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->'''[=BoJack=]:''' Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity [=BoJack=] Horseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\

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->'''[=BoJack=]:''' Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity [=BoJack=] Horseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, brief but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\



Being a celebrity is what most people would love to be. Having adoring fans, being rich beyond your wildest dreams, or to be hailed as a hero in your home town and rub it into your enemies' faces. But then there are moments where celebrities or very popular people start using their status to get away with whatever they want, thinking to themselves that they do not have to worry about those pesky laws that the commoners must abide to. Of course, when they're caught, they can bank on their loyal fans to proclaim their innocence, even when it's obvious they've done it, and cue a celebration when [[KarmaHoudini they're acquitted rather than convicted]]. This can go hand in hand with VillainWithGoodPublicity if the villain is so revered by the people and the media that they would literally let them get away with murder.

TruthInTelevision, as there are many famous and popular people are able to get away with what they want. Sometimes, however, there are things that famous people won't get away with doing that others can. For instance, a [[ContractualPurity family friendly actor attempting to do something that would be considered too adult]].

Compare to ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful, but the character simply use their popularity to get away with anything rather than greasing a few palms or looking pretty. Though money and good looks helps in this case. Or even ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections if the person in question knows a celebrity or someone they know made them famous.

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Being a celebrity is what most people would love to be. Having adoring fans, being rich beyond your wildest dreams, or to be hailed as a hero in your home town and rub it into your enemies' faces. But then there are moments where celebrities or very popular people start using their status to get away with whatever they want, thinking to themselves that they do not have to worry about those pesky laws that the commoners must abide to.by. Of course, when they're caught, they can bank on their loyal fans to proclaim their innocence, even when it's obvious they've done it, and cue a celebration when [[KarmaHoudini they're acquitted rather than convicted]]. This can go hand in hand with VillainWithGoodPublicity if the villain is so revered by the people and the media that they would literally let them get away with murder.

TruthInTelevision, as there are many famous and popular people are able to get away with what they want. Sometimes, however, there are things that famous people won't get away with doing that others can. For instance, a [[ContractualPurity family friendly family-friendly actor attempting to do something that would be considered too adult]].

Compare to ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney and ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful, but the character simply use uses their popularity to get away with anything rather than greasing a few palms or looking pretty. Though money and good looks helps help in this case. Or even ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections if the person in question knows a celebrity or someone they know made them famous.






* Darla Dimple of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' is the A-list star of Mammoth Pictures, and heads their CashCowFranchise. However, she's ThePrimaDonna on set, and everyone walks on eggshells around her because 1) she'll sic her enormous LightningBruiser butler upon dissidents, and 2) she's the darling of the studio honcho, L. B. Mammoth. Her publicity retinue work wonders in convincing the masses that Darla is "America's Sweetheart, lover of children and animals," when in fact, she's the polar opposite.

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* Darla Dimple of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' is the A-list star of Mammoth Pictures, Pictures and heads their CashCowFranchise. However, she's ThePrimaDonna on set, and everyone walks on eggshells around her because 1) she'll sic her enormous LightningBruiser butler upon dissidents, and 2) she's the darling of the studio honcho, L. B. Mammoth. Her publicity retinue work works wonders in convincing the masses that Darla is "America's Sweetheart, lover of children and animals," when in fact, she's the polar opposite.


















* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has several people like this. The ex Olympic Medalist turned PE teacher Kamoshida, [[spoiler: who sexually and physically abuses his students]], the artist Madarame [[spoiler: who keeps his pupil malnourished and profits off plagiarizing their own artwork]], and Prime Minister candidate Masayoshi Shido [[spoiler: the head of the conspiracy against the Phantom Thieves, and responsible for one character being framed for defending a woman from his drunken wrath, another's depression, and the death of a third's father]]. The position these people are in make it easy for them to hide their crimes from Society and necessitates the Thieves' actions against them.
* The plot for ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'' had Tony Hawk, Bam Magera and other famous skaters embark on a World Destruction Tour. Where they inflict mass property damage and chaos wherever they go just for the hell of it. Eventually however both Tony and Bam were caught and banned from ever returning to the places they visited like Boston and Berlin. Their response? "Hey, good call."

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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has several people like this. The ex Olympic ex-Olympic Medalist turned PE teacher Kamoshida, [[spoiler: who sexually and physically abuses his students]], the artist Madarame [[spoiler: who keeps his pupil malnourished and profits off plagiarizing their own artwork]], and Prime Minister candidate Masayoshi Shido [[spoiler: the head of the conspiracy against the Phantom Thieves, and responsible for one character being framed for defending a woman from his drunken wrath, another's depression, and the death of a third's father]]. The position these people are in make makes it easy for them to hide their crimes from Society and necessitates the Thieves' actions against them.
* The plot for ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderground Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'' had Tony Hawk, Bam Magera Magera, and other famous skaters embark on a World Destruction Tour. Where they inflict mass property damage and chaos wherever they go just for the hell of it. Eventually however Eventually, however, both Tony and Bam were caught and banned from ever returning to the places they visited like Boston and Berlin. Their response? "Hey, good call."






** "New Cowboy on the Block" had a former Dallas Cowboys player moves into Hank's street. Despite being a horrid neighbor such as teaching Bobby foul sportsmanship, having rowdy parties late in the night, and using pieces of Hank's fence for a bonfire; he uses the fact he used to play for the Cowboys to avoid legal trouble with the police. Even the police tries to pin the blame on Hank when the latter tried to report to the former.

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** "New Cowboy on the Block" had a former Dallas Cowboys player moves into Hank's street. Despite being a horrid neighbor such as teaching Bobby foul sportsmanship, having rowdy parties late in the night, and using pieces of Hank's fence for a bonfire; he uses the fact he used to play for the Cowboys to avoid legal trouble with the police. Even the police tries try to pin the blame on Hank when the latter tried to report to the former.



* When Buster had gotten popular for saving a cat up a tree in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', one of the signs that the fame gotten to his head was using his newfound "hero" status to cut in line for a movie. With Arthur insisting that they should've waited in the line.

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* When Buster had gotten popular for saving a cat up a tree in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', one of the signs that the fame has gotten to his head was using his newfound "hero" status to cut in line for a movie. With Arthur insisting that they should've waited in the line.



** The Northwest family got away with not inviting the workers who built their mansion to their party (that they promised them), along with many major crimes, due to their wealth and their status as the founding family of Gravity Falls ([[spoiler:it's revealed that they didn't actually found Gravity Falls.]]). [[spoiler:This is averted in the final episode, when they lose their prestige due to Preston trying to ally himself with Bill Cipher in full hearing of the whole town.]]

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** The Northwest family got away with not inviting the workers who built their mansion to their party (that they promised them), along with many major crimes, due to their wealth and their status as the founding family of Gravity Falls ([[spoiler:it's revealed that they didn't actually found Gravity Falls.]]). [[spoiler:This is averted in the final episode, episode when they lose their prestige due to Preston trying to ally himself with Bill Cipher in full hearing of the whole town.]]



* Disney Televsion's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' series has the episode "A Star Is Torn," where [[TheHero Baloo]] gets roped into doing stunt flying in a film by [[TheVamp Kitten Kaboodle]]. Her film is plagued with "accidents," and is low on competent pilots. She has Baloo enthralled, but Rebecca is suspicious, and ultimately unmasks the saboteur; it's Kitten herself, trying to drum up press for her film to avoid becoming a WhiteDwarfStarlet. It's not until her AccidentalPublicConfession that anyone believes Kitten capable of such carnage and damage.

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* Disney Televsion's Television's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' series has the episode "A Star Is Torn," where [[TheHero Baloo]] gets roped into doing stunt flying in a film by [[TheVamp Kitten Kaboodle]]. Her film is plagued with "accidents," and is low on competent pilots. She has Baloo enthralled, but Rebecca is suspicious, and ultimately unmasks the saboteur; it's Kitten herself, trying to drum up press for her film to avoid becoming a WhiteDwarfStarlet. It's not until her AccidentalPublicConfession that anyone believes Kitten capable of such carnage and damage.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a head-only Scaramouche tries to invoke this when a sailor initially deny an entry due to having no body by claiming himself as Aku's number 1 assassin only for the sailor to point out another sign by revealing that he is now demoted to the third best. [[SmallNameBigEgo Scaramouche]] is rather distraught at this.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a head-only Scaramouche tries to invoke this when a sailor initially deny denies an entry due to having no body by claiming himself as Aku's number 1 assassin only for the sailor to point out another sign by revealing that he is now demoted to the third best. [[SmallNameBigEgo Scaramouche]] is rather distraught at this.






* A bizarre case of DiplomaticImpunity as well as this trope. Back around the late 80's when Music/JamesBrown was called the "Ambassador of Soul'', his wife tried to invoke diplomatic immunity to avoid her traffic charges. It didn't work.

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* A bizarre case of DiplomaticImpunity as well as this trope. Back around the late 80's '80s when Music/JamesBrown was called the "Ambassador of Soul'', his wife tried to invoke diplomatic immunity to avoid her traffic charges. It didn't work.


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-->--''Chickens'', ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''

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-->--''Chickens'', ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''
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->'''Bojack''': Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity Bojack Hoseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\
'''Officer Meow-Meow Fuzzyface''': Well, you ''are'' famous, so you're all free to go.
-->--''Chickens'', ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''

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->'''Bojack''': ->'''[=BoJack=]:''' Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity Bojack Hoseman, [=BoJack=] Horseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\
'''Officer Meow-Meow Fuzzyface''': Fuzzyface:''' Well, you ''are'' famous, so you're all free to go.
-->--''Chickens'', ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' movie, where the judge pardons the heroes, proclaiming that "celebrities are above the law".

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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' movie, where the judge pardons the heroes, proclaiming that "celebrities are above the law". What sells the joke is this is ''after'' Bullwinkle spends his whole defense argument confessing to every crime the duo had committed and inviting punishment so that "the healing may begin."


->'''Bojack''':Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity Bojack Hoseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\

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->'''Bojack''':Listen ->'''Bojack''': Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity Bojack Hoseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\

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->'''Bojack''':Listen up, everybody, I, famous celebrity Bojack Hoseman, have an announcement. I'm gonna have to ask you to drop all charges against my friends on account of me being a celebrity. We gracefully accept the requisite slap on the wrist and a brief, but ultimately pointless trial on the court of public opinion. Good Day.\\
'''Officer Meow-Meow Fuzzyface''': Well, you ''are'' famous, so you're all free to go.
-->--''Chickens'', ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''



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* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': In "Vacation", Grizzly tries to get a stressed-out, overworked Nom Nom through an airport in disguise so he can get to a spa resort. When the stewardess won't let Nom Nom on the plane, he gets mad and tells her he's the web-famous celebrity Nom Nom the koala. Unfortunately, he accidentally activates the intercom while trying to brow-beat her, and ends up blabbing his identity to nearly everyone in the airport. Cue [[EveryoneChasingYou wacky chase scene]].


* The whole episode of "False Arrest" of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' revolves around this. Buddy Goodrich is beloved, but in reality, he is like most celebrities - arrogant and very mean. He even tries to start with Carl Winslow. And when he's arrested, tries to bribe him to get out, but fails.

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* The whole episode of "False Arrest" of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' revolves around this. Buddy Goodrich is beloved, beloved on television, but in reality, he is like most celebrities - [[NiceCharacterMeanActor arrogant and very mean. mean]]. He even tries to start a fight with Carl Winslow.Winslow when Carl approached him over parking in a handicapped spot. And when he's arrested, tries to bribe him to get out, but fails.


* The whole episode of "False Arrest" of ''Series/FamilyMatters" revolves around this. Buddy Goodrich is beloved, but in reality, he is like most celebrities - arrogant and very mean. He even tries to start with Carl Winslow. And when he's arrested, tries to bribe him to get out, but fails

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* The whole episode of "False Arrest" of ''Series/FamilyMatters" ''Series/FamilyMatters'' revolves around this. Buddy Goodrich is beloved, but in reality, he is like most celebrities - arrogant and very mean. He even tries to start with Carl Winslow. And when he's arrested, tries to bribe him to get out, but failsfails.

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* The whole episode of "False Arrest" of ''Series/FamilyMatters" revolves around this. Buddy Goodrich is beloved, but in reality, he is like most celebrities - arrogant and very mean. He even tries to start with Carl Winslow. And when he's arrested, tries to bribe him to get out, but fails


* The British series ''Series/SWAG'' had a "Celebrity Crime" segment involving some celebrities trying to use their status to get away with relatively petty crimes.

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* The British series ''Series/SWAG'' ''Series/{{SWAG}}'' had a "Celebrity Crime" segment involving some celebrities trying to use their status to get away with relatively petty crimes.


* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** This trope is frequently discussed by Snape, who seems to be under the impression that Harry will use his fame as the person who defeated Lord Voldemort when he was just a baby to try and escape punishment. Harry doesn't do anything of the sort.

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''Literature/HarryPotter'': This trope is frequently discussed by Snape, who seems to be under the impression that Harry will use his fame as the person who defeated Lord Voldemort when he was just a baby to try and escape punishment. Harry doesn't do anything of the sort.

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