You know, when this first came on the news, I thought so what, who cares. It’s none of our business and it shouldn’t be news. Tiger Woods! I figured something was up. Who’s driving like that in their driveway in the early AM like that but figured, hey, we all fight with our spouse from time to time. Leave him alone for heaven’s sake. Let them have a fight in private!
But, sadly we all know now, he’s messed up pretty good and I personally feel he’s a fool to have texted and left his voice on voicemail and sent emails. Even the great and powerful Tiger Woods can’t get past technology.
I didn’t really think to much of it until I watched The View this morning and pretty much all the ladies had a different view of things and it did leave me wondering what the heck!
One of them (Whoopie Goldberg) thought be it celeb, sports star, musician or movie star, all have a right to privacy and the right to live their lives the way they want to and they didn’t ask anyone to fall in love with them and choose them to model their life after. That no matter what, this is nobody else’s business. Okay, I agree with that.
Then another (Shari Shepard) said that being an athlete like this, many young kids watch him/them and emulate them and want to be like them so why would they break the moral laws of life and that they are setting a bad example to their young fans. Okay, I agree with that too!
Then another (Joy Behar) said she knows that if she wears a bikini to the beach, someone is going to take a picture of her big ass (her words, not mine) so she just knows better than to wear a bikini to a beach. She avoids it because she is a celeb and knows what will happen. Once again, I agree. I’m really flip flopping now!
These were the three main views and the other two (Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasslebeck) were a combination of all three. It took me back to when my boys had role models. They were Hershel Walker, Walter Payton, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan and many MANY Viking players and baseball and basketball players over the years. While I think yes, these are just mortal men but I do have to say, I wanted them to be a good role model to my children. People who lived life right and obeyed the laws of man and God. But did they “owe” me that? Was it their “fault” my kids looked up to them? Did they “owe” them anything? We put them on a pedestal but was that our choice or theirs and if they chose this kind of life, should they be expected to behave in a certain way?
I do feel we are “owed” a little. It’s our money that’s going to pay for the tickets to watch them play. It’s our money going to buy their jersey’s or albums or whatnot. Do they owe nothing to society or are they just doing a job like you and I?
Do you feel that anyone, celeb or musician or athlete should have to behave in a certain way because young people are following them or do you feel they owe us nothing?
I’l tell you one thing, I wouldn’t want one of my kids or grandkids to have a Michael Vick jersey.