustained permanent damage to various brain regions. Many are expecting more dirt to come out after Nicholson’s demise.
5. Meryl Streep
Besides Oprah, Meryl Streep has supported Harvey Weinstein for decades, despite evidence of his crimes. “Somehow, they haven’t had a word said against them for their behavior and are treated as modern-day saints,” remarks one member. It’s incredibly unsettling, considering the girl power anthem both celebrities tend to sing.
6. Kirk Douglas
It is upsetting for many users that the American actor, Kirk Douglas, is still regarded as a legend despite his apparent crimes. He is guilty of assaulting Natalie Wood, and users suspect more victims than those reported.
7. Antony Starr
This star has harassed women on several occasions while also engaging in violence. He smashed a bottle against a twenty-one-year-old chef’s face while spewing threats. A user thinks it is no coincidence that his co-stars say he’s like the characters he portrays. He is an example of someone with wealth and status used to getting away with harming others.
8. Snoop Dog
It’s unbelievable to one member how no one cares about Snoop Dog’s utterly disgusting past. He was involved in human trafficking and exploiting vulnerable women. He has never expressed remorse or asked for forgiveness.” Last time I brought him up, I was told I don’t understand; that’s just the way of life from where he’s from,” says a user.
9. Victor Salva
The director of the Jeepers Creepers films is convicted of abusing minors, but nobody bats an eye. Users are enraged that his movies are getting recognition despite being a means of “living out his fantasies of tormenting young boys.”
10. Roman Polanski
Polanski has abused and harassed an unconscious minor which is beyond excusable. Yet, Whoopi Goldberg on The View defended him, and actors still work with him, as one member highlights. Some celebrities only slightly acknowledge his toxic and criminal behavior.
11. Phil Spector
Spector was never shy to display his violent tendencies. A member says he used to point guns at everyone in the studio and threaten people daily. He even had a gold coffin made for his wife in case “she would ever leave him”; yet, people were surprised when he murdered someone.
12. Kobe Bryant
The late NBA player got away with assault despite being unable to prove consent in court. According to a commenter, he got away with it because the NBA couldn’t dare to take the risk of banning him from the league.
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