Celebrity sexcapades

Michael Jackson, Silvio Berlusconi, Bill Clinton, David Beckham, Shane Warne, David Letterman, Hugh Grant, Woody Allen, George Michael and many more but adding to the list of philanderers is Tiger Woods. How much does it affect their larger than life public image and brings encumbrance in professional goings thereafter? Do you hold it against them for having shattered your trust which entailed unrelenting idol-worship in some?

Well..somewhat or not really. If their achievements are mammoth then such waverings can be ignored by the fans (Let their spouses deal with it). How many people can achieve that kind of fame?  Music made MJ, his character did not, goes for all the achievers. If we love them for their works then why suddenly nullify everything and start judging them. I agree when we talk about them, we think about their follies too but at the same time have immense respect for their professional triumphs. – I know many might differ but that’s my viewpoint.

Why do so many of such rich, famous and powerful husbands cheat on their undeniably gorgeous wives? Or why do they indulge in transgressions when they have everything going right for them?  (We will discuss some other time why actually ALL men want to deviate regardless of rich or famous.) Or at least seems so to the entire world that everything is right and they hold the most enviable situation. Aren’t they supposed to be godly, infallible, super-heroes who follow a strict chastity regime that prevents their public image from tarnishing?

When we get all that we wanted or even in excess, what else is there to life? How does one get that extra kick or adrenaline rush that can keep them going? Definitely rich and famous men have bigger egos and require higher levels of excitement. Extra-marital affair can satiate that vacuum (read sexual appetite). Accomplished men are more likely to fall prey to temptations as it must be scattered around in plenty through die-hard fans. They then grab at that attention when there is slightest of low moments with even the most gorgeous wife. According to study- Men who cheat on their wives – and at least 30 percent do, and they do so out of boredom.

Some might be perverts by nature, I feel that about Berlusconi. Shane Warne keeps repeating his romps, shows he doesn’t care about his image, Bill Clinton can be happy to have a wonderful forgiving wife, Michael Jackson lived towards his end as an alleged paedophile, but today he is a legend. When heard about Tiger Woods, I was a bit shaken by, but I have almost immediately forgotten about it. We humans have a short lived memory too when it comes to celebs, we forgive and forget pretty fast.

Such revelations only reaffirms that a human being is erroneous, imperfect. If ones achievements supersedes everything else and commands respect it cannot be at any cost be discredited.

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PS: Would like to share some interesting comments which I read on various websites after Woods gave his statement.

  • The scandal is all about Woods’ character (or lack thereof): This is about his inflated ego and extreme selfishness. He’s only sorry because he got caught. This is a man with everything but character.
  • Woods is the perfect poster child for “the me generation!”
  • Why is it all these transgressors are never “sorry” until they are caught in the act?
  • He’s not a god. He’s a golfer. Prone to the same flaws as anyone else. The fact that a golfer has been turned into some kind of world-wide icon says far more about us than about him. And, yes, he is a celebrity, and he’s taken advantage of that as fully as he could. But that still doesn’t mean he should be punished any more than he already will be for giving in to a temptation untold millions have before him.
  • This business with Tiger Woods and his family and the most despicable women on the earth is not really worth all of the ink and air time. Are we really that blood thirsty and excited about this failure? It is like Rome and the Coliseum with the lions and gore. I think I hear cheering.
  • Go Tiger! LIfe life to the fullest. But choose better next time. Any woman who would let our yur phone messages is not worthy of your time. Having your friends is not the problem; it is your judgment on who those friends should be. But you are 33 and you have years to grow Life is not a dress rehersal; it is the real thing and you don’t get a second chancd to live a creative life. Keep your focus in your game And apply that same judgment to your affilliative life. I’m in your coner. We are in a new era and you are living as you should.
  • Oh yeah real bad in bed SO bad you kept doing it for like 31 months?
    The word of the day is TRAMP
  • We aren’t here to never make mistakes. We are here to learn from them.

A brilliant post by Pritish Nandy on the same lines. Must read ‘The Murder of a Sportsman

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3 Comments

  1. Men like Woods philander coz they dont the balls to fix the problems they already have….Character is not a gizmo that can be bought. It sucks that they have a 9 month old kid and a 2 yr old and ll this while he was humping another woman……..HIs wife will dump him like a rotten vegetable if she has a brain………

    All human beings want their ego to be boosted and itch to be scratched one way or other … It surprises me what the “quality of sex ” offered by the other woman might have been like 🙂 give that his wife is a model too ….
    Clearly money and looks dont solve the basic problems …
    Celebrities are screwed up for life once the fame gets into their head…

    • As i said philandering is not limited only to celebs..all men given a chance or none, will jump at the first opportunity (not talking from experience..im too lucky for that hehe). Men are polygamous in head if not by nature..which has again many reasons for..which if i start here as a reply can make for another post..:D
      “quality of sex” well anyways she seems to be a sexpert for trashing Woods performance publicly or may be Clooney can describe better…
      as far as his wife is concerned she will only get richer by $300 million according to pre-nup..
      again i am sad for him yaar..:(

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