Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sorry, I don't find convicted rapists entertaining

I'm not making this up.  According to a recent article in the Las Vegas Sun, Mike Tyson is set to debut a one-man show on April 13 at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theater.  In "Mike Tyson:  Undisputed Truth -- Live on Stage" Tyson will be telling stories from his life.  The show is booked to run through April 18 and tickets range from $91 to $499.

Can I remind you that Tyson was CONVICTED OF RAPE in 1992 and spent three years in prison?  That he used to beat the shit out of Robin Gibbons?  Nice guy.

Maybe he'll tell this story in his show, relayed in the Sun's article:
"The cops pulled me over one day; I was all drunk and high on cocaine, and I told the cops I was lost and couldn't find my way around, and the cops drove me to the party. The cop who pulled me over, he says, 'You were great in "Hangover," and he drove me to the dope house, to a party.

"Oh, God. I had no license.  I had nothing.  It was crazy!  But he drove me there, and then he told the guy at the door, 'You make sure Mike gets home.'"
I guess some people are just above the law.  It was the LAPD, by the way.  That's what we want from our law enforcement, right?  Taxpayers in LA must be thrilled to see their money spent on that cop's salary.

Here's my favorite piece of the article:
"People want to know, 'What's one of your biggest regrets?' Wow, that ear-biting thing, that was a pretty big one!" he says.
Oh, really?  NOT FUCKING RAPING SOMEONE? (Excuse me while I channel Sam Kinison.)  Not keeping an eye on your 4-year-old daughter so she wouldn't strangle herself on the cord of a treadmill?  Did they make the Top 10 of your regret list?

It makes me sick that anyone could support such a show.  Now excuse me while I wipe the projectile vomit from my monitor.  


Debbie said...

DITTO!!!!!!! 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.

luv ya!

Anonymous said...

And of course who can forget about MICHAEL JACKSON: DRUG ADDICT & CHILD MOLESTER!

Mimi said...

Well said, Linda.
And well said Barbara.

Taradharma said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Tender Heart Bear said...

It just happened at the college here that my daughter goes to. Some guy walked in the girls bathroom behind a girl and raped her. This is while school is going on and my daughter was there in class. That really scares me it could have happened to my daughter.