Celebrities That People No Longer Admire (For Good Reason)

My nana used to say that a reputation is something that takes a lifetime to build and only a second to destroy. The same is especially true for our favorite celebrities in Hollywood.

Several of the people on this list were at one time America's sweetheart. But now, they join the ranks of celebrities we no longer admire (and for good reason).

Charlie Sheen

I'm the first to give credit where credit is due, and I commend Charlie for making a genuine attempt to turn his life around. That being said, he will never escape "The Winning" for as long as he lives.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer appeared destined to become Hollywood's next leading man and was even being considered for the role of Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' forthcoming The Batman. But after some truly bizarre and disturbing allegations were leveled at the rising star, he's all but disappeared entirely from the limelight.

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod cheated while he was a professional baseball player and he cheated on Jennifer Lopez. He is a dirty rotten cheater who is beyond all redemption as far as the vast majority of us are concerned. What kind of sociopath cheats on JLo?!

Bill Cosby

The crimes of Bill Cosby have been well-documented by this point in time. He stands accused of sexual misconduct from over 60 different women. His former legacy of laughter has now been replaced by pain and pure disgrace.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr. at one point in time was considered to be among the Hollywood elite, turning in one Oscar-worthy performance after another. In recent years, he has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 30 different women.

Michael Richards

Most of us who grew up in the '90s remember Michael Richards as Kramer from Seinfeld. When a heckler began taunting him during his standup routine, Michael began incessantly shouting the N-word over and over again at the man.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has built quite the reputation for eccentric behavior over the years. Ever since the allegations of abuse, coupled with the reports of an incredibly messy divorce first arose, Johnny's star power and career trajectory in Hollywood have severely faltered.

Kristen Stewart

Quite frankly, there are too many reasons for not liking Kristen Stewart than I care to mention. The one that will always sit atop my list is the fact that she cheated on Robert Pattinson. I will never get over that.

Paula Deen

Paula spent decades honing a reputation as a lighthearted, homespun homemaker who was a proverbial wizard in the kitchen. That was all forgotten as soon as she used the N-word on not one, but two separate occasions.

R. Kelly

If you haven't seen the eye-opening tell-all documentary Surviving R. Kelly, you really need to find time to watch it. The film paints a portrait of a predator, one who has been preying on innocent young women for decades.

Lori Loughlin

The last person I would have ever expected to get caught up in the College Admissions Scandal was Aunt Becky from Full House. I'm not saying that she is beyond redemption, but that trust bridge is going to take a long time to rebuild.

Kevin Spacey

Much like the show title of his final performance, Kevin Spacey caused the proverbial house of cards to come tumbling down regarding sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Not only do fans no longer admire this one-time legend, but it's also likely that he'll never work again.

Jussie Smollett

When news broke that Jussie Smollett had been the victim of a hate crime, the country mourned with him. When it was later revealed that he'd orchestrated it himself —his former adoring fans came for him with torches and pitchforks.

Tom Cruise

You can't really point to one single event for why people no longer admire Tom Cruise. That being said, jumping up and down on Oprah's couch, publically condemning Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants, as well as a well-known devotion to the Church of Scientology certainly don't help.

Ellen DeGeneres

On TV, Ellen always presented herself as a fun, goofy, all-around good-natured person. When in reality, she was creating a toxic work environment for her staff as well as the guests. She has since made the decision to step down from being the Queen of daytime TV.