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June 27, 2012

Misguided Fans

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I ask this question myself so many times.

We laud those celebrities who are rich and famous no matter what they've done. Look at R. Kelly: didn't he pee on underage prostitutes? Didn't he make Aaliyah, who was still underage, pregnant, and marry her to cover up the scandal? What about Chris Brown, who beat Rihanna to a near-pulp, but is still respected as a musician and even fawned over by young women the world over? The King of Pop was rumoured to have been a paedophile. What about Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and countless other Hollywood socialites who care not what they're caught doing?

These people should be shunned for their crimes, not held up on pedestals of adoration. What do you think?

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