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At a time when celebrity scandal is ubiquitous, fans pick out famous people who have virtually nothing to hate about them.
This super positive discussion materialized on r/AskReddit thanks to a post from matiignr. The post has over two thousand replies, naming hordes of celebrities. The best pick of all, at the time of this writing, is the skateboarding legend. Tony Hawk.
“Never heard negative shit about Tony Hawk,” purple_yosher wrote with 1600 upvotes. Frosty-Champion7031 replied that the only negative they could say was that “his involvement in Emaciated [:The Movie] it was too short.
Of course, people chimed in with some legitimate negative shit, arguing why he shouldn’t be revered:
No one is perfect, but judging by the responses to the second most voted option, Dolly Parton is as close as a person can get:
The worst complaints people have with her is that they don’t like her music and that she has overdone her “sex appeal” gimmick.
David Attenborough, the documentary host and environmentalist, is the third most loved celebrity in the thread. However, Hufa123 noted that “there are many people who don’t like/dislike your message as it paints them in a negative light” such as “oligarchs and others who profit from the destruction of the planet.” Other Reddit users agree:
Other top picks include Betty White, Rick Moranis, Mr. Rogers, Keanu Reeves, Brendan Fraser, Bob Ross, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Lassie.
It’s hard to beat a dog in a sympathy competition, but several human celebrities have just done it.