14 Celebrities Who Get Away With Everything Because They’re Good Looking

 

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It’s a scientific fact that people who are easy on the eyes have easier life paths.  I know this to be true because an unlicensed therapist told me this once, so don’t try to dispute it. This statement can be especially true when it comes to attention-seeking, self-destructive, obnoxious celebrities!  People seem to forget that a famous person can be attractive and a total douche.  One doesn’t cancel out the other! (Yes, faithful members of Bieber Youth, I’m talking to you.)

Here is my list of celebrities we have an easy time forgiving–and an even easier time forgetting their dark deeds–because they happen to be conventionally attractive.  Sigh.

1. Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin attending the Oklahoma screening April 2014

He used to just be that handsome, funny guy who hosted SNL a lot and eloquently-but-hilariously tore down politicians and other celebrities we can’t stand.  Now he’s an aging, desperate-for-attention, self-awareness-lacking, hate speech-filled, Twitter-ranting, verbally and physically abusive guy who’s married to a “I didn’t even know who he was when I met him because what are celebrities and now I host a tabloid TV show and have tens of thousands of Twitter followers” wife, undoubtedly a perfect match.

2. Britney Spears

britney spears

Far be it from me to come down on someone for having a mental breakdown, which is exactly what happened to Britney back in 2007.  But this is someone who has demonstrated more than a few times she might not be showbiz material anymore (which would be completely fine if we all just accepted it and let her be).  Quit trying to make Britney happen, everyone.  She’s probably not going to happen.

3. Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe Man Of Steele European Premiere June 12 2013 London England UK

What’s a few phones thrown at photographers when you’re a ruggedly handsome Australian?  Abuse, schmabuse.  His temper is almost as terrifying as his singing voice in Les Mis.

4. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian DASH Miami Opening March 4 2014

She demands attention and we keep giving it to her, so who knows where the fault realy lies.  But you can bet your bottom dollar that we’d be a little less forgiving of her stupidity, porn star status, and cultural appropriation parties if she wasn’t incredibly good looking.

5. Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annual Luncheon August 13 2013 Los Angeles California

Guys like this are always dubbed things like “Hollywood bad boys” as though they’re characters in a Jackie Collins novel and we’re all just drooling over their law-breaking antics.  Riddle me this – would we be so quick to get over his probable alcoholism and subsequent run-ins with the law if he looked like Steve Buscemi?  Probs not.

6. Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl ASPCA event May 2014

Rumored to be a notorious, insufferable bitch on set and off, Katherine Heigl will probably never be fully removed from Hollywood and the rom-coms she detests so much because she’s insanely beautiful.  Not. Fair.

7. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber yacht 2014

While this particular little asshole does nothing for me or my ladyparts, he apparently revs a lot of teenage girls’ budding hormone-fueled engines.  I will admit he has a particularly pretty face, so there’s that.  All I can say is I hope if I ever have a daughter some day, I raise her to be smarter than to find guys like this “dreamy.”  Gag.

8. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan Liz & Dick Premiere Los Angeles California November 20 2012

Look, her heyday has come and gone.  Post Mean Girlsthough, Lindsay was a hot commodity for sexist men’s magazines and radio personalities to talk about.  She’s not unattractive now, per se, but she’s looking a little… weathered. That being said, if she didn’t show off well-lit selfies and a little sideboob now and then, we’d probably have written her off for good a loooonnng time ago.

9. Christian Bale

Christian Bale The Dark Knight Rises July 18 2012 Lodon England UK

Another verbal abuser who gets in physical altercations!  But he’s Batman and looks really good in a suit, so all is forgiven.  I’m just as guilty as anyone else with him, though, because regardless of his sketchy behavior the second I saw him posing for pics with those Aurora shooting victims I melted into a puddle of “awwww.”

10. Adam Levine

Adam Levine in Pasadena California January 2013

See? SEE? You can be conventionally attractive (not my particular cup of tea, but you know) AND a total douche bag!  He’s even admitted he’s a douche!  But ladies love this guy and seem to not be bothered by his irritating personality.

11. Rihanna

Rihanna CFDA Fashion Awards sheer dress showing nipples New York June 2014

I mean, come on.  If she looked like a total Monet (know your Clueless references, people) she wouldn’t have been able to pull of this look.  And we’d probably be wayyyy tired of her by now, what with being late for concerts and getting back together with Chris Brown.

12. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez Instagram Selfie 4-26-14

She can’t really sing that well, and her acting is… well, come on.  There’s no way she’d be anybody if she wasn’t so pretty.  Not to mention breaking up and reuniting with #7 on this list every other day.  I wouldn’t be surprised if she ended up having a Britney-ish meltdown before the end of the year.

13. Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

This woman has been the instigator of many a physical altercation, cat fight, and overall bitchery more times than I can count.  But she’s a super model, and super gorgeous, so who cares, right?

14. Paul Walker

Paul Walker attending the premiere of Fast Six May 2013

Oh Paul.  I’m not usually one to “speak ill of the dead”, but just because people die doesn’t mean they weren’t flawed human beings.  He was a beautiful, beautiful man and I loved his performance in Pleasantville (though not much else), but he also had a penchant for dating younger girls.  Like, really young.  Like teenagers.  More than once.  In no way is it ever acceptable for a man in his thirties to start a “relationship” with a girl who’s 16.  I don’t care what her parents thought about it, I don’t care what you think about it.  It. Is. Not. Okay.  But everyone rushed to his defense immediately, and I think it had a lot more to do with the fact that he was gorgeous and not because he was actually in the right.  /end rant.

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    • Napoleon

      No lies detected. However, I think the Britney Spears meltdown is going to be attributed to Miley Cyrus.

      • Elizabeth Aspen

        Nah. As much as I detest Miley, she comes off as being in total control of her career. I don’t think she has to answer to anyone and she’s well aware of how silly she is.

    • AnnH

      Most of these people are forgiven because they’re in power ; they have money, and people who work for them to keep making that money by all means necessary. The Paul Walker case is not an isolated incident. But when people in Hollywood are accused of dating underage boys or girls, they usually get away with it. Can’t exactly say Woody Allen gets away with it because he’s good-looking, but he has power.

    • fantasymother

      I’m still laughing over Bieber Youth. So damned perfect!

      Kudos to you. You nailed it.

      • Cassandra Hough

        I’m honored you feel that way! Was hoping someone picked up on that.

      • fantasymother

        Let’s hope he doesn’t have political aspirations. It’s scary how few picked up on that.

    • Jenny

      But but…none of these people, except Christian Bale are particularly good-looking…

    • JenH1986

      I really expected to see more meltdown comments on this.