Keep Your Mouth Shut – You Might Offend Someone!

It’s really got to the stage where you almost dare not open your mouth to say anything for fear of upsetting some ‘holier-than-thou’, high and mighty dipstick these days. Words have become an almost useless means of communication because no matter what you say, you are bound to upset someone.

The Paparazzi - Step Outside  Your Door And They Follow Your Every Move.

The Paparazzi – Step Outside Your Door And They Follow Your Every Move.

I refer in particular to the flak being thrown at Charlize Theron for something she said a couple of days ago. During an interview with Sky News she said that being constantly dogged by the paparazzi and having her entire life becoming “Fodder” for the type of journalism that “exists in dark places” is like being raped. Oooh! Shock! Horror! That really set the blood rushing through the veins of the goody-goody crowd!

No sooner were the words out of her mouth than the holier than thou crowd started baying at the moon in protest, demanding that she apologize! This is all despite the fact that Charlize has for years been an avid anti-rape campaigner and appeared in a number of advertisements for the cause.

Rape victim Jill Saward told Sky News Theron’s remarks are “abhorrent” and she should apologise. She said: “I was really shocked and disgusted by what she’d said. Being in the situation she’d been in, campaigning for rape, she definitely ought to know better. I think that press coverage can be very damaging, it can be very difficult, but it is absolutely nothing in comparison.”

Katie Russell of Rape Crisis in England and Wales, said: “We are concerned when anyone uses rape as a metaphor for less serious issues and uses the language around sexual violence casually because it trivializes sexual violence and it fails to acknowledge what is a very serious crime.”

People, get off your ‘high horses’ and think for a minute! It was most likely an ‘off the cuff’ remark, and I can well understand her drawing such a comparison.

Anything For The Right Shot

Anything For The Right Shot

It must be hell on earth to be followed around by low-life paparazzi photographers every time you step outside your door, usually hoping for a shot of an unguarded moment that will embarrass you. Just like the case with the Duchess of Cambridge and her battle with the wind in recent weeks. You can have no idea what it is like not to have a private moment outside your own home. I draw another comparison with the Duchess in that while on a private holiday in France, some low-life with a very big telescopic lens managed to photograph her topless while she and Edward were relaxing by the pool, and they were splashed all over the media.

Such situations are like being raped, especially for a woman! We all know, well those of us with a functioning brain, that Charlize was not drawing a direct comparison with the actual act of being raped, but more with the feeling of hopelessness that you can do nothing about it.

Sure, if you become a famous film star you must accept photographers and reporters as part of the fame, but these days it has become a nasty, vicious and sordid business where these people will go to any lengths to get you in a compromising position.  This has been proven many times over in recent years. Look at how the paparazzi chased Lady Diana to her death for crying out loud!

Fancy A Camera In Your Face EVERYWHERE You Go!

So for heaven’s sake, stop being so high and mighty and get on with life because its short enough as it is. Pretty soon anyone in the public eye will be afraid to even say “Good morning” to the postman for fear that their words might be misconstrued as meaning something else.

To all you ‘do-gooders’, high and mighty idiots and ‘holier-than-thou’ clowns I say this: Before you start on someone for an innocent comment (a) Make sure your own house is in order (b) Make sure you understand what is said and why, and (c) Mind your own bloody business!!!!!!

Dear Mr. Cameron: Can we please have the Outer Hebrides to house these trouble-makers?

Roy.

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