I don't think the media would have picked up on his private life if that drug incident hadn't happened. I love Charlie and want him back too but he's an adult and he is responsible for his actions (yes I'm aware the explanation makes him sound like the victim but he's obviously not going to frame it any other way) The US policy sucks but lots of people in HW do cocaine or are in environments to pick up trace amounts and yet what happened to him is not more common. Lets not woobify celebs.
So your idea here is that pointing out the privacy violation that took place with the pictures/tabloids or saying that the laws preventing him from re-entering the country are excessive is woobifying him and instead he needs to be held more responsible for his actions? Yikes.
I mean even though you don’t know what his actions actually were–none of us do–you seem to be saying that he needs to be punished for them (as if he hasn’t been already?)
The thing I find the most problematic here, though, is that you almost seem to justify the tabloids going after his private life the way they did: by saying his private life wouldn’t have been found out by the tabloids without the drug incident (which assumes they didn’t know before, which is doubtful), it makes it sound like what the tabloids did was somehow a result of his “actions,” i.e. was his fault. Of course he’s an adult responsible for his actions, as all adults are–that doesn’t mean his privacy deserves to be violated the way it was. It’s pretty gross to connect those ideas, imo.
We also just fundamentally disagree on another point. Even though we don’t know what happened here, let’s say that he was using drugs–that kind of recreational use, potential sign of a substance abuse problem, mistake, whatever–imo, does not warrant being banned from the country for three months and counting. I think it’s a bad policy and not a just punishment for anyone, celebrity or not. I mean what kind of punishment do you believe this situation merits?