Everyone loves a good story and especially a good scandal, especially if these scandals are committed by celebrities or popular figures. As a famous or even semi famous musician everything you do can easily be blown out of proportion and you can soon find terrible scandals attached to your name. Musicians make terrible mistakes on stage all the time and often make huge messes of their concerts. The mistakes you make might boost your popularity and fame like the case with Miley Cyrus who’s wild escapades only seems to boost her fan numbers since she decided to become all wild and free. But in some cases a bad name can ruin your business and can ruin your future career as a musician. So how do you overcome a bad name scandal? Well, perhaps these tips can help.
If Stephen Collins can do it then so can you
If there is one famous person that knows how a bad scandal can affect your career negatively then it is Stephen Collins. Collins was once one of the most popular TV series actors but a scandal about molesting underage girls left his entire career in shreds. For years, Collins struggled to recover from the scandal that ruined his name. But it seems like the world is finally ready to forgive and forget and welcome Collins back into the acting world and even the reunion of the famous TV series, 7th Heaven that was canceled as a result of the scandal. If Collins can recover from a bad situation like this one then you most certainly can also recover from a bad stage incident or name scandal.
The steps to clearing your name
The first thing you need to do is to remain calm. People are going to say bad things and journalists will do just about anything for a juicy story. The most important thing to do now is not to make things worse and to follow these steps.
Own your mistakes – Admitting your mistakes and flaws is one of the best ways to overcome a name scandal. You are also human and being human also helps many of your fans relate to you much better.
Decide who you want to be from now on – Decide who it is you want to be from now on. Are you going to keep making terrible scandals to stay popular like Miley Cyrus or are you going to walk the straight and narrow from now on? Decide what you want and stick to your decision.
Seek counseling – Counseling can be a great way to overcome a problem if you are terribly troubled by the mistake. It also helps fans realize that you truly regret your mistakes and are looking for improvement.
Be open towards supporters – Being honest with your fans and open about your progress is also a great way to earn their forgiveness regarding your mistake. You will be surprised at how forgiving the world can be.
Make your fans proud – Next it is time to make your fans proud of you with your positive change and to regain their trust.