No one is perfect, but some people are especially imperfect. And this concerns a number of very famous personalities who were admired and admired. At first glance, they were all outstanding people of their time, but a more detailed study of biography shows their not the best human qualities.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most famous pacifists of all time, but he also had weaknesses. According to biographer Gandhi Jed Adams, he was an erotomaniac. At the age of 38 Gandhi took the official vow of chastity, but preferred to sleep naked with the girls. So, a middle-aged man just slept naked with girls who were younger than him, and some even under eighteen. It seems that there is nothing wrong with that, but it sounds and looks a bit strange.
2. Mother Teresa
Criticism of Mother Teresa sounds almost like blasphemy, does not it? However, it is increasingly said that her true motives were actually selfish and reduced to attracting attention. Mother Teresa’s missions, despite the fact that they had a lot of charitable donations at their disposal, were dirty, there were not enough doctors, medicines and food. Nevertheless, Theresa found her sufferings sublime, once she voiced the following: “There is something beautiful in how the poor accept their fate, they suffer like Christ.”
3. Winston Churchill
We all know Winston Churchill and his role in the Second World War. But, as it turns out, he was a supporter of the superiority of the white race. Richard Toe’s book The Churchill Empire states that the young Churchill took part in what he called “many gay little wars against barbarian peoples” in Africa. What is only his phrase “I strongly advocate the use of poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes …”. Then there were Gandhi’s attempts to liberate India from British rule. Churchill did not like this, and he called for the killing of Gandhi (trample on the elephant!).
4. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is a historical person, but as a man he was ruthless. Alex Gibney, who created the documentary “Steve Jobs: Man in the car,” claims that the creator of Apple was still that scoundrel. He did not recognize his own daughter, he made contracts with Chinese factories where the working conditions were barbaric, and in general was absolutely ungrateful and not always a decent person.
5. Walt Disney
Can a man who created Mickey Mouse be bad? Still as can. Disney was more of an evil witch than Snow White. First, he was a tough racist with a bunch of offensive statements about black people. And secondly, he had problems with women. As Ward Kimball recalled, one of Disney’s associates, “he did not trust women and cats.” I wonder what did the cats do? According to Disney himself, “women are not able to engage in creativity … this is the prerogative of only young men.”
6. Charlie Chaplin
Adorable “little tramp” Charlie Chaplin in real life was not so simple. He was very fond of young girls. Two of his four wives were under the age of 18 when he married them. The first wife was only 16, and the reason for the wedding was her pregnancy. With the second wife of Lit Gray, there was a similar story: 16 years and pregnancy. He cheated on her with other young actresses, reproached her with greed and low backgrounds and paid little attention to their children. In the fourth and last time, by the way, the 54-year-old Chaplin married an 18-year-old girl and they had eight children.
The great Greek philosopher Aristotle was probably a wise man, but on the other hand a terrible misogynist. In his view, women can hardly be considered people – at best they were “deformed” men. For some reason, he thought that women have fewer teeth than men, and although they give birth, they “only bear matter, and do not form people.” In other words, they give birth to children, but only boys form in people, because, according to Aristotle, “a woman is probably a lower being.”