It is said that to err is human, but it appears that forgiveness comes a bit easier when it comes to celebrities. While social media has created a platform for everyone to have public shame for an action or something said, even the magnifying glass over those that are famous allows them more freedom to be forgiven, at least if it was for something that they said. A recent survey/review by Doghouse Diaries is showing that our society can be a harsh taskmaster when it comes to celebrity bad behavior.
It is said that to err is human, but it appears that forgiveness comes a bit easier when it comes to celebrities
Words Are Taken More Lightly
Words are powerful and once said, they are remembered. When the average individual loses control and either says (or types) something that is socially unacceptable and/or in anger, it appears that our fellow humans are not very forgiving. But when a popular figure says something in bad form, our society seems to have more empathy and the ability to offer a second chance.
Actions Do Speak Louder Than Words
As social beings, we continue to value actions as the main course for true feelings. In personal situations for the average individual, we have a propensity to more readily forgive those around us that have acted badly. Conversely, we carry a much harsher punishment for those that are famous that have had bad behavior.