Can you separate an artist from his or her art? Everyone is entitled to keep their personal life private from their professional, but if you’re a celebrity, you have unfortunately signed away the power to maintain privacy. The public can be quite forgiving with stars who have troubled pasts. Robert Downey Jr. is a perfect example. Christian Bale isn’t doing too badly either. However, some of us just cannot get over the 2009 incident in which Chris Brown badly beat up his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.