I remember when I first got my Kindle, I went crazy buying books. One of the good things about Kindles are that you can read the reviews before you purchase the book. So when I went to look up some of Iyanla Vanzant books, there was a review that surprised me. One reader talked about how they lost respect for her and questioned her credibility when during one of her shows with teen girls who were prostituting themselves, she had Karrine Steffans to talk to the girls. Because of that one act, this reader completely disregarded all of the positive things that Iyanla has done for people (though the review was written in 2009).
No one’s past is spotless, and no matter what your intentions are, you might have a small blip on your background that could cause people to call your credibility in question. Especially when you gain the notoriety of fame. Some people have been able to rise back up after the hard hit of public opinion, while others have stayed down. Let’s look at a myriad of these professionals.