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Celebrities Who Took Negative Press And Turned It Positive

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Because celebrities are constantly in the public eye, they occasionally fall victim to negative press. Of course, this negative press isn’t always a death sentence. In fact, many celebrities have taken bad media coverage and turned it positive. By changing the narrative or owning up to a story, celebrities have actually made bad press work to their advantage.

It's important to remember that negative press doesn't always circulate because certain celebs can't control themselves. It’s no secret that the paparazzi takes unflattering photos of celebrities on purpose because scandalous pics make more money. Sometimes a-listers respond to those invasive photos in major ways. Other times, celebrities are quoted out of context and their past behavior comes back to haunt them. Really, the list of pitfalls that can create bad press are endless.

All press is good press, though, right? These celebs have completely made their negative experiences work in their favor.

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