The "Failing Upward" Syndrome Is Finally Failing Downward

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For years, pop tarts and other messy celebrities would get bigger every time they screwed up in public.

Their travails with the law garnered them huge coverage and only seemed to increase their career visibility, a bizarre result of what we call "failing upward."

But finally that trend has been flushed down the toilet along with any chance at prestige or respectability for these self-defeating stars.

I'm aware that Chris Brown got his first number-one album after smashing a window, but he's the exception to every rule.

Otherwise, Mel Gibson's career has been raped by all the people he fears.

Charlie Sheen violently torpedoed his own employability thanks to a series of missteps that made him unfit for prime time.

Lindsay Lohan made one too many metaphorical cockies in public.

And Arnold seems to have sealed his fate as a future has-been, saying "Hasta la vista" to any potential prominence.

I'm quite certain that these people won't recapture their former grandeur, and that's because a price tag has finally been attached to celebrity screwing up, just like it is for us mere mortals.

Yay! Failing is a bad thing again!



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dsmith
dsmith

What Mel Gibson pointed out was that a large number of jews were influential in promoting the invasion of Iraq and are now using the same bogus WMD argument via their positions of influence to prode the US into bombing Iran.( This is why Sarah Palin was hand picked by the fervent zionist Bill Kristol. He knew if Palin was president getting her to bomb Iran would be as easy as convincing GWBUSH that invading Iraq would be a cakewalk.)  You don't have to be a historian to go back to the days before the invasion of Iraq to remember when Jewish jounrnalist, such as Richard Cohen, David Brooks, Krauthammer, Goldberg, Kristol, to name a few, and entire publications such as the NYTimes and the Washinton Post followed the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) foreign policy scam, which simply put, calls for the last empire, the US,  to refashion the middle east by toppling the middle eastern countries who do not bow to kiss the neocon ring. Even Jewish jounalist Joe Klien said, "The invasion of Iraq would have never happened without the proding of 25 major journalist", all of whom were Jewish.

So kick Mel Gibson for abusing a woman, but what he said about Jews and wars, had a ring of truth. 

evearden
evearden

Tammy Cruise + couch - Scientology = ovah!

Melinda9
Melinda9

I think Mel Gibson is a good actor, but I like hardly any of his films. The ones I liked were early in his career (The Year of Living Dangerously, Mrs Soffel, Road Warrior) So if I don't see any of them, it's more because I know in advance they're not going to be good rather than I'm boycotting him because he's a despicable human being.

Movielover
Movielover

Also, the type of screw ups may shine a bad (truthful) light on who they really are and then people don't like them so much.  Mel.  Charlie too druggy.  Lindsay spoiled brat, Ahnold, well, sometimes the sex maniac thing can work, but he's a little too long in the tooth and Republican!

DavidE
DavidE

It was a far bigger bomb than I exoected. I thought at the very least a "curiosity factor" would give it a decent opening weekend. But apparently Mel is Toxic.

Not that with all his millions he has any cause for complaint. But being a homophobic, anti-semite egomaniac he clearly does.

Div
Div

P.r. hype bullshit. The movie has already come and gone. A huge bomb.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I heard that Mel got a standing ovation at Cannes for The Beaver.

Troofire
Troofire

You forgot O.J. and George W. Bush and coming soon:  Sarah Palin

Roisters
Roisters

You mean Mel's Beaver tanked? Ha ha. Karma, I guess.

Louis
Louis

Yay! Punishment for all.

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