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Tiger Woods Says Goodbye To Privacy

Tiger Woods Says Goodbye To Privacy

We’ve all heard the news and witnessed the number of women on the list of Tiger Woods’ alleged extramarital affairs growing daily.  Whether you seek out the reports or just happen to hear about them on the evening news, it seems they are everywhere.  The extent of the Woods coverage is leaving many to question whether all of this should be such a public matter. 

Even if you have no interest in golf, you are probably well aware of who Tiger Woods is and most of us know how he prefers to keep his life, outside the sport, very private.  All of this changed recently when Woods was involved in a car accident just outside his home.  After the accident, reports started surfacing about a domestic disturbance with his wife that may have led up to the accident and the alleged affairs that fueled the disturbance. 

With each day since the accident it seems a new woman declares publicly that she too had an affair with Woods.  The latest count of women making this claim is ten.  A recent articles from Forbes discusses whether or not Woods’ family matters should be kept private.  A poll from The Sharkey Institute for Seton Hall University found that 78 percent of responders thought that details about the car accident and the alleged fight with Woods’ wife should have been kept private.

Tiger Woods himself has responded to all the press surrounding him and his family when he said, "Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions."  Forbes points out how this statement is ironically presented in the form of a press release and a public confession.  This is reminiscent of the way the women who host ABC’s The View recently agreed on air that Tiger Woods’ family problems should be kept private just before they all began to dish on the latest gossip that surrounded him.

What do you think of the way the media has been covering Tiger Woods’ affairs?

Do you think when someone in the public eye commits adultery we have the right to hear about it or should it remain a private family matter?
 

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  • Trinket By Trinket
    12.08.09  

    Absolutely not. It is a private family matter, and putting private matters like this on display is cruel - not only to the celebrity, but to their families. There is no reason that we need to know the intimate details of these peoples' lives, regardless of whether we 'feel like we know them.' We don't know them, and even if we did, it's still not our business. As for it being the price of fame, I must, as respectfully as I'm able, quite disagree - and for the sake of respect, I'll write no further on the subject.

  • SiLvEr-StArS By SiLvEr-StArS
    12.08.09  

    WOW , What a Asshole huh, He was with a bunch of women. I feel so sorry / bad for the wife and family. But yes, I think he'll be in the news for a while. Alot of people love the Celebrity Gossip.........

  • xntexas By xntexas
    12.09.09  

    Like they say "Things Happen For A Reason" Well I think there was a big reason this time. I think they should dropped it after they found out about the other women and left it at that. No reason to drag it on and on.

  • nonda1 By nonda1
    12.09.09  

    I think this should definitely be a private matter. Put yourself in those shoes...

  • pjclayton57 By pjclayton57
    12.09.09  

    When you are in the public eye you should be aware that anything that you do or say is news for the public. I don't agree with that, but it is a fact of life. The paparazzi are news-hungry and live off of others mistakes and mishaps. This is unfortunate for his family yet he should have known better than to think that it would go undetected and unreported.

  • BlondieKAA By BlondieKAA
    12.09.09  

    While I agree that this is a private matter, if you are in the public eye your life is put under the microscope whether they like it or not, and whether it's right or not. The media and public seems to be very interested in the celebrity gossip. So even though it may not be right and we think it should be kept private, this kind of news does come out to the public when the person is famous. But I do wish for the family's sake, it was kept private.

  • jemappel By jemappel
    12.09.09  

    I don't really care on Tiger's account whether it's public or private, but I wish it were private for his wife's sake. Some of his mistresses seem like opportunists who want to be in the limelight and they give the media more fodder. I do think that text messages and emails should be kept private...that's just going too far and it's trashy.

    Even more, I just can't believe how every famous man is a freakin' cheater...John Edwards, David Letterman, now Tiger...is there any high-profile man who does cheat? It's just crazy.

  • bozemanbrooks By bozemanbrooks
    12.09.09  

    People love celebrity gossip. I do agree that this is a private matter but shame on Tiger Woods for deceiving his wife and children. I??m surprised that he was able to get away with 10 different women (there could be more, who knows). The media might be covering this story a little too much but he kind of asked for it. The way they handled the accident just made people more curious and had to know the ??real story.?? Embarrass the hell out of that cheating bastard but leave his wife and children alone.

  • mazziemae By mazziemae
    12.09.09  

    walk a mile in the other person's shoe before you judge so harshly

  • ruthterry By ruthterry
    12.09.09  

    when you parade yourself as a "family" man and then go and diddle a bunch of bimbos (yes it takes two, women who knowingly mess around with married men are pretty much trash and probably have daddy never told you he loved you issues) and you are in the public eye well that comes with the territory. we all want to have our cake and eat it too, but real world doesn't work that way. Tiger = lack of morals and values.

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