22 Horrible, Problematic, Or Downright Illegal Things TV Characters Got Away With

    The gang from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia should be locked up for life.

    Recently, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us some problematic things TV characters have done without suffering any consequences. Here are the wildest results:

    🚨 There are some spoilers ahead!🚨

    Warning: This post contains references to sexual assault and violence.

    1. On It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, there is a running list of crimes committed by the gang, including but not limited to distributing alcohol to minors, driving under the influence, illegal possession of a fire arm, sexual assault, harassment, welfare fraud, drug trafficking, animal abuse, robbery, and manslaughter.

    2. On Riverdale, Betty Cooper blackmails Cheryl with a tape of her brother's death so Cheryl will testify in favor of F.P. Jones.

    Betty cooper blackmailing Cheryl

    3. On Shameless, Debbie rapes her boyfriend and lies about taking birth control to have a baby.

    Debbie's boyfriend telling her she date-raped him

    4. On Scandal, Olivia Pope killed Vice President Andrew Nichols with a metal chair, made Luna Vargas decide between suicide pills and being shot, and executed the plane explosion that killed Farid Rashad and his niece Yasmeen.

    Olivia Pope forcing Luna to decide between suicide pills and bullets

    5. Also on Scandal, Fitz risked countless lives by sending the nation to war in an attempt to rescue Olivia from her kidnappers.

    President Fitz holding a press conference to declare war on West Angola

    6. On 90210, Annie Wilson killed a person while driving drunk and fled the scene.

    Annie hitting someone in her car and driving away

    7. On Glee, Sue Sylvester committed many atrocities, including drugging Principal Figgins, telling him they had sex, and blackmailing him into destroying glee club once and for all.

    Sue threatening to expose Principal Figgins after waking up in bed together

    8. On Gossip Girl, Chuck Bass sexually assaulted Jenny and Serena and was willing to sell his girlfriend, Blair, to his uncle for ownership of a hotel.

    Serena and Dan yelling for Chuck to get off of Jenny

    9. On Grey's Anatomy, Izzie Stevens cut a patient's LVAD wire in order to move him higher up on the transplant list.

    Izzie saying she's stopping his heart before cutting the LVAD wire

    10. Also on Grey's Anatomy, Dr. Burke lied about having a tremor, and his girlfriend, Cristina Yang, operated for him during surgeries rather than coming clean.

    Dr. Bailey asking Dr. Webber what their punishment will be and Dr. Webber revealing that there will be no "justice" for Dr. Yang and Dr. Burke

    11. On The Vampire Diaries, characters kill innocent people with no consequences.

    Three "Vampire Diaries" deaths

    12. On Once Upon a Time, Regina manipulated Graham into a relationship with dark magic and later killed him by crushing his heart and passing it off as a heart attack.

    Regina crushing Graham's heart

    13. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina consistently makes sexual advances toward her superior officer.

    Gina telling Terry to wrap his thick, muscular arms around her to demonstrate how to shoot at the gun range

    14. On Criminal Minds, Elle Greenaway murdered an unsub and planted a gun on his body.

    Elle shooting a man in cold blood

    15. On Pretty Little Liars, Ezra Fitz dated a 15-year-old student, despite being a 22-year-old teacher at her high school.

    16. On Glee, Rachel sent Sunshine to a crack house so she wouldn't audition for the glee club.

    Rachel giving Sunshine the address and directions for the "audition," when in reality she's sending her to an abandoned crack house

    17. On The Simpsons, Homer regularly strangles his son, Bart.

    Homer Simpson strangling Bart in their living room

    18. On House, Dr. House abuses Vicodin on the job, sexually harasses his boss, and sleeps with one of his employees.

    19. On Dead to Me, Detective Perez let Jen get away with murdering Steve, despite the unveiling of his body and a full confession.

    Detective Perez telling Jen she's bringing her home because she doesn't want to be a cop today, she want's to be a person

    20. On Friends, Ross and Rachel get caught by a group of schoolchildren lying naked in a museum exhibit.

    Rachel says she can't believe she's waking up next to Ross, and he says yeah, it's pretty unbelievable

    21. On How to Get Away With Murder, the characters, well, get away with murder.

    Oliver saying, "We all deserve hell"

    22. And on Pose, Elektra hid a body in her closet, her children disposed of the remains, and no one found out.

    Elektra and her children talking about how to dispose of the body

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here.