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10 Celebrities Who Sabotaged Their Own Careers

It’s been said that it only takes seconds to ruin a reputation that took a lifetime to build. For regular people, rebuilding a degraded reputation is not easy. But for celebrities who have their every

It’s been said that it only takes seconds to ruin a reputation that took a lifetime to build. For regular people, rebuilding a degraded reputation is not easy. But for celebrities who have their every word and move printed, photographed, and published, the court of public opinion is even more difficult to win over. Nobody is perfect after all, but celebrities are often expected to be. Some celebrities, however, have seen their reputations plummet from sky-high to skid row, with no one to blame but themselves. When a celebrity’s reputation tanks, their careers usually do, too. Many A-listers have gone from selling out stadiums and box offices to virtually nothing overnight.

From drugs and wild antics, to bizarre behavior and offensive rants, the world watched these 10 celebrities self-destruct their reputation and careers. Some have continued to work over the years, but none have ever seen the fame of when they were on top, causing many to wonder where’s a good PR rep when you need one?

11 Chris Brown

10 Winona Ryder

9 Paula Deen

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7 Shia Labeouf

6 Lindsay Lohan

5 Charlie Sheen

4  4. Britney Spears

3 Whitney Houston

2 Mel Gibson

1 Michael Jackson

From the age of 10, Michael Jackson was one of the most famous singers whose achievements include creating the best-selling album of all time and being inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame twice, among many others. But something happened on the way to Neverland as rumors of odd behavior swirled around the mega-star, like sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber and collecting the Elephant Man’s bones. As multiple plastic surgeries began to drastically change Jackson’s appearance, his skin also became increasingly lighter, which he blamed on using make-up to even out the discoloration of a skin condition. Then came the allegations of misconduct with children whom he often invited over for unsupervised sleepovers. And who could forget that awkward marriage to Lisa-Marie Presley? Michael Jackson continued to make music after his fall from grace, but it never saw the acclamation of any of his previous work. He passed away suddenly in 2009 without seeing another hit.

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