What? For what god forsaken reason would there be for making them face stricter penalties? Let’s start from the beginning. How do you define a celebrity? What makes the distinction from celebrity and normal everyday person? Seriously, why should celebrities face stricter penalties? The only response that makes an inkling of sense is because it impacts other people and influences their decisions, but this is a terrible argument. Well, my favorite actor decided to kill someone, so I’m going to too. If I’m going to kill someone I’m not going to do it because someone I admire did it. I’m going to do it because I want to kill someone. Even if there was strong evidence that some crime influenced people to do criminal actions, it would be immoral to punish someone more because of it. If a celebrity kills someone and an average person kills someone, they have done equally terrible things. Just because the ramifications of the celebrities actions indirectly impact other people more doesn’t mean the celebrity did something worse.