So Tiger Woods cheated. What’s your problem?

20 02 2010

How is it the business of the whole world if the man cheated? He is good at a sport. Admittedly one I can never see the point of, but never mind that! As far as I am aware, it is not yet a skill that entails upholding Marriage. But, I get online today and see that millions have been waiting for this moment when he will say

“Many of you in this room are my friends. Many in this room know me. Many of you have cheered for me or you worked with me or you supported me. Now every one of you has good reason to be critical of me.”

One wonders how having sex with someone other than your primary partner is related to how good you are at a sport or a job. So Tiger Woods is not a good sportsman because he slept around? Oh is he just ‘not good’ because he cheated, and that means he is not a good golfer? Why can’t he just tell the Public, ‘what’s your problem if I want to sleep around? I’ll deal with it with my wife!’ ?

Is it only me or do you also wonder why people (including Tiger Woods) assume that

  • because you show them your golf (or your spot on diagnostic abilities, smooth management skills, blah blah) you have to reveal your sex life  as well?
  • sex is somehow a part of your professional life, even when you are not a sex worker, pimp or porn star?
  • sex is a conduit for your other personality characteristics – you can’t be honest, truthful, kind, etc to anyone else because you have now had sex with someone other than your spouse/partner/SO?

How about this for a press release?

‘Really, people. Find some drama of your own’.

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9 responses

20 02 2010
Vak

And for those of you who are interested, the title of the news article initially said ‘Tiger Woods admits failure’

20 02 2010
vatura

Ohhh… the preoccupations of the mainstream world! 🙂

20 02 2010
Vak

I don’t know if it is really only the mainstream world. Tiger Woods may be, but cheating as something colouring everything you are, certainly is something that is not only mainstream world.

20 02 2010
T

well i think the main problem was that he was a role model to a lot of people, mainly children aspiring to be like him. But i did think it was ridiculous the sheer _number_ of times he said sorry to the general public. But it’s the US, they thrive on scandal and melodrama.

20 02 2010
rice

i think his apology was totally staged anyway! maybe the sales of the products he’s endorsed started plumetting!

21 02 2010
Bhavini

Oh, I liked this post. There are places that handle celebrity sex with less scandalation! In France, for example, it’s possible to have sex and affairs without the nation going mad! Of course, women can’t cover in public places, but sex is OK!

22 02 2010
Vak

Yes, the USA really is quite prudish. Which would you prefer? Come to think of it I would rather have religious plurality

23 02 2010
Chaar~Max

The issue is that he’s in the Public Eye. And sleeping around is not considered the norm. Just like Shane Warne got stick for having a bit of fun.

Why he had to apologize so many times, is because just after each apology, they found out about another women he had slept with. -_-

24 02 2010
Vak

Maybe the Public Eye should grow up and learn that there is such a thing called a Personal Life which is generally only shared with friends and family, and that the Public Eye doesn’t have to go into the bedroom (or the backseat of the car or whatever).

And does one have to apologise per fuck and not for cheating in toto?

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