Who Gets Spanked and Who Doesn’t?

Do you remember the denunciations against Kanye West after the Taylor Swift incident?

I think both these guys have substance abuse problems and possibly mental illness concerns.  Interesting who gets used as an example and the tone of the criticism.

Does President Obama feel the need to weigh in on Sheen?  Is Sheen’s suggestion that he “unravels really quickly” sufficient? Is there secret admiration for Sheen?

I don’t think it’s only about race but some of it is.  It’s also got to be about who we’re willing to forgive.  And who we think needs to dance, jig and grovel.

Rep. Joe Wilson shouts out “You lie” then issues a lukewarm apology.  People no longer talk about it.  Kanye West’s escapade pops up again and again.

Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Michael Richards (Seinfeld)?  No lasting consequences until and unless things get egregiously and unignorably out of hand. And even then …

Inquiring minds want to know.


About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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