I suppose awareness and maturity is kinda a factor?
Like this is going to sound crazy but, if I were Chris-Chan, and given my living conditions and general reputation- I would gladly take a role like that, if I knew better, because it'd earn my money and I could lift myself and my dumb aunt out of what's basically a shithole. Sure people would be laughing, but I'd be taking their money for it (Which is kinda the point of some Comedians), and pride is a silly thing sometimes, especially when others factor into the picture. Stinky could've helped his family, and hell if he made millions just donated the money to charity or something if he didn't want to be rich and famous. I guess I don't consider him selfish for not doing that, or helping himself, but Pride is a fickle and silly things sometimes. Who cares if people are laughing at you when your family is fed and you helped someone elsewhere? Aren't those people kinda pieces of shit if they know that?
Chris is a bad example because he'd never do that though. He's made tens of thousands of dollars just selling his Sonichu memorabilia and crafts (His 'Holy Grail' Sonichu papermache totem sold for 1,500$) and just blew it on videogame shit.
What's your passion and life worth I guess? What's 'worth' to you? Obviously there's a gray thin line, but if you had absolutely nothing to live for- Wouldn't you sell your organs and join the army or something where you'll probably to die and pocket the money to a loved one or the needy? I don't know, I'm generally not one for egotism although it shouldn't be completely disregarded.