But not everyone is so willing to forgive and forget.
Talk show host Montel Williams took to Twitter when he heard the news to vent his frustration and disgust with the reality star.
Sure, Denis Leary can take on life-threatening fires, but can he take on bears? The answer is no.
According to the man himself, Leary ignored wildlife warnings posted around his home in Connecticut, and the results were terrifying:
"5:30 on a Sunday morning about a month ago…I get up, (get a) hot cup of coffee, go outside, have a cigarette…I'm in my underwear, not a bright thing to do either. And like that, a bear pops up in the driveway out of the woods…It's a huge black bear…He's right in front of me."
And that’s not all Leary had to say on the subject:
"The first thing they say (is) make yourself big. Me in my underwear, I look like an even bigger toothpick…Bears will eat you because their cubs are nearby but they will also eat you if you're just an annoying guy…All of a sudden the bear looks at us and he just ambles off. I felt like I was a tall cow and I froze up."
The moral of the story is this:
Don’t ask Denis Leary about his bear encounters, unless you’re prepared to face the catastrophic consequence of having an image of Leary in his underwear etched into your poor brain forever.
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