The celebrity magazines and supermarket tabloids are definitely all abuzz with the latest sleazy escapades of the rich and famous. Larry King cheating on his wife with her younger sister…Steven Seagal is being sued for sexual harassment and keeping sex slaves…Big Ben Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault of a college girl…I guess boys will be boys, right?
The regular Celebrity Corner post is going to be a bit different this week. All of us have been reading or seeing stories in the media lately about all the cheating going on and I have to say it’s just taken on a life of it’s own, this adulterous behavior, and so I wanted to address it and get your thoughts on the matter.
Show of hands, how many of you think cheating on your spouse or loved one is just fine and certainly warranted in most situations? One, two, three, four….wow, you guys are really open-minded about this! And how about the ladies? Anyone? No? Hmmm. I’m sensing a pattern here.
Seriously, there is some kind of mental meltdown going on and it’s really blowing my mind. Does it seem like guys in the celebrity world are just getting creepier and cheating a whole lot more on their women lately? What the hell? What is this all about? Is there some type of cosmic radiation that’s affecting the brain chemistry of certain male politicians, athletes and celebrity types? Are we ready yet to finally proclaim that 2010 is officially the Year of the
Experts will tell you there are a lot of reasons why people cheat. They point to things like ego-embellishment, peer pressure, the idea that they can get away with it, a sense of entitlement, opportunistic sex and a general desire to satisfy their craving or curiosity for different sex. While all those are most certainly true, there’s an underlying reason we can’t dismiss as well. They are assholes.
Unfortunately it’s going to take a lot more tragedies like the death of retired Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair and the maiming of John Bobbitt before some guys get the message that, besides being morally wrong and a heinous slap in the face of your spouse or girlfriend, plus the possible loss of millions of dollars in endorsement deals, cancelled television shows and so forth, that cheaters never win.
Karma has a means of getting its vengeance on you in ways you can’t imagine. And Tiger, man, I would hate to be you right now.