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Arment Dietrich

This is how we pull our foot out of our mouths: This is how we shove the other one in

By: Arment Dietrich | March 14, 2007 | 
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Cheers to Isaiah Washington and Tim Hardaway.  I feel as if these past couple months, your lives were like a 1990s sitcom filled with the mistakes you made.  A few sad songs while you deal with the consequences, the turning point, “Oh my gosh, I learned an important life lesson,” and of course the uplifting piano ensemble as you hug it out with a “gay”.

Washington began his negative publicity late last year by getting into a fight with fellow co-star of Grey’s Anatomy Patrick Dempsey.  The cause of this fracas: Washington called another cast member, T.R. Knight, a “f—–“(homosexual) and Dempsey went gay rights on his ass.  (Cheers to Patrick Dempsey – hottie)  Washington later denied it in a news conference for the Golden Globe Awards, which prompted a Katherine Heigl attack saying Washington should never speak in public, ever.

Where does that leave Isaiah Washington?  Only to reflect inward, say he has a problem, find the nearest homosexual public relations professional, and seek help.  On a side note, good use of a gay PR agent because we all know a straight PR agent would NEVER come up with the idea of apologizing and seeking help.  None-the-less, Washington made the right choice in seeking help, both professionally as well as personally.  I somehow feel he got off the hook, but should he have?  Is he really getting help?

Tim Hardaway, former NBA basketball player, publicly announced that he “hates gay people” on Dan Le Batard’s sports radio show.  Cue the hard times.  The NBA would not associate itself with Hardaway and he was shunned from the NBA All-Star Break.  Hardaway apologized to his family, the NBA, and the gay community.  In an interview in ESPN’s Page 2, Hardaway speaks with his long-time friend about the effect this has had on him and his family.  He is hoping for both acceptance from the public, and to change his hateful ways.  Should we accept?

Now for shame!  Shame on you Ann Coulter and your playground lingo.  Here’s a hint.  When you make a mistake, don’t try to explain yourself by regressing to a time when you still had recess after lunch.  If I recall, on my playground, we also dared each other to eat bugs.  Not too smart. 

We all know what Ann Coulter said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘f—–’.”  While this created turmoil in the media, Coulter brushed the use of the word away by saying, “it has nothing to do with gays. It’s a school-yard taunt.”

Perhaps a book deal is in the works, Ms. Coulter.  Let’s call it, All the Words I Used On the Playground That Are Demeaning To Someone, But It’s All Right Now.  With the society going PC, why is it the celebrities are fouling up?  Don’t we look up to these people?  And should we let them off the hook?

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