Tuesday, December 8, 2009
"Bet we could do a whole thread about Tiger Woods"
Most aren't all that interested in Tiger Woods' situation (maybe even sick of hearing about his problem), but his situation brings in a lot of other issues that come into question, and one of them is his right to privacy. Another is the question of 'why'. Being a celebrity comes with a high price. They not only have more 'opportunities' to get off track than the rest of us, but they also often pay a lot higher price than those with so much less to lose.
Tiger definitely has a lot to lose. To start, there's his devoted (past tense, I guess) wife and two babies. Then there's all that endorsement money that he makes, which is apparently a lot more money than he makes golfing. He's also lost the respect of those people who care about such things. I'm sure the list goes on and on. To me, the most interesting question to hear him answer would be: Was it worth it? Although I'm sure he never expected to be caught. I'm not sure he had any control either, given the way he was thinking at the time. Still, it must be pretty embarrasing, and his words may not be as valuable this month, as they were last month.
"Sorry, Tiger. When you make millions of dollars by putting yourself in the public eye in golf and make even more money from endorsements, you don’t get a “simple, human measure of privacy.”
One of the recurring questions involving celebrities and politicians is: What is their right to privacy?
Once you become a public figure — which you become by participating in newsworthy events such as sports or by accepting a job in public office — you forsake the same right to privacy that other people may enjoy." Sorry Tiger – you traded your right to privacy away
Tiger Woods TV Ads Disappear After Reports of Affairs
Posted by Chloe at 7:40 PM