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People you admired but now you don't

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SexyGreyFox, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. physichull


    Joined: Sep 22, 2008

    Posts: 9,012

    Location: Warrington

    Admired is the wrong word, more like I used to like them but now don't:

    Rolf Harris, as others said, remembered him fondly from Animal Hospital.

    Robert de Niro, oh my, he barely makes any good films anymore, mostly going in for trashy parts in horrendous films such as Bad Grandpa. Sheesh.

    Jim Davidson, used to love watching him as a kid when my Saturday night staples were Big Break and The Generation Game. Knowing what I know about him now....just no.
  2. shadow_boxer


    Joined: Oct 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,441

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Oscar Pistorius
  3. whiskycycle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2004

    Posts: 1,351

    Location: The 'Toon, UK, in Europe

    Ah heck, never knew that... Gonna have to retire the signed photo of him I got back in the 80s on a book signing tour he did.
  4. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,389

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Fixed :p
  5. The_Abyss


    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,447

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    How on earth has the past month changed your previous opinion of him?!
  6. EdGey


    Joined: Jan 21, 2008

    Posts: 8,044

    Location: England

    David Cameron
  7. String


    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 11,665

    Some of the reasons given could do with a bit of fleshing out.

  8. ivrytwr3


    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,415

  9. String


    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 11,665

    I'm not sure about articles like that, whilst there are no doubt facts contained within, it also has to be considered that the article has a clear agenda. Only the naive would think that Mandela was born a saint. I also think that guilt by association is lazy smear tactics. For example, was Thatcher's association with Pinochet proof that she was of similar character?

  10. Rossi~


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  11. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 35,191

    Location: Back in Blighty

    Phh you don't know me mate, never even known the meaning of the word :D
  12. Jono8


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 28,089

    Location: Surrey

    You take that back :mad:

    How could you fall out of love with Justin?

    He brought sexy back, he cried us a river and he got us lovestoned . Don't you forget that.
  13. ivrytwr3


    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,415

    That was just the first article i clicked on - there are MANY news reports, articles etc that go into more detail.
  14. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 6,546

    Location: La France

    Most of the people proclaimed as heroes throughout the ages have been deeply flawed, troubled individuals.
  15. String


    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 11,665

    Yes, fair comment.
  16. Squark


    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

    Posts: 11,326

    Location: In Christ

    Everyone is flawed is some extent; nobody is perfect.
    It comes down to a matter of whether you judge their good to outweigh their bad.
  17. MookJong


    Joined: Mar 20, 2006

    Posts: 7,499

    Michael Moore - really can't stomach the man now.
  18. Ayahuasca


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 18,710

    Location: County Durham

    This, genius and madness seem to go hand in hand.
  19. thegreysquirrel


    Joined: Dec 1, 2017

    Posts: 181

    I admire anyone with a passion and drive to do what they want or what they must. I don't care what it is (within reason). Quitting a job they hate to go travelling around the world is admirable to me, but then so is sticking in a job they hate so they can provide for their family. Nobodies perfect though, so to admire the person rather than the act is a dangerous game.

    My wife still won't listen to my Rolf Harris jokes.
  20. Roland Butter

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    Joined: Apr 13, 2017

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    Location: scotland

    Jezza Clarkson, up to the point he punched a guy because he didn't get the correct food order, the BBC was right to ditch him, and shame on
    ITV for employing him.

    Would that violence had the same TV career ruining cachet as boob cupping and jailbait lechery .