A few weeks ago I read an overly dramatic article about the end of Tiger Woods' career (one of many, sadly). Once upon a time he was a little Caublinasian kid that decided to forego college for a brilliant golf career. Years later he sleeps with a bunch of cocktail waitresses with stripper names, cheats on his wife, and now he is the guy whose entire life is in the toilet. His tarnished reputation means he will never win another Masters! His career is finished and he should be publicly shamed! Tiger's indiscretions are, for some reason, unforgivable in comparison to other jerk celebrities.
Everyone is so quick to demonize poor Tiger, but why is no one attacking someone like, oh I don't know, CHARLIE SHEEN? You know, that crazy offensive dude who BEATS HOOKERS? Why are we not more angry about that? Why is it that this guy verbally and physically abuses his wife and calls her a whore and yet somehow no one marks this as the demise of Two and a Half Men?* Yes, I understand that Charlie Sheen does not pretend to be an innocent, aw shucks golfer. But does that make him less of a terrible person? No! The answer is no! Embracing a "bad boy" (that description is so gross and sexual and it creeps me out to even say it because Charlie Sheen is chubby and mean) image should not absolve you of alcoholic rages and voicemail tirades. If you're gonna have a coke problem and be mean at least be Robert Downey Jr.!
*For the love of god, when will someone cancel this sitcom?!