I went to a link of the 2012 scandals and a lot of them I thought weren’t really scandal, just tattletaling, like little kids. I’m going to put down what I think was actual scandal, verified on the news.
I think the top scandal of 2012 was the Jerry Sandusky accusations. On June 22, 2012, Jerry was found guilty of 45 counts, of 48 charges, of molesting 10 young boys in a 15 year time span. This put a big black dot on Penn State. The whole school went down for this sick man’s ways. Joe Paterno, head coach of Penn state was fired. Supposedly he knew of Jerry’s actions and turned the other cheek. He was fired from Penn State after 64 years and 409 football victories. A statue, made in his honor was removed and put in a warehouse. They were also going to take back all the good the college had done before this. How can you take away 409 victories? These players worked hard to win those games. That’s nonsense. This had nothing to do with Jerry’s scandal. Notice I don’t say Mr. Sandusky…He doesn’t earn that title in my book. He earns no respect. He used young boys as his personal play things. Oh yeah, he denied everything. You don’t play shower tag with little boys. As a mother, I feel for them, they trusted him. He was an adult, a friend, someone they thought they could trust and he betrayed them. I think Jerry deserves everything the judge threw at him. Jerry Sandusky was proven to be a pedophile.
Lance Armstrong, after many years on the Tour DE France, was stripped of the 7 titles he had won. He is accused of taking steroids during this time. This makes me sad, so many people rooted for him, believed in him and he let them down. But really, how many other professionals are we going to see this happen to? I’m sure there are many, but it will take one person, who might get mad at their “friend” and tattletale to the authorities. This is usually how they get found out. There have been many players found to be using steroids, football players, Olympians, baseball players. Come on guys, if you’re going to play the game, don’t cheat, it is only hurting you. You’re teaching our little ones that this is the only way to win. Play fair, on your own talent, or get out of the game.
CIA director, David Petreous resigned after it was reported he had cheated on his wife with his autobiographer. What is wrong with these stupid people? Geez, can’t anyone work together without screwing around? I feel for his wife. I feel for men whose wives cheat on them. It’s not only your spouse you’re hurting, but if you have kids, they’re right in the middle.
The above is what I consider scandal. I have also read about, Princess Kate photographed naked in the French countryside…Please. What a person does in their private surroundings is their business, but then again, she is a princess, she should know she’s being watched.
The father of Halle Berry’s new child gets into a fight with Halle’s new boyfriend in front of the child. This was during a custody exchange. What was her new boyfriend doing there during this time which should be between Halle and the little girl’s father? This was Halle’s fault for not using her head.
One more….Lindsay Lohan made 2012 news for traffic accidents, alleged robberies, dui’s and the latest is her tax evasion. Come on, this isn’t scandal this is just Lindsay. She is a very troubled young woman. But look at her role model. Her mom was on Dr. Phil, higher than a kite. I watched Dr. Phil that day. It was pathetic. She was accusing his producers of making her look bad. Dr. Phil was just stoned face. Probably wondering what he got himself into. But he is a gentleman. He let her ramble on. She only made herself look bad. Maybe together, they can get the help they need.
See, there is a difference between scandal and Hollywood tattletaling. Scandal is something that is huge news, usually in all the media for weeks. Not a little story of some well know person that is mentioned once then forgotten. Like gossip….. Don’t be a gossip…It can come and bite you on the butt. Be respectful of people and don’t invade their privacy. If someone tells you something in confidence, don’t blab it to everyone you know. They are trusting you, believing you are a friend. Be that friend and you will be highly respected.