Friday, August 24th 2007
Why Can't You Just Keep Your Mouth Shut?
Here's the problem with a lot of celebrities. They feel that their opinion matters. Just because you're asked the question doesn't mean you have to answer it. Sometimes not answering will save your ass.
AccessHollywood's Shaun Robinson asked Jamie Foxx what he thinks about this whole Michael Vick thing. Instead of Jamie saying "It is what it is" or something like that, he said:
“It’s a cultural thing, I think. Most brothers didn’t know that, you know. I used to see dogs fighting in the neighborhood all the time. I didn’t know that was Fed time. So, Mike probably just didn’t read his handbook on what not to do as a black star. I know that cruelty to animals is bad, but sometimes people shoot people and kill people and don’t get time. I think in this situation,he really didn’t know the extent of it, so I always give him the benefit of the doubt.”
The thing is Michael Vick is a wealthy, educated man. He went to Virginia Tech. It's not like he stayed in the neighborhood. Even if he did learn that hurting animals was ok as a young age which I highly doubt, he went out in the world and got perspective and you would think that along the way he would've learned that hurting animals isn't such a good thing. Michael knew exactly what he was doing. It wasn't him being "naive."
And just because people get away with crimes doesn't mean someone should get a slap on the wrist, because they didn't know the laws. But he'll get away with it. All those celebrities do!