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People Who Were Ruined After Finally Meeting Their Celebrity Heroes

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The Man, the Myth, the Letdown

Who is your hero?

You may have heard the old adage, “Never meet your heroes,” but what does it really mean? Though the message is simple, the reasoning behind it might be confusing, especially for people who love and adore their seemingly perfect and untouchable idols.

Put simply, there are the perfect ideas we have of our heroes, and then there is the reality. No one can tarnish our dreams if we don’t know anything about the reality of these stars, whether they’re actors, athletes, humanitarians, or just everyday people.

But the second we meet them… all of our dreams can come crashing down. Most of the time, our heroes are not the people we want them to be, but rather they’re quite human, just like the rest of us. And none of us is perfect.

Still don’t believe that meeting your idol is a bad thing? These people met their heroes and were very disappointed with what they found. These are their stories.

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Are any of these YOUR heroes?