According to some celebrities, coming out can give you peace of mind and a sense of freedom; however, some also argue that it can potentially ruin your career! Hollywood hasn’t always been the most accepting of places and there is evidence that some celebrities came out, only to have their careers completely capsize. We’ve created a list of six celebrities who came out and had their careers suffer as a result of the admission!
6. Chely Wright
Country star Chely Wright revealed that going public with her sexual orientation harmed her career. Her album sales were reduced by half after she came out and she received death threats. “It didn’t help my career,” she told Auto Straddle. “If it appears from the outside that its helped my career, it could be because I haven’t talked about the negative. You won’t hear me b-tching and moaning on my Facebook about the hate mail I’ve gotten. My life has been threatened. I get nasty letters every day, ‘I’m through with you Chely Wright, you’re going to hell.’” Although coming out diminished her wage-earning ability, she says that she’s fine with that.