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People Admit What Celebrities They Felt Bad for Who Got Cancelled

Famous people are getting cancelled left and right these days, huh?

Actors, musicians, politicians, no one is safe.

And I’m sure that you know that a ton of them did really horrible things and they deserved to be called out for them.

But did some of them just get caught up in all the “cancel” hoopla?

AskReddit users talked about what cancelled celebrities they actually feel bad for.

1. That’s too bad.

“Brendan Fraser got blacklisted after being molested by a higher up in the movie industry. His wife divorced him, taking his money too.

After all the joy that man has brought us, he got the short sh*t covered side of the stick.”

2. I’m glad he’s back!

“Paul Reubens aka PeeWee Herman.

He had a reputation of being kind of a stuck up asshole when the PeeWee character shot to fame, but not really any better or worse than other famous folks. He got “cancelled” because he was arrested for public indecency.

He was caught masturbating in an adult theater. Aside from the undercover cop who caught him, he was alone, and it was a normal adult p*rnography film. But the industry and media acted like he’d been caught with child p*rn or had r*ped someone.

He’s made a bit of a comeback recently though. I think people finally realized that in the grand scheme of “s*x crimes”, jerking it by yourself in a p*rn theater is nothing at all.

I saw his PeeWee revival on Broadway several years ago and enjoyed it, and I’ve seen him on a lot of the celebrity game shows on TV recently.”

3. Too much pressure.

“Britney Spears when she shaved her head and all that.

I’m no fan of hers but she just seemed like someone who cracked under all the pressure and lost her sh*t. Craig Ferguson did an absolutely amazing job talking about that and relating it to his own life.

Major respect to him for that.”

4. Backlash.

“The Dixie Chicks got their career ended and death threats for saying they didn’t support the war in Iraq.”

5. The Hollywood power machine.

“Megan Fox.

She called out Michael Bay on his s*xist sh*t that’s clear in all his movies but what really got her “cancelled” was that she called him a Nazi.”

6. No big deal.

“Janet Jackson after “Nipplegate.”

I was a kid when it happened so I had no awareness of it but I don’t get how everyone blamed her.

Is there any reason she was at fault instead of Justin Timberlake other than s*xism?”

7. Taking on the Church.

“I’d have to say Sinead O’Connor.

She was absolutely trashed by the media. Written off as a complete nutcase and ruthlessly mocked. All because a bunch of pearl-clutching fools refused to believe the increasingly obvious realities of the Church and decided that the Pope was above criticism.

She was entirely vindicated in the subsequent years (actually, the truth was far worse than even the Church’s worst critics could have imagined), but the legacy of that witch-hunt lives on.

Did SNL, Frank Sinatra, or any of the other f*ckers who were involved ever apologize to her?”

8. A dumb decision.

“I was pretty upset for James Gunn when he got fired from Marvel for things he had said over 10 years ago

But obviously fan outrage over that managed to make Disney realize how stupid their decision was.”

9. Isn’t that ironic?

“Lisa Bonet.

Bill Cosby put a scarlet letter on her after the movie Angel Heart. The convicted rapist thought she “sullied” the image of “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” and this affected her career going forward.

Not saying she was an Oscar contender, but I remember being upset about how mysogynistic the whole thing was”

10. Don’t hear much from him anymore.

“Al Franken.

He was both my Senator and my favorite politician.

He would have made a great president.”

11. People got offended.

“Liam Neeson.

He was having a frank and honest conversation about his past feelings and emotions around a sensitive topic from his past.

In the interview he is clear that he knows what he said and felt is wrong yet what’s the point in trying to justify it when the sound bite has already been provided.”

12. That was a weird one.

“Michael Richards.

I don’t feel bad he got cancelled. I just felt bad when he tried to apologise on Letterman and the audience was laughing and thinking it was a joke just because it was “Kramer”.

Seinfeld was a good friend and he told the audience this wasn’t a laughing matter.”

13. Thoughts on this one?

“Aziz Ansari definitely didn’t deserve the public shaming he received for what amounted to an awkward, bad date.”

How about you?

Do you think there are some celebrities who got unfairly cancelled?

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