Many of us put celebrities on pedestals. We assume that just because they are these big stars that they must be superior to us in any and all ways. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Celebrities are prone to error, just like the rest of us. The only real difference we have found is that, when they mess up, it is all over the news. Some celebrities have screwed up in pretty epic ways. As a result, some of their careers have been halted and we want to know if you think this is fair. When celebrities do bad things, should they be punished?
7. Roman Polanski
Back in the ‘70s, Roman Polanski had a reputation for liking young girls. In 1977, he was charged with unlawful sex with a minor after he reportedly raped a 13-year-old girl, Samantha Geimer. He had managed to get her parent’s approval to take her out by telling them that he was going to be taking her picture for French Vogue, which was a bold-faced lie. He spent the evening feeding her liquor and Quaaludes and then raped her.
Polanski pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with a minor; however, to avoid any jail time, he fled the country before sentencing. He has been in France ever since because they protect their citizens against extradition. In spite of everything, Polanski has continued to have a really successful career as a director. Does it really matter that he raped a minor or does something like this have nothing to do with his career?Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com