Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist, was embarrassed by his masterworks War and Peace as well as Anna Karenina. "It is truly the most expensive prototype session in the world of music," Irish recording artist Bono said according to their 1997 album Pop.

Across every decade, each country, as well as every culture, performers have disrupted their work. Whether the underlying reason to destroy stems from artistic expression, a desire to erase prior work, emotional pain, or all the above mistakes, actors take ownership of their artwork besides creating it as well as destroying it. Learn as much about the performers who destroyed their work, like Michaelangelo to Georgia O'Keeffe, or why the highly contested street and ideological artist Banksy once said, "the urge to decimate is also an artistic urge."

It's difficult to imagine how someone can pour untold hours and unfathomable energy into something, release it to near-universal acclaim, and then despise it for the rest of their lives. That's exactly what these 14 people did:

Robert Reed, AKA Mike Brady, thought The Brady Bunch was a waste of his talents. He was a Shakespearean actor, and thought TV as such was beneath him, and sitcoms were beneath TV.

Source: ABC

Frank Sinatra hated My Way. He always thought that song was self-serving and self-indulgent, his daughter Tina said, adding that it stuck and he couldn't get it off his shoe. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Michelangelo wrote a poem about how much he hated painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The work was physically crushing, and he describes it in his 1509 poem with lines like My haunches are grinding into my guts, my poor ass strains to work as a counterweight, every gesture

Source: Slate

Eric Clapton can't stand his own singing voice. I hate my singing. I don't like the way I sing. It all sounds like I'm 16 years old from Surbiton. CRACKED.COM

Source: Gibson

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