"Most pretty girls aren't funny."

When Joseph Gordon-Levitt uttered these words at a Comic-Con panel in July, it was hard to take.

When certain other celebrities make obnoxious remarks about women on a consistent basis -- (Cough, Daniel Tosh, cough, Adam Carolla), we're unsurprised. However, JGL always seemed like one of the good ones, someone we could safely harbor a wildly unrealistic crush on without guilt.

Joe has since retracted his statement and apologized, and we've begun to sort of like him again. A little. But it got us thinking about other male celebrities we've adored who haven't always lived up to our expectations. What's a woman to do when her celebrity boyfriend lets her down? In some cases, you can forgive -- or at least choose to forget. But for others, that deliciously unrequited love is lost forever.

Thank god for Ryan Gosling. Hey girl, he'd never let us down.

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  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is unquestionably adorable. He writes <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSq1cez_flQ" target="_hplink">songs with Zooey Deschanel</a> and used to be that awkward kid on "3rd Rock From The Sun." But at Comic-Con this July, <a href="http://jezebel.com/5927124/joseph-gordon+levitt-says-most-pretty-girls-arent-funny-our-vaginas-sigh-with-disappointment" target="_hplink">Joseph Gordon-Levitt</a> tried to compliment co-star Emily Blunt, and instead insulted women. Someone asked him what it was like to work with Blunt and his response was: "She's funny ... and let's face it, most pretty girls aren't funny." Fail, JGL. Fail. He has since <a href="http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/2012-07-19/joseph-gordon-levitt-apologizes-for-pretty-girls-arent-funny-comment-but-in-case-he-needs-a-refresher/" target="_hplink">clarified and apologized</a>, but the poor choice of words still makes us sad. Let's just pretend it never happen and get on with our collective imaginary love affair.

  • Hugh Grant

    It's hard not to be a little bit charmed by Hugh Grant. I mean ... "Sense and Sensibility"? "Notting Hill"? "Love Actually"? But of course in real life, he's done some not-so-charming things. His most famous mess-up occurred in <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/cheating-ex-hugh-grant-consoles-liz-hurley/story-e6frf96o-1225972131155" target="_hplink">1995 when he was arrested</a> with a prostitute, while he was in a relationship with Elizabeth Hurley. Ugh.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods always seemed like a stand-up, slightly geeky guy. He attended Stanford University, became the youngest player to achieve a career "Grand Slam" and manages to pull off polo shirts. Unfortunately any affection we had for him vanished in 2009 when the news broke that he had <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/07/tiger-woods-mistress-coun_n_383441.html" target="_hplink">cheated on wife Elin Nordegren</a> with multiple women. All you can really say is ... ugh. <em><strong>CORRECTION:</strong> An earlier version of this slide stated that Tiger Woods graduated from Stanford University. He attended for two years.</em>

  • Tom Cruise

    Pretty much everything about Tom Cruise turns us off to him ... but due to his epic turn as Jerry Maguire, we just can't shake him completely. He <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK3XqGAhqaM&feature=related" target="_hplink">had us at hello</a> -- and that's how we'll choose to selectively remember him.

  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt has long been one of Hollywood's golden gods. And he's still as good-looking now as he was two decades ago. However, he also cheated on then-wife Jennifer Aniston with current fiancee Angelina Jolie. So ... that was pretty uncool.

  • Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps won six gold medals at the 2004 Olympics and eight in 2008. Who wasn't a little -- or a lot -- in awe of him? Then we realized he is generally kind of a doofus. He even <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/five_ring_circus/2012/07/24/michael_phelps_is_the_swimming_champion_the_biggest_jerk_at_the_olympics_.html" target="_hplink">demanded a VIP section</a> (separate from his teammates) when the American Olympic team went out to a club during the 2008 games. And he dated former beauty queen <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2009/05/carrie-prejean-spotted-topless-again-with-michael-phelps/" target="_hplink">Carrie Prejean</a> -- another doofus.

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck is <a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/actor-activist-ben-affleck-urges-us-to-help-drc-117700728/157628.html" target="_hplink">an activist</a>, a fabulous writer an a compelling actor. What's not to love? His only flaw seems to be that he allegedly began a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/cheating-celebrities-who_n_1571743.html#slide=1060196" target="_hplink">relationship with J-Lo</a> (yeah, remember "Bennifer"?) before the pop artist was divorced. Not terrible, but not great. We'll let that one slide, Ben. You, Jennifer Garner and your kids are way cute.

  • Christian Bale

    Any man that can star in "Newsies," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Batman" is hard to resist. (I mean... he's the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av77_epf3l4" target="_hplink">"King of New York."</a>) Our crush on Bale faltered back in 2009 when he <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/81964/christian-bale-f-bombs-terminator-set-it-was-just-a-moment-assistant-director-says" target="_hplink">flipped out at the Director of Photography</a> on the set of "Terminator: Salvation." However, it started to come back after seeing the photos of his <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/christian-bale-aurora-victims-shooting-dark-knight_n_1699662.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HP%2FEntertainment+(Entertainment+on+The+Huffington+Post)" target="_hplink">visit with victims of the Aurora shooting</a>.