Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A question. . .

How is it that one can work a legitimate, legal job and yet face possible expulsion from a game show on moral grounds? Why do we as a society allow this just because the job happens to be stripping? I mean, if we are to judge jobs from a moral viewpoint, wouldn't we be better off shunning the owners of payday loan joints? Or slums?

Apparently, there is a guy on American Idol who used to work as a stripper. Now I've only watched about 2 episodes of American Idol in my life. I have absolutely no interest in who gets chosen. I just get frustrated by all of this hypocritical moralizing. Who cares what the guy did for a living? How does this affect how well he sings?

It reminds me of the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl a few years ago. The incident occurred in the middle of a game where grown men basically attempt to tear each other limb from limb. After the game, the network aired the season premiere of a game show (Survivor) where people lie, cheat and connive their way to victory. For all that, we are told that the most immoral thing to happen that night was the sudden appearance of a woman's breast. How does that happen?

I'm not trying to defend stripping. I really could not care less, one way or the other. All I'm saying is that, if the job is legal (he was licensed), what right do we have to pass judgement?

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