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Alright, I know the media focuses on a lot on celebrities who have drug habits, abuse partners and generally live pretty reprehensible lifestyles, but for the purposes of this thread, what if we brought attention to sporting people who weren't scumbags or drug addicts or wife beaters.

Take for example, Australian boxer Danny Green. He's got wins against guys like Roy Jones Jr has held a number of world championships and has a record of 33 and 5. He's by no means an all time great, but he's a successful sports person nonetheless.

He's also never had a criminal conviction, never been in the news for any drunken escapades and generally seems like a nice guy. In 2006, he even rescued a man he saw drowning at a beach and received a Bravery Award from the Australian Government and regularly helps out at children's charities and the like.

Not all good famous or successful people have to be loud mouth ingrates. :P

Are there any celebrities or sports people you feel don't get enough credit for being decent human beings?

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Doing drugs having sex making money are not 'reprehensible' in anyway nor should they he obligated to give their money or time to any charity or person, especially since the people who judge celebrities typically contribute much less to society than them

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#3  Edited By ComicStooge

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Doing drugs having sex making money are not 'reprehensible' in anyway nor should they he obligated to give their money or time to any charity or person, especially since the people who judge celebrities typically contribute much less to society than them

Lol, ease up there edgelord.

If you're implying I'm a hypocrite, then don't because I contribute plenty of time and effort into doing things for people who aren't myself.

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Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

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@bumpyboo said:

Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

Well no, but doing cocaine and performing a hit and run on a pregnant woman isn't exactly ethical behavior now, is it?

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Keanu Reeves is supposed to be the nicest guy in Hollywood; he gives away close to 75% of his Matrix franchise earnings to the technical crew because he felt the studio wasn't paying them enough, foregoes all or a big part of his own salary on some films just so directors can afford to fit big stars like Al Pacino into their budget, helps out homeless people in LA and bankrolls cancer charities. People who have worked with him and interviewed him said he's just a down to earth guy who lives as simple a life as he can manage and tries to be on good terms with everyone he meets.

There are worse people to be bestowed immortality.

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Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

Well no, but doing cocaine and performing a hit and run on a pregnant woman isn't exactly ethical behavior now, is it?

Of course not. But one bad person on drugs should not count as a reflection on all who do it. Just as all drinkers aren't bad because some will beat their wives or run someone over. Idk, I just felt like the OP seemed to make a big generalisation by lumping them in with scumbags and making a differentiation between them and good people who do good things. But I don't find the two to be mutually exclusive. Some of the nicest people in my life are absolute drug fiends. Not saying it's a good life choice, but there are people out there who do things like that but also are very charitable and considerate, and good.

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I can't even name a non-athlete or celebrity that's a decent person.

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I bet most people would consider kanye a bad person just because he's arrogant lol its hilarious

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@rpgesus said:

I bet most people would consider kanye a bad person just because he's arrogant lol its hilarious

Can I consider him a bad person for blaming the Jews for Obama's ineffective presidency?

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@bumpyboo said:
@comicstooge said:
@bumpyboo said:

Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

Well no, but doing cocaine and performing a hit and run on a pregnant woman isn't exactly ethical behavior now, is it?

Of course not. But one bad person on drugs should not count as a reflection on all who do it. Just as all drinkers aren't bad because some will beat their wives or run someone over. Idk, I just felt like the OP seemed to make a big generalisation by lumping them in with scumbags and making a differentiation between them and good people who do good things. But I don't find the two to be mutually exclusive. Some of the nicest people in my life are absolute drug fiends. Not saying it's a good life choice, but there are people out there who do things like that but also are very charitable and considerate, and good.

Well, I was trying to encapsulate the sort of lifestyle that celebrities lead. I wasn't saying that everyone who uses drugs are all bad people.

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@saren: lol damn nothing came to mind that kanye actually did wrong at first but I knew he was gonna screw me over so yeah that's not the best comment

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@saren: lol damn nothing came to mind that kanye actually did wrong at first but I knew he was gonna screw me over so yeah that's not the best comment

He also hurt Tay-Tay's feelings

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Stephen Amell and Keanu Reeves are the top 2 that come to mind

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Depends on how you define "decent" to be honest.

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Have you ever thought that there might be a lot more decent celebrities than you think there are but they just don't feel the need to advertise the fact that they are a good person because they did a bit of charity work.

@bumpyboo said:

Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

Agreed

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@quinnofthestoneage said:

Have you ever thought that there might be a lot more decent celebrities than you think there are but they just don't feel the need to advertise the fact that they are a good person because they did a bit of charity work.

Then talk about those people, hombre.

You can't deny there are some straight up scumbags who are rich and successful (just as there are scumbags anywhere) that get tons of media attention for doing the wrong thing when plenty of other people in similar situations go unnoticed for good deeds.

And yeah, maybe people who are traditionally seen as "bad people" in the public eye can do good deeds for other people.

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@comicstooge said:

@quinnofthestoneage said:

Have you ever thought that there might be a lot more decent celebrities than you think there are but they just don't feel the need to advertise the fact that they are a good person because they did a bit of charity work.

Then talk about those people, hombre.

You can't deny there are some straight up scumbags who are rich and successful (just as there are scumbags anywhere) that get tons of media attention for doing the wrong thing when plenty of other people in similar situations go unnoticed for good deeds.

And yeah, maybe people who are traditionally seen as "bad people" in the public eye can do good deeds for other people.

Umm one example is Christian Bale visiting the vicitms of the shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises and requesting that the media not be informed. Others I can't comment on because, like I said, they are not advertised.

I am not denying that there a scumbags that are rich and successful I'm just saying that we don't know everything about these people and shouldn't assume that they are all scumbags just because they do not advertise their generosity and kindness.

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It's hard to tell who's good or bad when you know none of these people personally.

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Umm one example is Christian Bale visiting the vicitms of the shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises and requesting that the media not be informed. Others I can't comment on because, like I said, they are not advertised.

I mean, I've never personally viewed Bale as a bad person. I'm referring more to men like Elvis who raped his wife or Jon Jones who hit a pregnant woman with his car then ran off from the scene of the crime.

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@comicstooge: Priscilla has been caught in lies and has changed her story about that. It went from elvis taped her to elvis liked rough sex

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@comicstooge said:

@quinnofthestoneage said:

Umm one example is Christian Bale visiting the vicitms of the shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises and requesting that the media not be informed. Others I can't comment on because, like I said, they are not advertised.

I mean, I've never personally viewed Bale as a bad person. I'm referring more to men like Elvis who raped his wife or Jon Jones who hit a pregnant woman with his car then ran off from the scene of the crime.

Oh I'm in no way saying that all celebrities are good people, and the people you mentioned above are most likely scumbags, I'm just saying that you don't know everything about most celebrities and therefore you cannot judge whether they are good people or not. For example someone who you may view as an arrogant ***hole may actually be volunteering at homeless shelters or donating large amounts of money to charity, just not advertising the fact that they do this because they don't feel like they need anyone's approval.

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#26  Edited By ComicStooge

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@comicstooge: Priscilla has been caught in lies and has changed her story about that. It went from elvis taped her to elvis liked rough sex

Ah, fair enough. Well, the general point still stands.

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#27  Edited By Rpgesus

@comicstooge: oh yeah.. actually I was looking a little into it and he may not have raped her but apparently he liked 13-14 year olds so that's worse

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@comicstooge: oh yeah.. actually I was looking a little into it and he may not have raped her but apparently he liked 13-14 year olds so that's worse

Yeah, my point most certainly still stands.

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They're about as real as unicorns.

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Arnold and Keanu Reeves come to mind.

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Henry Rollins is the most uncomfortable nicest person ever..... When I meet him, he was all about tell me about you. I'm like, but you're Henry Rollins, and I love you, and he's like f*** that noise. You know who I am. Tell me about you!

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Keanu Reeves is probably the nicest guy in Hollywood, or so I've heard.

Bale seems nice. Visited the victims of Aurora massacre with little to no fanfare. The only reason I know this is because one of the victims posted a photo online.

Hugh Jackman

Tom Hanks

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Akon comes across as a nice guy.

Matt Damon seems nice as does CR7, but since I do have crushes on both, I guess I might be biased.

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@comicstooge: Oh for sure, was just seeking clarification :)

Henry Rollins is the most uncomfortable nicest person ever..... When I meet him, he was all about tell me about you. I'm like, but you're Henry Rollins, and I love you, and he's like f*** that noise. You know who I am. Tell me about you!

Best. Post. Ever 8D

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Akon comes across as a nice guy.

Matt Damon seems nice as does CR7, but since I do have crushes on both, I guess I might be biased.

O______O

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@bumpyboo: You've always had very good taste :)

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Reggie White and Kurt Warner

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Oprah Winfrey, she's pretty awesome

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Nicolas Cage is a pretty nice man, he donated $2 million to Amnesty International, $1 million to Hurricane Katarina victims and has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice. I'm a bit of a "fanboy" though.

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@bumpyboo said:

Pfffft. Drug addicts =/= bad people... >_>

Well no, but doing cocaine and performing a hit and run on a pregnant woman isn't exactly ethical behavior now, is it?

Shouts out to Bones Jones.

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Keanu Reeves no doubt.

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Lady Gaga is 1. a really funny person 2. super tiny 3. a really good at ping pong........ I'm not a really a fan of her music, but she one of the most laid back, nicest people I ever met.....

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Kanye west.

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Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russel Wilson, Richard Sherman, Magic Johnson, KRS-One, etc, etc.

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Taylor Swift.

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I've heard Kelly Clarkson is really nice.

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i've heard actor Clancy Brown is cool.

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At first I thought you said Atheists/Celebrities.

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Angelina Jolie , Keanuu reeves.

David beckham , Pacquiao.

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Alexandria Daddario is nice !