John Phillips does it for me.
People whose work you can no longer appreciate, knowing what jerks they are/were
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Morgan Freeman. Fucking a daughter of one of his ex-wives. Gross.
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Michael Jackson, Mel Gibson, and of course, O J Simpson.
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Woody Allen owns this thread.
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Roman Polanski. Whenever he comes out with a new film my reaction is "Yecch."
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Morgan Freeman is actually with the GRANDdaughter of an ex-wife and he helped raise her.
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Kirk Douglas%0D %0D Russell Crowe
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Polanksi and the guy who raped Natalie Wood.
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James Franco owns this thread for the past year.
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I haven't liked U2 since their second album, but there was one song, "One" that I did enjoy. Now I find Bono so repulsive I can't bear to see or hear him at all. Unctuous tit.
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Also that guy from Third Rock, allegedly. And that guy from Everybody Loves Raymond... Patricia nobody. Also the voice of Bart, Sientologist Nancy Cartwright... fucking nancies
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Barbara Walters. After her disrepectful behavior toward Rosie I can longer stand her. Within a month after Rosie left The View Barbara went on Ryan Seacrest's radio show and said Rosie was always talking about lesbian sex on the show which was an outright lie.%0D %0D Ann Curry. She and the Today Show crew laughed hysterically when they reported Tim Hardaway's comments that he hated gay people and wanted us all dead.%0D %0D Jeff Lewis from Flipping Out. I stopped watching his show after he hired a heterosexual male as his clean up person. Jeff is your typical gay male who worships heterosexual males. Gay people will never be good enough in his eyes, he's treated every gay person around him horribly and cast them aside.
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Any right wing Hollywood stars.
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R28 -- I don't get the Jeff Lewis hate. (I mean, yes, he can be a total ass, but not re: what you say I don't think as, if you would have continued watching the show, Jeff hired an openly gay intern/assistant -- Trace, who he later promoted. Plus Ryan was on the show a lot -- even with Ryan's new partner and their daughter -- until he and Lewis had a falling out.
Jeff treats EVERYONE horribly!
Mel Gibson -- I can never again watch any of his movies or anything.
As for Morgan Freeman -- ew! but I am watching him in something now and didn't know about this granddaughter thing -- Lucky Number Slevin -- but I'm watching it cuz of the others in it -- Bruce Willis for one and not really for Freeman.
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Ronald Reagan, not that I ever appreciated him as anything.%0D %0D Lady Gaga%0D %0D
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Norman Rockwell. I know a family member. He was pervy.
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R33, whoa....how so?
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R33, you want to talk about pervy? Chris Meloni is the KING of pervs everywhere.
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Actually, I can separate the appreciation I have for someone's work from any personal animus I might have toward them based on their behavior.
It's called intelligence.
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Nah, the true extent of intelligence is critical thinking. So if I reflect on someone's behavior and analyze whether or not it makes sense to then not appreciate their work and I can support my decision with intelligent arguments, well *that's* intelligence! Mel Gibson made bigoted remarks against Jews, gays and women, ranted and raved and never appeared sincerely sorry. He also chose to include made up, inaccurate scenes in Passion of the Christ to carry on the myth that the Jews killed Jesus rather than the fact that it was the Romans. So, I don't have to appreciate Mel Gibson's work, knowing this new information that I now know. I can say I think he's good looking and an excellent actor, but after reflecting on everything he's done, I don't care to see any more of his work, so I can no longer appreciate it when I'm no longer going to see it!
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Ginger Rogers? What did she do?
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Kirstie Alley - what an annoying bitch! Whether it's on Twitter or in interviews, this woman is always acting like a childish asshole.
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WOODY ALLEN. Though his movies always sucked anyway--I had an invitation to see his last film from a friend last weekend, and I had to hold my tongue and graciously decline.
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I don't reject an artist reflexively because they're not nice people, but there are certain people like Smell Gibson that I never liked in the first place and now that I know they're jerks just feel like avoiding altogether. With Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, I'm just tired of them. I didn't stop seeing their films after their assholery was revealed to the world, either, but at a certain point--with Allen it was "Deconstructing Harry," and with Polanski it was "Bitter Moon"--I said to myself, "You know what, I just don't feel like another journey into the diseased mind of this sick fuck."
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The Scientologist stars -- Travolta, Cruise, Kirstie Alley and so on. Does anyone take them seriously? I won't watch their movies and/or TV shows.
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R31 = Nietzsche
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Hello? Dionne Warwick.
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Mel Gibson. Damn, he was beautiful in his youth. And The Year of Living Dangerously is one of my favorite films.
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The late May Sarton, poet/writer, crazy uber bitch lesbian.
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Any famous person involved in Scientology, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, and Kelsey Grammer.
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To R43, Ginger was a very right-wing, red-baiting bigot who was a card-carrying member of the DAR.
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R49 Didn't Jeffrey Jones get caught with child porn, or something equally awful? I'm surprised it didn't seem to really wreck his career as a character actor. It seemed to be forgotten. Strange?
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R53 I know what you mean (RE: Mel Gibson.) "The Year of Living Dangerously" was one of my favorite movies, too.
I know it's considered cheesy, but that final scene where he's reunited with Michelle Pheiffer in "Tequila Sunrise" while "Surrender To Me" plays is, I believe one of the most beautiful cinematic moments ever. But, I could never look at it the same.
When all his bigotry came to light, I remember Barbara Walters (on "The View") simply stating something to the effect of "I don't plan to see Mel Gibson movies anymore." That is exactly my position, as well.
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Generally, rapists and people who beat women. It's just SO uncool.
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I'm a huge geek who used to love Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novels. After learning of his negative views of gays and gay marriage, I'm not such a big fan. I was surprised, too -- Ender's Game is kind of homoerotic.
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Growing up, I was such a huge fan of the rock band The Who. Because of Pete Townshend's arrest a few years back (for kiddy-porn) I can't listen to them or anything he recorded solo. He turns my stomach. I know his defense was that he had all those photos for "research", but c'mon! Sick.
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His Holiness Pope Francis
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R33, come back! I wanna know the deal with Norman Rockwell!
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R40's reply is disingenuous.
If you can separate the emotion from the subject, then good for you.
If you can't, then good for you too - it's called subtext, and without it, most works of art become flat and boring.
Nothing to do with "intelligence"
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John Voight. I always thought he was a wonderful character actor and then he started his racist, conservative rants and now I hate him.
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R70 - I used to think that Voight was a classic example of early-onset Alzheimers.
Then I discovered "Wernicke's encephalopathy" and "Korsakoff's syndrome"...
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Cat Stevens - the Salman Rushdie thing still ruins my enjoyment of Cat Stevens, music.
Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever, and everything thereafter, was an abomination, but his 1st album really rocked. Now with his far right wing-nut racist bullshit, even that one is hard to listen to.
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The black guy from Django
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Elizabeth Moss (Scientology got her)
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R37 Spill, re: Meloni.
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J.D. Salinger. His Perfect Day for Banana Fish verged on kiddie porn.
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Jesus of Nazareth.
SO over Him!!!
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Another vote for:
Woody Allen Chris Brown Mel Gibson
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Sorry that a lot of you are missing out on things you might actually enjoy, but horrible people can make great art too.
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I currently own this thread!
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Will Smith and wife
And more I can't think of right now.
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I really don't like Polanski but Rosemary's Baby is a masterpiece.
I could never get into Chinatown, though a lot of people also think that one is a masterpiece. I don't like Jack Nicholson.
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I used to love the TV show Happy Endings until I read an article that said the cast is really clique-y, nasty, and hostile to guest stars on set. I think what separated it from other stuff I've read about celebrities is that I could see how it might be true.
Now I have trouble watching the show without thinking about it.
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Most of the listings seem to be based on sex you disapprove of. How ridiculous.
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Woody Allen (and in the 80's I worshiped him)
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[quote]I could never get into Chinatown, though a lot of people also think that one is a masterpiece.
Me either, so disappointing. Conversely, I loved Repulsion which a lot seem to hate. That's kind of a Rosemary precursor, but an acquired taste slow burn one.
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David Borreanez (sp?)
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I had this problem with Luciano Pavarotti. Once I found out with a crazy and obnoxious egomaniac he was in interviews, I couldn't see him perform without thinking about what an asshole he was.
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Only if anyone had listened to you before, R81.
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Not that I was ever all that big a fan but I don't like it when Ryan O'Neil pops up on Bones. I find it hard to watch him after finding out what a truly horrible and abusive father he was.
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Bill Murray. Asshole.
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Huh? He was renowned as one of the most generous, easy-going people around. His worst trait was his love of drinking though he was never an angry drunk.
What's your beef with The Great One, R15?
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I think the classic example of this, and the one not yet mentioned, is Ike Turner. He recorded the very first rock & roll record ever and was there for the whole scene, but is now only remembered as a wife beater. In fairness, although Tina was petite at 5 feet 4 inches, Ike was not much taller and weighed just 120 pounds while they were together. Casting big hulking Lawrence Fishburne as Ike in that movie about them was the nail in his coffin. It was like watching a Doberman going after a poodle. In reality it was more like a Jack Russell Terrier going after a Poodle.
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Another one for Smell Gibson
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Woody Allan, Ben Affleck, Ryan Gosling
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I get a lot of shit for never having seen Forrest Gump but all my friends know that I won't watch anything Tom Hanks is in. I think he is a smarmy asshole who thinks he's way more important than he actually is. Many years ago when Vlade Divac played for the Lakers and the Arsenio Hall show was still on, Vlade and Tom were Arsenio's guests and I watched because I loved Vlade. Tom was a total condescending prick to him and made fun of his name and his weak English. It really pissed me off and I still dislike Hanks. I did see Philadelphia but no other Hanks flicks after 1991. And don't even get me started on his "rapper" son Chet Haze.
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Oh and racist and shitty movie maker Spike Lee. I knew he was a racist tool and never saw his movies so it didn't change my appreciation but rather nipped it in the bud.
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It seems like celebs who are good people are the exception rather than the rule, lol!
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Another vote for Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise. I can't watch any of their movies anymore.
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Bill Cosby Jay Leno Mel Gibson
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Conversely, though, I will watch a show or movie that I may otherwise have no interest in if I hear one of the stars is a nice guy/gal. It does work both ways and it would be cool if everyone were nice anyhow but would actually pay for some Hollywood people to be.
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Tom Cruise was always an idiot and also a very bad actor. Gibson at least had acting talent.
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R103 - true.
Anything with John Lithgow, Rue McClanahan, JGL and Ian Charleson (yes, I know two of them are dead)
I also tend to like anything with Jeffrey Jones.
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Klaus Kinski was always known as seriously insane, but now that I know he raped and abused his children, I'm just too creeped out, I don't think I want to watch him ever again.
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I was never much of a John Phillips fan anyway, but I'd say him. Jesus, he was seriously disturbed.
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Anyone that is involved with PETA is nobody that I want to watch or support. I am an animal lover from way back and have worked for a few rescues but PETA is a fucking terrorist organization and I'm tired of idiots jumping on their bandwagon to show how hip they are. It has the opposite effect and makes me dislike them and question their intelligence.
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Woody is the first that comes to mind. Also Bing Crosby. I can't watch any of those silly old movies without thinking of what a total bastard he was to his children. Sociopath.
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Why is Elizabeth Edwards a jerk, R1? I don't know much about her or her ex-husband except that he's a cheating idiot who fathered a child with someone else while they were married.
Unless, of course, I'm being dense and R1 is just being a typical R1.
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I will never understand the huge amount of hatred directed towards Anne Hathaway on this site. Yes, she comes across as insufferably pretentious and not anyone I'd want to be friends with, but I don't think she's ever said or done anything that's even interesting enough to merit the level of hatred. She's boring.
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My mother would not listen to Shirley Bassey after her neglected daughter committed suicide.
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I agree r112. I really don't care enough about Anne to hate her. I saw "The Devil Wears Prada" because I read the book and I like Meryl. I won't see Les Mis because I am not interested in it at all. She doesn't actively offend or not offend me. She's just an actress.
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I was also really disappointed when I found out Adam Baldwin was a rightwing nut job too R114, I really liked him on Firefly. I knew he was a conservative when he started on Chuck but then he got into that fight on Twitter with that female comedian for supporting gay rights and after that I was Done!
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[quote]Klaus Kinski was always known as seriously insane, but now that I know he raped and abused his children, I'm just too creeped out, I don't think I want to watch him ever again.
Good one. I forgot about that creep.
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"Bing Crosby. I can't watch any of those silly old movies without thinking of what a total bastard he was to his children."
Did you know that 50 year old Crosby married a 19 year old? Too ewwwwww for words.
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Mel Gibson - can't and won't watch him in anything
Jack (asshole, woman-using, hateful, maniacal dirtbag) Nicholson - but I'll still watch some of his movies
Roman Polanski - but I'll still watch his movies
Tom Cruise - can't watch him
Julia Roberts - can't watch her
Gwyneth Paltrow - can't watch her
Buddy Ebsen (hating on Nancy Kulp and speechifying against her viciously when she ran for Congress) - but I'll still watch "The Beverly Hillbillies"
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Pope Francis I
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