Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Michael Phelps : Still a role model

Now that Michael Phelps has shown himself to be yet another idiot celebrity athlete, he is winning some great supporters.

Their argument ?
"Kellogg's had no problem signing up Phelps when he had a conviction for drunk driving, an illegal act that could actually have killed someone," said Rob Kampia, the group's executive director. "To drop him for choosing to relax with a substance that's safer than beer is an outrage, and it sends a dangerous message to young people."

Yeah, right. The better message for young people - according to this argument - is "stop drinking beer, relax with marijuana instead". How about teaching them that both alcohol and drugs should be avoided ? Of course that would be so old fashioned.

I am not at all surprised that a celebrity is smoking pot. But putting himself in this situation - after a drunk driving conviction - is still perplexing, in spite of being typical.

At least Phelps should be relieved. Not everyone is dissing him - he is still a role model for some !

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