20 Celebrities Who Were Big and Have Fallen: Then vs. Now

20 Celebrities Who Were Big and Have Fallen: Then vs. Now

As we learned from the cinematic masterpiece that was Eternals, if you fly too close to the sun you’re gonna be burned, and, erm, something something fallen celebrities – crap, okay, this metaphor did not work like we thought it would. Whatever, nevermind, new opening: stardom is tricky. You see, celebrities are just like us, except they’re not. They’re exposed to millions of people projecting their own needs and desires for perfection onto them, and sadly those compounded needs and desires will inevitably be disappointed the moment that celebrities' needs and desires come out (not to mention as time passes and the shine of stardom becomes just struggling to get by).

Because, yeah, celebrities are like normal people. And just like it happens with normal people, there are weirdos, harassers, and just highly imperfect (and even criminal) people amongst them. And therefore, when the truth comes out (even predictably), celebrities become icky, if not felons, and they fall into disgrace. Today’s Pictofact focuses on such cases. And in fact, most of the following people had it coming, although there are also cases of untreated mental suffering and/or trauma just acting up. This makes some downfalls more like cautionary tales of the fact that sometimes celebrities get really close to true greatness – but then their sins come out, their success collapses, and they’re left there like, like…. like giant former deities petrified in the middle of the ocean as in Eternals YEAH BABY, OF COURSE WE’D RETURN TO IT, THAT IS CALLED WRITING. Alright, it’s Pictofact time!

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now WOODY ALLEN's list of classics is insane. BUT PUBLIC OPINION HAS STRONGLY VEERED AGAINST HIM IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, given allegations of abuse dating from the early '90s. His last two movies were mostly ignored, many performers regret working with him, and he has lost passion for moviemaking. CRACKED.COM

Harvey Weinstein

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now For almost two decades, HARVEY WEINSTEIN was a respected figure in the indie movie industry. НЕ WAS ALSO ABUSING ACTRESSES. He'd harass them and threaten them with career death-and he indeed boycotted the careers of amazing actresses such as Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd. He's currently serving a 23- year sentence for sexual assault and rape. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Kevin Spacey

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now KEVIN SPACEY was a respected character lactor for over two decades. SINCE 2017, HOWEVER, HIS CAREER HAS PRETTY MUCH DIED after a bunch of abuse and harassment allegations came out- including four charges of sexual assault in the UK just in May 2022. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

R. Kelly

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now R. KELLY was an R&B superstar with a string of worldwide hits. ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM, THOUGH, GO BACK TO THE '90s. In 2022 he was sentenced to 30 years in jail for running a literal sex ring -which means crimes we won't even mention. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Lance Armstrong

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now DIRO GIRO ESTRONG.ORG LANCE ARMSTRONG won the Tour de France seven friggin' times, which is amazing. LIVESTRONG EXCEPT WHEN YOU FACTOR IN THAT НЕ RAN A HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED DOPING RING, and took performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career. Не was stripped of his wins and banned from the sport, but hey, what would Dodgeball trivia be without him? CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Felicity Huffman

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now FELICITY HUFFMAN can boast an Emmy and a Golden Globe. SHE CAN ALSO BOAST 14 DAYS IN PRISON for a college admission bribery scandal. Lori Loughlin was also involved, but Huffman is, you know, a much better actress- so her downfall actually darkens the movie industry, and not just Full House reboots. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

Chris Brown

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now R CHRIS BROWN had a very successful R&B career. HE'S ALSO A NOTORIOUS COLLECTOR OF ABUSE ALLEGATIONS. In the years after the Rihanna fiasco, accusations of violence just keep popping up. CRACKED.COM

Source: NBC News

Charlie Rose

Fallen Celebrities Then vs. Now CHARLIE ROSE hosted his eponymous talk show from 1991 to 2017. НЕ WAS FIRED FROM PBS AND CBS due to allegations of sexual harassment dating from 1991 to 2011. Не tried a comeback in 2022 by interviewing a billionaire. Sheesh, holding water to climate-collapsing obscene wealth sure is a great look, Charlie. CRACKED.COM

Source: Wikipedia

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