Of course, it’s every couple’s right to maintain their privacy. But with Bell and Shephard, that does not seem to be a priority. They’re eager to share the details of their personal lives, seemingly in the name of helping others.
I’m so sorry that I lied to you and so many people. It’s really regretful and shameful and really bums me out that I’m that person sometimes
Bell publicly responded on yesterday’s Ellen episode with a “whoopsie,” before explaining:
I just love that he’s addicted to growth and I will continue to stand by him because he’s very, very worth it.
One of the most pivotal lines from her response was:
Everybody’s up against their own demon. Sometimes it’s anxiety and depression, sometimes it’s substance abuse. The thing I love most about Dax is… that he was able to tell me and tell us and say ‘we need a different plan.’
And sometimes people’s demons are fame and power. But not everyone is ready to be so honest.
After months of problematic accusations, Ellen DeGeneres finally acknowledged the situation on her show and gave the most ‘tone-deaf apology of the year.‘
During her speech, she claimed, “she learned there were things happening here that never should have happened.” It implies that she was completely unaware of the situation until the very recent investigations.
All of her antics described above result from her trying to avoid her comeuppance, and they’ve translated into weak ratings and a general lack of sympathy for the dancing celebrity.
But what if she was more like Dax Shephard?
It Could Be Much Different
When public figures are faced with damning accusations, they have three options. They can go into hiding (like Chris D’Elia). They can address the issue (like Dan Harmon). Or they try to remain in the spotlight without really acknowledging it (like Ellen DeGeneres).
And there’s only one tactic that works: admitting your faults and sincerely apologizing.
Dax Shephard has revealed that, just like the rest of us, he struggles. He has deep-rooted issues and can wreak havoc on his life if left unaddressed.
If she just admitted her struggles, I’m sure we could feel for her. Who knows how any of us would react if we were given similar levels of power and pressure. We just want her to take ownership of her issues so we know that she knows they exist. It’s a trust thing.
But until then, she’ll continue to what she does best: dance around the real issues.
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