The epitome of a bad role model is the famous person who also is know to smoke crack cocaine.
Here are 10 famous celebrity crack smokers.
The Queen of the celebrity female crack smoking world was a hardcore crack-head for many years. Whitney Houston is one of the most popular female singers of all time, with over 170 million album and song sales. In addition she has starred in numerous movies, however her life has taken a huge hit both financially and emotionally by her habit of smoking crack cocaine.
Marion Barry was the mayor of Washington DC. He had been abusing drugs and alcohol, including crack cocaine. His recreational use of crack cocaine escalated to the point that he usually did not arrive to his office until the afternoon time.
A 6 year investigation into alleged drug use and drug possession ended when Marion Barry was caught on a hidden camera in a motel room smoking crack cocaine. Barry served prison time, and then when he was released he ran for Mayor again...and won.
Tatum O'neal is best known for being the daughter of actor Ryan O'neal. Tatum O'neal was a child star who may be best know for her role in the original version of "The Bad News Bears". She has also played some roles since she has become an adult including Dancing With The Stars. Tatum O'neal also dated Michael Jackson in the late 70's and early 80's.
In 2008 Tatum O'neal was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, a crack pipe, and a powder cocaine. She was released without bail and eventually had to serve only 2 half day sessions at a drug rehabilitation clinic. If she was black I am sure she would of received a much steeper penalty.
Tabloid reports surfaced that Amy Winehouse was smoking crack cocaine. Eventually a video of Amy Winehouse smoking crack was sent to the police. Amy Winehouse developed early stage emphysema from smoking crack. She was told that if she continued to smoke crack she would lose even more of her lung capacity and would die. In 2011 she died. Yes, Crack does kill.
George Michael was a singer and performer who started the band Wham with his friend. The band Wham is mist famous for the song "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".
George Michael was arrested and found to be in possession of crack cocaine. He was arrested in a bathroom that is frequented by gay men looking for sex. George Michael later admitted that he does smoke crack and he does have sex with strangers in bathrooms.
Richard Pryor is the most famous crack smoker ever. Richard Pryor was freebasing cocaine, which was a highly flammable version of crack that was popular before crack cocaine was made popular. He caught himself on fire and almost died. He later did a stand-up comedy routine where he mocked himself. The popular joke was that someone would light a match and then ask what it was. The answer was Richard Pryor smoking free-base cocaine.