Good. I’m glad. It’s become a feeding frenzy on the famous, whether talented or talentless. It’s tiring and disheartening to watch We the People concentrate so much more on who’s bangin whom as opposed to why there’s credit card companies issuing cards with interest rates of over 70%.

What brought this to mind was Tiger Woods. Tiger, Tiger, Tiger, you sir are a fool. You started believing your own hype. You thought you were indestructible, invincible, maybe even godlike. But the quicker the American builds an idol, the more s/he wants to watch him fall.

Tiger Woods

Once Tiger and all of his indiscretions pranced across the screens, I kept hearing people discussing how good it was that he was losing contracts, being publicly mauled for his personal life.

I don’t agree. Yes, I think he obviously a horrible husband. You can’t have over a dozen affairs and still be seen as a “good man.” His game was weak with text messages like, quiet and secretively we will always be together. when was the last time you got laid [NY Post]. He picked woman he felt wouldn’t run in his social circles, which was smart. On the other hand, you’re going to pick reality t.v. stars? Porn stars, Tiger? These are women who will do anything to find their way on the small screen into some press. You didn’t think you dalliances into these foul tributaries would stay dammed up? C’mon now! So, yes, Tiger is a short-sighted cheater. A man ruled more by his prick then good sense and solid character. And he makes me wish he had a different last name.

That being said, do I feel his marital indiscretions should have anything to do with his livelihood? No, I don’t. Not in the slightest.

I’m not sure why there’s a moral barometer set when discussing people in the public eye. If the argument is that children look up to them, then I’d say maybe teach children that these people are  JUST people, and they can do bad things, and just because they’re on television or can golf your face off, doesn’t mean they are who you look up to.

You don’t have to be sober to be an excellent writer.

You don’t have to be drug-free to win an Oscar.

In short, you don’t have to play a clean fight to win. Is that fair? Maybe not. Is it life? Definitely.

Instead of being so concerned with what these bobble heads are doing in their personal life, watch the movie, listen to the song, enjoy their game, but don’t expect super humans beyond reproach. They’re only people, who have found their niche. They will screw, and screw up. If you feel personally betrayed because someone has been found as morally corrupt, and you just watch him/her on the tv with the rest of us, maybe it’s time to pull back and take a nice long breathe of reality.

They’re just entertainers.

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