Inspiration is everywhere if we look carefully. It is around us, it is behind us, and it is beyond us. The concept of motivation is beyond time and as old as the human civilisation.
People who inspire us, come from different walks of life. Some of them are celebrities, some politicians, and some are ordinary individuals who did something great just once in their life and the world hasn't been the same place again.
But, have you chosen your inspiration wisely? Think again, because most of the people aren't quite what they appear to be. Be it an actor who tried to hold the record of biggest drug-takers or TV chef who spits racial comments; their real characters indeed come out when they are not in their comfort zone, after all, they are also humans.
However, some people have a saint like reputation, but then they do something unbelievably wrong, and we're like WTF!
Keeping this in mind, we at WittyFeed have compiled the list of dark sides of famous people.
Have a look!
One of the best British authors of all time, Sir Roald brought smiles and joy in many people's life. But that's not how he started off. The author began his career with books like 7-foot penises, and even in his books for children, the author used themes like violence and horror.
Not only this, the author personally used to believe that Jews received what they deserved from Hitler.
George Patton was a great military leader who won many wars and battles against extreme forces. It's a known fact that victories come at the cost as it is said Patton ordered the killings of all Germans and Italians he held captive.
Apart from this, Patton also had little respect for people who were fighting for him. During his campaign in Sicily, Patton visited one of his soldier who was suffering from shell shock and slapped him twice.
The 16th President of the US, Abraham Lincoln is still considered as one of the best to hold the office. His name is engraved in history and no matter what people will remember him even in the generations to come. Coming to the dark side, Abraham Lincoln had once admitted that "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it."
At one point in time in history, he even tried to turn the Union into totalitarianism by removing Writ of Habeas Corpus which will allow him to imprison anyone without any justification.
Churchill is viewed as the best UK Prime Minister in history, but after Britisher's evacuation at Dunkirk, Churchill was annoyed that French squadron would go into the hands of Germans which will be a disaster for Royal Navy. Keeping this in mind, he ordered the attack on Mers-el-Kebir in North Africa where 1200 countrymen were killed, and the attack caused mistrust between French and the UK.
Nelson Mandela was like a granddad of the world politics. His calm attitude and forgiving nature gave a positive outlook on life. Though, there was a time when Mandela was the leader of the terrorist group Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation).
Steve Jobs was considered as one of the intelligent minds of this generation. He not only leads Apple into smartphone revolution but also leads the Pixar to grow as a film company. However, Jobs was also not known for his charitable image. Unlike other rich people, Steve Jobs didn't give away his wealth to charities, and when he regained the power in Apple, he shut down all the charity plans.
Mohandas Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi was famous for his non-violence movement and pacifist nature. However, what is lesser known is Gandhi's vow of not getting involved in any sexual relationships. For him, the sexual abuse of his grandnieces was part of that pledge. On the contrary, when Hitler was killing Jews, Gandhi was less than sympathetic towards them. At that time, the great world leader was spotted giving the most controversial statement that "Hitler is the defender of Fatherland and he is not as bad as what people made him look."
Jimmy Savile was one of the Britain's biggest and most successful broadcasters with a career which lasted more than 30 years. Apparently, what public doesn't know is Savile used his influences as a celebrity for much darker purposes. After his death, it was revealed that Jimmy Savile sexually abused more than 100 underage victims.
America's favorite, "Uncle Walt" earned millions of dollars by creating cartoons to which most of us related. He focused majorly on family oriented content and still continues to entertain people. He laid the foundation of Disneyland which is considered as "one of the happiest places on Earth."
But as it is said, even the Moon has dark spots. In the late 1930s when Germans were assaulting Jews in their country, Walt Disney welcomed Nazi film director, Leni Riefenstahl at his studio for one month.
There are also rumors relating to Walt Disney strictly ordering his team not to hire women in the creative process.
WittyFeed doesn't confirm these rumors to be true, but even if there's the slightest chance of things being true; it's important for it to come out.
That's all, folks!