Sometimes people do some stupid stuff. Scratch that. At some point, everyone is going to do some stupid stuff. There are celebrities who have messed up time and time again, or messed up on such a scale it’s shocking that they’re still welcomed into the world of big budget entertainment. There are those individuals we will likely never want to forgive — Kanye West — but there are others who screwed up royally, sought forgiveness, and made the world of entertainment a better place, because they were forgiven.
7. Mike Tyson
Iron Mike Tyson. What would the world of entertainment be without the former boxing great? It would be lacking some serious spice— some serious flavor. Or to say it like Mike: “Thome therious flava…” For those who only know Mike Tyson as the crazy dude with a face tattoo from The Hangover, it’s necessary to know more. Mike was once upon a time convicted of rape, and imprisoned, then forgiven and welcomed back into the boxing community. Soon thereafter, he entered the ring with Evander Holyfield, and during a tie-up, he bit off a piece of Evander’s ear. As time has passed, it has offered us a fascinating glimpse into the life and legacy of Mike Tyson. Being raised as he was, it was a miracle he lived to be a teenager. There’s no denying his heart of gold, and because of it, he’s enjoyed a whole-lotta forgiveness.Photo by REX