Celebrity Double-Standards

Robin Hanson compares:

While we may not hold athletes to the high of standards we hold politicians, we clearly hold them to higher standards than musicians...For our distant ancestors, athletic skill was much closer to political power. Small forager bands feared that the few most physically powerful members would attempt to dominate the band by force. Foragers had much less reason to fear domination by the few most musical folks in the band. So it made sense for foragers to hold athletes to higher moral standards than musicians.

So I suspect our tendency to hold athletes to higher standards than musicians is a holdover from our forager days...