My heart goes out to celebrities who have to endure public scrutiny and ridicule as they go through situations that would have many of us regular folk cringing at the thought of just our neighbors getting a whiff of it (can you imagine the entire world?).
Yeah, I know, some people are of the opinion that if celebrities put themselves out there (and they do, whether they want to or not – make any really good or really crappy movie or TV show, and, well, you’re out there), then they should expect nothing less than feeling the public’s narrowed (or, in many cases, widened) eyes on their every move.
Still, rather than mock, there are some folks out there who empathize and sympathize with celebrities when they struggle with certain issues, like mental illness. And, rather than publicly hold their breaths for the next episode, some people even congratulate these celebrities on their successes.