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Should we forgive celebrities who take drugs?

( Updated: 2015-04-29 08:25

Editor's Note: China has banned celebrities from returning to the limelight if they are found taking drugs. Do you think it is fair to impose such a ban, especially if it's just a one-off mistake? Share your views on our website.

Joseph (China)

For public figures, every personal affair is a public spectacle, so it is reasonable to hold them to higher moral standards. Their misbehavior will hurt the entertainment business itself, and have a negative impact on their followers, especially on teenagers. The public should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to drug use and celebrities have an obligation to steer clear of illegal substances.

Should we forgive celebrities who take drugs?

Taiwan-based Chinese actor Kai Ko express his regret over his wrongdoings during a press conference in Beijing on August 29, 2014. [Photo/IC]

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