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I’m sorry?

February 21, 2009

Don’t even bother apologizing anymore if you are a celebrity in our society.  I have heard more apologies from pro athletes, musicians, and politicians than I can muster over the past two decades.  From as far back as I can remember, a public figure was apologizing due to scrutiny they were under because of cheating and/or lying in the past.  Where to begin?  The OJ murder trial? Pete Rose betting scandal?  Michael Vick and the dog fighting? Everybody makes mistakes, and the root of all evil has to stop forcing themselves upon gossip.  Celebrities should by no means receive special treatment.  If they break the law, consequences should be suffered.  However, it is time for the media to focus their energy on meaningful topics.  The job of the press is to create a stir, but it seems as though there is a lot more pessimism in the spotlight.

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  1. Mr.Chipps permalink
    February 22, 2009 9:15 am

    I agree with your first statement. You’re right. Celebrities and politicians should not apologize to the public for their PRIVATE lives. Why should we, as people with our own private lives, expect this small group of people to say, “Sorry I slept with my daughter’s nanny”? It wouldn’t make much sense if one were to have an affair and then apologize to his neighbors (or the neighborhood in general), or go to some grocery outlet, set up a microphone and recite a written apology, would it? So why should they? Quite honestly, what celebrities and politicians do in their private lives is none of our business and they shouldn’t have to answer questions that shouldn’t have been asked in the first place.

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