a reply to: droid56
I think the charges against Cosby were pretty unfounded. Yes, the alleged victim was offered a settlement. That doesn't mean he was guilty, often
it's far cheaper for the accused to settle outside of court than pay lawyers for years. That's not just because I like Cosby, I would say the same
about any other celebrity even if I hated them. Would it surprise me if there was proof? Not really. Until there is I'm going to assume he's not
Most of the time in cases like this where a person takes a settlement it trips my BS alarm. Someone who actually suffered, has proof and whatnot is
going to go for the whole enchilada and want to be proven truthful.
I highly doubt Clinton was a violent sexual predator. Not a huge fan of the guy or his politics, but I highly doubt he went around violently sexing
people up. I think he was too smart for that.
I have no idea who your Canadian celebrity is. It happens though.
There are a TON of whackjobs out there that prey (or attempt to) on celebrities. Be it for attention, monetary gain or outright batcrap insanity.
You can choose to suspect everyone but I think that's a rather crappy way to go about it. Be cautious with people you don't know and listen to that
little voice in your head. I read a book that I rather liked. "The Gift of Fear". People usually know when someone or a situation is dangerous,
they're just a little too programmed to be polite. Unless you're friends with all of the seemingly good celebrities, don't sweat it. I like who I
like and don't automatically defend someone blindly because of it if they get charged or have allegations levied against them. People that seem nice
can be worse than expected, and people who seem awful can also surprise you.
I tend to be skeptical of people until I get to know them and they earn my trust. It doesn't make you weak or bad for seeing the good in people. It
becomes a weakness if when presented with facts of their misdeeds you blindly support them because they seem nice.
They are entertainers. Enjoy them. It doesn't reflect poorly on you for thinking a murderer or child molester was talented and then despising them
when that information comes to light. I still think Michael Jackson was an amazing performer and enjoy some of his songs. Also pretty sure the
allegations against him were true (and realize that sort of invalidates other things I've said).
Was this a particularly hard blow? I can't think of any celebrity that I like enough that I would feel affected with this news, but I get it if you
really liked the radio host.
Trust people who have earned it. A celebrity can't unless you're involved in their life.
I hope you have a wonderful night, Friday and weekend!