Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You weigh in on Tyson's upcoming show

I got quite a response, both here and on the link I put on Facebook, to Saturday's post about Mike Tyson's upcoming one-man show.  As I was writing that post, I thought of someone else as well.  So did a couple of readers.
"Same goes for KOBE THE RAPIST as well!"

"I was just about to get on here and agree with all you said and then go into my tirade about Kobe the Rapist Bryant. Every time I see his smug mug on TV I want to puke. I can't stand the Lakers and have lost respect for certain friends who rather say "well, he wasn't convicted" than look at the facts. I KNOW THE FAMILY OF THE GIRL WHO WAS RAPED. Rape is when someone forces you to have sex against your will. It doesn't matter if you said yes once, it doesn't matter if you change your mind and say no, when you are brutally attacked by someone as you are screaming "NO! STOP!", its called RAPE. And I speak from experience being raped myself as a teenager (age 14). These assholes don't deserve to be making so much money as celebrities - but that's our society. Who cares as long as they play sports well or have good stories to tell.  As for the LAPD doing that to Mike - if that's true, its disgusting and they should all be fired."
Don't get me started on Kobe.  And how about Michael Jackson?
"Michael Jackson certainly fooled a lot of people. You may remember he was considering doing a long-term Las Vegas gig after he escaped his child rape charge."
 That's a tough one for me.  He may have been enough of an oddball that he... jeez, I can't even finish the sentence.  I just don't know.
"Can't imagine going to his show....he is a despicable human being. Makes me think of OJ's supporters, who loved him and sought out his company, knowing his probable guilt. The cult of personality."
OJ is another one who makes me want to puke.  For years, my mother would say, "Well, he may be innocent.  They never found the killer," until we finally told her if she keeps that shit up, we're gonna put her in a home. 
"There are a million things in this world to make jokes about. Rape and pedophilia should always be left out of any kind of joke. I mean Tyson bit off an ear in a fight...that's comedy. Tyson getting a show is also comedy, because who the hell would ever believe that big man with a face tattoo and a mickey mouse voice was ever a fighter. Which may explain the reason he had to "take" it since no woman would sleep with Squeaky "No Nuts" Mcsqueakerson. And now that I broke my own rule, I say... no he doesn't deserve more publicity and I hope that people are smart enough to boycott him, forcing him to return under the rock he crawled out from under."

You know, I wondered about Tyson's voice, too.  He's not exactly, um, "speaker material."

Some people have a much more open mind than I do.

"Watch his movie...I had no interest in seeing it, but was forced to. Was actually interesting. Made me rethink. Remember two sides to every story."
 Okay, I know he had a rough childhood, blah, blah.  A lot of people did.  But they don't end up raping and beating.  I'm more in agreement with this comment:
"I find that there's usually only one side to the story of rape and that's the one the victim plays over and over in her head for years after the assault."
Here's another reader with a perspective I just can't embrace.

"Let's not be so quick to judge. He paid is debt to society by going to prison (as judged by peers in society), so that is perhaps the rationale for not mentioning the rape as a regret. I'm *not* trying to justify the behavior, but perhaps that's why he didn't mention that as top of mind.

Call me judgmental.  That's not a news flash.  I don't buy the "debt to society" crap.
"As someone who's been raped not once, not twice but three times, by three different men, in three totally different venues, I can assure you... a rapists' life goes on in their own sick world to further their demented mind, while the raped are left to deal with the aftermath their whole lives, tainting EVERY relationship they EVER have. There is nothing a rape victim can put behind them! Where a rapist can do his time, and move on with their lives."
Here's a couple more.
"My problem with all who commit heinous acts - when do we stop forgiving and providing approval for their "contrition" and begin saying enough is enough GFY?"

"This new show makes Jersey Shore seem like a better way to spend 40 mins."
And finally...
"People forget fast don't they?! Plus, HE'S A MAN. MEN get away with shit ALL THE TIME!!!! Someone should start a boycott of his show."
I don't want to man bash, but can you think of a female equivalent? 

Thank you for all your comments.  And by the way, I will go to my grave believing Anita Hill is not a liar.  We have a Supreme Court justice who's a pig as well.






8 comments:

Barbara said...

Yep, you opened a big ole can of worms with that one :)

Tender Heart Bear said...

Linda I agree with you all the way. Anyone that can rape someone should be put away for life so they know how the other person feels no matter who they are. It is a bunch of BS that these people can get away with it.

I am sorry it happened to you!♥

R. Jacob said...

Ann Coulter gets my vote as the most evil woman on the planet.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

NO, Tender Heart! I wasn't the one who was raped--that was a comment from a reader. Whew--better get that straight!

Debbie said...

GREAT POST LINDA! All the aforementioned men (Kobe, Tyson, etc., et al.) are wealthy, powerful, narcissistic men who have $$$$$ and endless resources (publicists and the best attoneys). In Kobe's case the victim dropped her case because of the emotional toll and the way Kobe's machine were dragging her entire life through the garbage. Typical defense. She wasn't a virgin, therefore she's a whore. UGH. I have plenty of stories I could share about this topic but no one wants to read a book. Suffice it to say, men are much stronger than women. All a man has to do is hold your arms down and in a hot second there's a dick in you. That is called rape. Unfortunately, unless you have the "act" videotaped and you've had the shit beaten out of you, you will not be heard, believed, etc., et al. That is why rape is still the most under reported crime. Women pay a very high price for speaking out. Just look at the Georgetown law student, her talk on birth control and Rush THE FAT PIG Limbaugh. WOMEN ARE PEOPLE TOO DAMN IT!!!! Until men are routinely butt-f***d by other men, rape will continue to be a terrible act committed against women. BECAUSE MEN RUN THE WORLD AND WE WOMEN SHOULD RUN IT INSTEAD!
OK. I'm done.
XOXO
luv you!
Deb

Mike Dennis said...

And let's not forget Roman Polanski, who raped and drugged a 13-year-old girl, but has been conveniently exonerated in Hollywood. As Whoopi Goldberg so eloquently put it: "Well, it wasn't rape-rape."

That's certainly comforting.

I know, I know, the victim has said she doesn't want him prosecuted, but you know, the victim doesn't get to make that call in our justice system. Rapists belong behind bars, not in the salons of Europe.

Mike Dennis said...

And let's not forget Roman Polanski, who raped and drugged a 13-year-old girl, but has been conveniently exonerated in Hollywood. As Whoopi Goldberg so eloquently put it: "Well, it wasn't rape-rape."

That's certainly comforting.

I know, I know, the victim has said she doesn't want him prosecuted, but you know, the victim doesn't get to make that call in our justice system. Rapists belong behind bars, not in the salons of Europe.

Debbie said...

Agree with you Mike. Hollywood is great at looking the other way. Woody Allen ... another perv. Very talented director, YES. And a sick F**K.