We've all seen it, haven't we? A young Hollywood star or starlet gets caught in an embarrassing situation by a paparazzo, and their careers take a nosedive. Sure, it's hard to feel sorry for them; after all, their decisions should have consequences. But at the same time, we have to remember that every moment of their lives is public. They don't get to make innocent mistakes. They don't get to experiment...
It's easy to forget that they're just people. They have dreams. They make poor decisions just like the rest of us. The only difference is that their mistakes are laid bare for the entire world to see (and usually mock with a holier-than-thou attitude). And each time one of those mistakes goes public, they run the risk of losing all hope at accomplishing their dreams, of reaching their goals. And that's sad, to me.
Am I making excuses for them? Of course not. They own those mistakes. I'm just saying that we should perhaps have a little more empathy for them when their every move (mistake or otherwise) is catalogued by some gossip magazine.
That's where this caption comes from. I hope you like it.