We always love to idolize celebrities. We look up to them as role models for ourselves and for our children and we follow the latest news about their lives. For the most part, there is nothing wrong with this practice.
Many celebrities are conscious of their status as role models and work hard to live up to that expectation.
In most cases, celebrities work very hard to live up to their status as highly public figures.
We see tons of articles about how celebrities are founding charities and non-profit organizations for their favorite causes.
All of these things fill us with hope that our favorite celebrities will live up to their status and become positive role models for all of us.
However, there are also plenty of examples of the opposite: celebrities who have gotten into trouble with the law and even been arrested for committing crimes.
This list is going to focus on those celebrities. This list will show you the celebrities who have gotten their names into the news for all the wrong reasons, who have committed acts that are questionable at best and downright illegal at worst.
If you want to know about the celebrities who mess up just like we do, then keep on reading.
You will not look at some of the most famous figures in the world the same way again after you finish reading.
10 Martha Stewart
Stewart’s appearance on this list may come as a bit of a shock. She built her reputation as an expert chef who was able to bring cooking to the masses.
Her reputation as an accomplished cook and culinary teacher has been without equal. Her cookbooks are among the most popular that you can buy, and she has even made headlines recently when teaming up with Snoop Dogg.
However, even Stewart ran afoul of the law. Sixteen years ago, in 2004, she received some advice from a friend that a company she owned a significant portion of stock in was about to fail.
Naturally, given this information, Stewart attempted to sell off her stock so as to avoid any losses.
Unfortunately, Stewart should never have gotten this information, and one of her assistants tipped off the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she received illicit advice.
Stewart was then found guilty of insider trading, resulting in a five month stay in a correctional facility as punishment. She has since served her sentence, but chances are that she is going to be much more discerning when she receives tips about her stocks in the future.