Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Paper Tiger

The Tiger Woods saga appears to be falling further and further into the realm of tabloid scandal. So far we have a wrecked Escalade, a golf club wielding wife, two alleged mistresses, one damning voice mail, and a partridge in a pear tree. Rather than coming clean to the ever pressing media, Tiger has chosen to become more and more reclusive. He has prepared statements asking for his privacy to be respected over and over again, and has not made any public appearances since his accident. Tiger needs to learn that this is not the correct way to get the media off your back, and more importantly needs to understand that as a celebrity you can never truly lead a normal life.

Am I the only one that thinks Tiger has been acting like a little bitch lately? Don't get me wrong, I still love Tiger and I think that this dual mistress wrinkle in the story is awesome, but he is acting like a baby. He does not understand that when you are a celebrity, your life almost becomes property of the people in a way. In exchange for millions and millions of dollars, Tiger has to sacrifice his anonymity and privacy. People want to know what he is doing on a daily basis and he is obligated socially to share that. If it were me in this situation, no one would give a damn; but I don't make $100 million a year.

Think about it, if this happened to any other celebrity it would already have blown up way bigger than this, but Tiger is trying to stonewall people into making the story go away. It doesn't work that way. The media is going to get to the bottom of this one way or another and Tiger needs to realize that. The life of Tiger Woods is always going to be under a microscope and the more honest he is about it, the better off he will be in the long run. You can't hide forever Tiger!

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