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02 March 2011 @ 03:02 pm
A Society of Enablers  
If we did what Sheen did, we'd be in jail By LZ Granderson

"It's partly our fault. Had Sheen been treated like a citizen of the United States as opposed to a royal with diplomatic immunity, maybe things wouldn't have gotten this bad for him and his family. But -- to paraphrase a line from Eminem: This is what we do. And by "we" I mean society, and by "what" I speak of the manner in which we treat actors, and athletes, and pop singers and reality stars as if they are untouchables."

I, for one, would love to see celebrities held fully accountable for their actions. But I don't seem to have any power over the legal system that has let Charlie's violence and drug use and vandalism just slide or, worse, let stars get away with murder. I'd love to know how to hold our D.A.'s more accountable as well as police, judges and juries.