April 6, 2010 by esarsea
I’m not much for the whole pop culture-hollywood gossip-tabloid scene. I tend to leave that to, well…the people who enjoy it. I guess there’s no harm in celebrity idol, as long as it’s not taken to extemes (think Mark David Chapman).
However something caught my eye today that sent me running here.
The “Hollywood” marriage of actress Sandra Bullock and biker Jesse James has been in the news lately, after allegations surfaced that Jesse had gone, Tiger on Sandra. It’s been on the cover of every magazine at the grocery store checkstand for a while now.
It’s become such an item of public interest that it was a recent topic of discussion among the hosts of ABC’s The View – a program that targets the daytime TV and soap opera demographic.
While discussing the alleged affairs, Whoppi Goldberg (a hostess on the show) made the following statements on national TV:
“It’s nobody’s fault. Maybe he was looking for something different…Hey, listen. I did it five or six times. Yes I screwed around. Yes, while I was married. Yeah, it happens sometimes…maybe he wanted something wonderful in his life…”
At the risk of sounding like an out-of-touch grumpy old prude, Whoopi is a poster-child for the moral decay of our country. Her cavalier comments, dismissing marital infidelity as if it was equivalent to leaving the toilet seat up, stunned me. If I was a member of the gay community (for whom Whoopi has championed equal rights), I’d be less than happy. I wouldn’t want a spokesperson with Whoopi’s apparent value system speaking for my cause, when I was fighting for acceptance in society and trying to overcome the fears and objections of mainstream America.
Whoopi, put the seat down – and close the hole.