12 Famous Celebrities Whose Fanbase Diminished Due to Choices in Their Personal Life

Written By CJ Ervin

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If your favorite celebrity did something terrible, would you continue to support them? One person asked a popular online forum, “What celebrity, be it a musician, actor, athlete, etc. did you stop liking or supporting because of their personal life choices?” Ask, and you shall receive! Here is the internet’s response.

12 Famous Celebrities Whose Fanbase Diminished Due to Choices in Their Personal Life

1. Bill Cosby

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Not too long ago, Bill Cosby was convicted of some hellacious, unspeakable crimes, and I’m sure we don’t need to hash that out. But I can definitively say his actions lost him a huge portion, if not all, of his fanbase.

2. R. Kelly

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Again, another icon in their respective fields who has done some deplorable things, I mean horrid. For many years, there were whispers in the community about R. Kelly and his terrible life choices outside of his musical career, but ever since they have been brought to light, the number of fans cheering him on has diminished in a big way.

3. Chris Brown

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When you are young, you are expected to do stupid things, but you are also expected to stand up to the consequences. In the case of platinum artist Chris Brown, he essentially received a slap on the wrist only for his actions to continue to remain the same. I believe this is where the majority of his fanbase fell by the wayside.

4. Nicki Minaj

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A lot of Nicki Minaj’s self-proclaimed “Barbies” admitted to stepping away from her persona when they heard about her treatment of a witness, the now adult stepdaughter of her husband, in her husband’s sexual assault case. Allegedly Nicki and her husband harassed the victim and other witnesses and threatened them to get them to change their stories.

5. Brett Favre

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By now, everyone has caught wind of the largest case of welfare fraud in the state of Mississippi. It’s also safe to assume that everyone has heard of Hall of Fame quarterback Bret Favre’s involvement in all of this. All in all, as a result of his request for a new volleyball facility at his alma mater, there was a misappropriation of over $77 million.

6. Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying

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Several agreed that they were huge fans of the band As I Lay Dying. That was until they heard the news of Tim Lambesis and his wretched actions. This model citizen attempted to hire a hitman to kill his wife but instead ended up conspiring with an undercover police officer.

7. Danny Masterson

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Masterson has managed to ruin multiple series in one fell swoop. In the wake of his unthinkable actions, both That 70s Show and The Ranch have taken a hit they could almost never rebound from.

8. Jared Leto

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Another fan points out how terribly Leto treated his mother on live TV during an award acceptance speech, “He got on that stage and set out to utterly humiliate his mother, but he presented it as if he was giving a sweet tribute. It was very strategic. He started off by telling the story of her being a single mother.” And the speech gets worse from there.

9. Lea Michelle

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Many commenters likened her to the character she portrayed on the musical TV series Glee, Rachel Berry. Rachel’s character was described as toxic and reprehensible, having engaged in some questionable acts and made many mistakes that would not fly in today’s cultural climate.

10. Dr. Dre

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Sadly, a bunch of individuals who identify as millennials stated that they could no longer support the rap mogul once they learned of his habit of serially abusing women. Somebody quipped, “Beats By Dre has a whole new meaning now.”

11. Travis Scott

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On November 5, 2021, Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival was the scene of a mass casualty event. In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy, Scott’s fans had no hesitation in exiting stage left.

12. Kevin Spacey

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This final contributor recalls, “[Kevin Spacey] came into the bar where I worked as a bouncer. One of the members of his party came out to smoke and told me about how abusive he is. This was back in 2007ish, and it made an impact on me. Later I’d watch Horrible Bosses and realized he’s not reaching far to play an abusive psychopath.”

This thread inspired this post.

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