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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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  • ruthterry By ruthterry
    12.09.09  

    and one more thing he probably didn't think he would get caught because of his surperior - above society rules mentality. even the way the cops treated him was not like a regular citizen would have been. I knew when they were mentioning no alcohol at the seen that he was most likely wasted on his prescription meds (which he was!)

  • ruthterry By ruthterry
    12.09.09  

    seen meant scene

  • MadHatter By MadHatter
    12.09.09  

    personally, i wont even want to walk in Tiger's shoes because i wont even think once on cheating on someone i married. Marriage is a commitment, if he thinks he married too early and he wasted his youth not testing out the water, catching more ‚??fishes‚?? out in the sea before being committed, then he should have dealt with it much differently then ‚??allegedly‚?? sneak behind his wife‚??s back. There has been a reported 10 allegations, however the man never admitted to the affairs or denied them. He has been vague with his responses, and he has every rights to be, because why does he have to answer to the public? What rights do we have to know about this? None whatsoever. He did mention that he let his family down. Did he mean he let them down by allowing his used to be private life shattered? Or did he mean he let this get out of hand when he should have addressed it when it first hit the fan? Either way, the man needs time. It is between him and his wife.

  • castingbread By castingbread
    12.09.09  

    Not sure if it is right or wrong to be in the media, but in America it seems to be accepted that if you are "paid" by the public--big time figures in sports/entertainment industries--the public "owns" you and get the right to your private life, too.

  • Marsha47 By Marsha47
    12.09.09  

    I honestly donot care to hear it. His affairs are the one's who will answer to God for what they have or have not done. I think that whaever the outcome, if it's that he is guilty, then I feel his wife should leave him and take the WHLE fortune he has made for himself. She should then be made to share with their kids and she should retain custody andlive wherever she/they want to live. But once she turns her back on him, then she should make it stick.

  • vefauc By vefauc
    12.09.09  

    I realize that with being a public figure (i.e. sports, politics, etc) people are going to be all in your life, but for real it's no one's business but his wife and his! Fine, he did it and now we all know about it, now let him deal with the consequences of his actions (which I'm sure she'll make out in the end...who knows while the cat was away-playing, the mouse may have too!) and just leave them alone. No one REALLY knows what the whole situation is...

  • Lusadi By Lusadi
    12.09.09  

    I'm amazed that the public even cares about this. When did people who are good at sports or acting become our moral hero's? It is sheer idiocy. I'd much rather never hear a word about people like Tiger Woods and hear more about actual news. The only time I feel it matters how one of these people behaves is when they are an elected public official. Otherwise, it seems like most of these celebrities are miserable human beings, particularly in the sporting world.

  • Ttolea By Ttolea
    12.09.09  

    I think if he's going to be out there promoting himself as a wholesome, trustworthy person so that I will purchase those products; then yes he deserves to have this part of his life in the media. He makes his living off of the public and leading us to believe that he is someone that he's not. So we as the purchasing public have the right to know who it is that we are supporting and have the "open eye" choice to not support that product anymore.

  • momster4de3 By momster4de3
    12.10.09  

    I'm in awe that such a public and respected professional would behave this way, and more so that he has such little regard for his wife and family. I'm disgusted and it really surprised me. I follow golf and am so disappointed in Tiger. So many kids look up to him and I'm sure Nike and his other sponsorers aren't to happy with him right now.

  • roxygirlie1021 By roxygirlie1021
    12.10.09  

    I think that when you are a public figure, you have to realize that you are not going to have the same amount of privacy as the average American. I guess that's just the price of fame and fortune. Especially given Tiger's history and reputation, this sort of shocker is going to cause a lot talk.

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