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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers implied he was vaccinated against COVID-19 when he was not, and made statements about the vaccines based on misinformation. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 

The fault in our stars: Aaron Rodgers reminds us why celebrity shouldn’t trump science

NFL star Aaron Rodgers has amplified dangerous and disproven myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s why his statements are not only untrue, but also harmful because they spread misinformation.
A lengthy spell in prison awaits the convicted sexual predator. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images via AFP

R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity – common in workplace abuse – that enabled crimes to go on for decades

The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian was criticized for sporting earrings patterned from the sacred Hindu Om symbol during a photo shoot for her beauty products line. E-Times

What is cultural appropriation, and how does it differ from cultural appreciation?

Celebrities and businesses have drawn criticism for cultural appropriation. An expert provides guidance on when it is sharing another culture out of appreciation and when it is appropriation.
The grotesque excesses of stardom in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ showed a truth captured by cameos: celebrities are best in small doses. (Paramount Pictures)

A brief history of celebrity cameos, from ‘Sunset Boulevard’ to ‘Eurovision Song Contest’

Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic noir , ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ blurred boundaries between reality and fiction through casting. Recognizing cameos makes viewers feel we’re part of the film’s story.
Julia Roberts interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci for a non-profit organization. Here, Roberts, left, at an Obama Foundation event in December 2019, and Fauci, right, in Washington on June 23. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian and Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Celebrity views on COVID-19 aren’t welcome — except when drawing attention to heroes

Just like in the days following 9/11, celebrities most successfully use their star power in the COVID-19 crisis when they appear to step out of the limelight, publicly praising first responders.

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