With all these posts floating around pointing out all the horrendously problematic shit that celebrities have done, I thought I’d balance out the negative stuff with just a lil’ bit of good.
By now you all probably know that I’m a tad obsessed with Ewan McGregor. Ya’ll are probably sick of me going on about him. But I realized that I never really talk about why I adore him so much. And it’s not only because he’s a fantastic actor and super attractive (although that may be part of it ^^;).
It’s because he’s a genuinely good person.
Ewan McGregor gives me hope that there are still good people in this world who use their fame to influence others to make a positive difference. And I always think it’s kinda sad that he’s not as well-known as other big time celebrities who are far more problematic, because it’s those celebrities that have more of an impact on people.
I’m sure there are other things I could add, but these really are the main reasons I love him so much. (If you think of any other nice things to add that were not mentioned here, please add them!) So there you have it.
And please understand that I’m in no way trying to paint Ewan McGregor as a perfect human being. I may joke sometimes and call him perfect, but he is most certainly not. In fact, he has stated that about 14 years ago, he was a functioning alcoholic. He has been sober since then, but still, that’s an example. He’s not perfect.
I just think that sometimes we glorify people who may not be so deserving of such glorification, and we tend to ignore people like Ewan who, although they are not perfect, they lead very admirable lives and succeed in using their celebrity status to do great things and be great people.
And that is why I believe Ewan McGregor deserves just a bit of recognition. :)