Date: September 16, 2020 11:16PM
When Scott Weiland died, his ex-wife wrote an open letter saying basically, "He wasn't the guy you think he was."
"When Scott did move on to another relationship, I hoped it would inspire him to grow. I had often encouraged him to date a “normal” girl, a woman who was also a mother, someone who had the energy that I no longer had to love him. Instead, when he remarried, the children were replaced. They were not invited to his wedding; child support checks often never arrived. Our once sweet Catholic boy refused to watch the kids participate in Christmas Eve plays because he was now an atheist. They have never set foot into his house, and they can’t remember the last time they saw him on a Father’s Day. I don’t share this with you to cast judgment, I do so because you most likely know at least one child in the same shoes. If you do, please acknowledge them and their experience. Offer to accompany them to the father-daughter dance, or teach them to throw a football. Even the bravest girl or boy will refrain from asking for something like that; they may be ashamed, or not want to inconvenience you. Just offer – or even insist if you have to."
"Noah and Lucy never sought perfection from their dad. They just kept hoping for a little effort."https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/scott-weilands-family-dont-glorify-this-tragedy-44427/
I rooted for Scotty every time he went to rehab. He moved in with Duff hoping to get sober. Didn't help. He was an addict just like any other addict. I'm one, too.
But does being an addict excuse anyone from being a shit? No.
Celebrities are no better or worse than the rest of us. They hide things, and people they work with hide things about them. Just like people do for us. Only our platforms are smaller.
What they have is *access*, and that's the problem. The more access you have, the more damage you can do.
As far as knowing other people? How can you unless you're with them 24/7, and even then you really don't know anyone.
People are shits. They do shit things.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2020 11:51PM by Beth.