12 Celebrity Meltdowns We Will Never Forget
We all want to be rich and famous. The idea of being regarded and admired by everyone is a victory in itself. We all live in a society now on judging our own validation through what others say, so that does not come as a surprise in the view of anthropology.
Being exposed to the limelight early on has shown to have damaging effects, especially to child stars. It is probably difficult to live your life in front of the camera 24/7, in front of millions waiting for you to make the right (or wrong move). Fame and fortune may be good, but it can give one person the illusion that they are indestructible gods. Here are 12 of the biggest celebrity meltdowns we have experienced, where fame led to the celebrities’ own destruction.
From Disney Sweetheart to Jailbird
Lindsay Lohan was such a little sweetheart who grew up to be a rebellious jailbird. She is just another child star who lost her sanity to fame. She acted out, and has multiple records of DUI, rehab and prison time. Because of this, she lost several movie deal opportunities. Over the last five years she has spent most of her time behind bars, entangled with numerous legal problems.
The Amanda Show
Amanda was a sweet teenaged girl who had her own Nickelodeon show when she was 15. She was funny and perky with a good future ahead of her, but then she slipped to obscurity only to reappear in tabloids–for the wrong reasons.
She’s said a lot of strange things in Twitter, has been arrested a couple of times, and was then placed on psychiatric hold for setting fire to a home’s driveway in California.
Shia the Exhibitionist
The Transformers star has been doing a lot of crazy things lately. Public arrests, fights with his girlfriend, and finally his ‘motivational speech’, we are unsure on what Shia is trying to prove. Shia Labeouf, we love you, but please don’t do it.
It’s Britney, Bitch
Britney was the epitome of the 90’s pop music scene. Guys wanted her, girls wanted to be like her. She had the looks, the hair, the body and the voice. She was a complete package.
We are unsure what happened next, but Spears then got involved in a string of unsuccessful marriages, rehab and sex tape scandals. In 2007, she shaved her head. Talk about hero to zero in such a short span of time.
Kanye West says the darnedest things. From claiming to be the ‘greatest living rockstar’ to making that infamous award ceremony rant, we really wonder what is going on inside Kanye’s head.
Bale Went Nuts On Set
During the filming of the latest Terminator movie, a lot of witnesses saw Christian Bale flipping out on a crew member.
It’s so uncool to see Bale, one of the respected actors in Hollywood, go off like that. Bale has had recent legal troubles, which may have hot-wired his temper and blame others for his shortcomings.
Culkin’s Drug Use
Macaulay Culkin was the kid we grew up with. He was the star in the Home Alone series, and though he was a household name in the 90s, he mysteriously vanished in the limelight.
In 2004 he was arrested for drugs in Oklahoma. He is now a gaunt looking man, a far cry from the adorable boy in the movies.
Charlie Sheen’s Bi-Winning!
Charlie Sheen made Two and a Half Men. He made the show shine because of his raw talent. Many fans argue that the show wouldn’t have been such a success if it hadn’t been for Sheen.
And yet, Charlie Sheen completely shocked the world when he slammed his family and friends. His children were thrown out of his home and his wife was given a restraining disorder. Many experts speculate he is bipolar, but he denied and instead said he was ‘bi-winning’.
The Emancipation of Mimi
Mariah Carey is the ultimate pop diva. Her stunning beauty and angelic voice has made her a household name in her hay day.
In 2001, she started behaving oddly. On MTV’s TRL, she showed up wearing nothing but a shirt, which she ripped off in front of everyone. Soon after she was checked into a hospital for exhaustion.
More unfortunate news, there has been recent buzz on Mariah Carey’s voice. Her former golden voice seems to be broken and she sounds horrible live.
Don’t Mess With The Hoff
Another star with some alcohol problems is David Hasselhoff. In a video that came out, we see him eating a burger and then vomiting it all out, whilst his daughter begging him not to drink. It’s sad what the limelight can really do to you.
Mel Gibson’s Inappropriate Remarks
Mel Gibson is the man behind some of the greatest films: Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Mad Max; and yet he is now a broken man.
Mel has encountered a lot of alcohol and drug-fueled problems, accused of being racist and sexist in several of his outbursts. It’s sad to see Gibson become a faint shadow of himself.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Comeback
Fortunately, not all celebrity meltdowns end in tragedy. Some actors turn their whole life around and make an epic comeback, such as Robert Downey Jr.
In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine, heroin and a gun. Over the next couple years he was living his life in chaos. Just when we thought we lost another great actor, he made a complete turnaround as his role of Iron Man and has earned a place in the Hall of Fame Greatest Actors in this generation.