Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Character in question

It's simply unbelievable. A Rutger's women's basketball player is now suing Don Imus over the racist, sexist remarks he made back in April. She says that his comments damaged her reputation.


Her lawyer says Vaughn was humiliated, embarrassed and publicly mocked for the comments and that "the full effect of the damage remains to be seen."


Are you kidding me?? Has she ever heard the saying "sticks and stones can break my bones but names will never hurt me". Has she ever heard the phrase "get over it?"


I guess we should've seen this coming. When she was on Oprah back when this story was national news, Vaughn said: "Our moment was stolen from us, instead of us coming here to enjoy what we accomplished and how far we came, we had to sit back and look at media asking questions about what he said."


So....his comments took all of that away? You aren't proud of your efforts anymore because someone teased you? Why whine about it? Why not use the spotlight to bring the focus back to your team's accomplishments? Doesn't it show strong character when you rise above immaturity?


I agree that the women had to deal with a stressful situation, that the insult was wrong. But Don Imus paid for it with his job, and he did apologize to them in person.


Going after money in a lawsuit, claiming your reputation is damaged, shows lack of character...or maybe it's just exposing Ms. Vaughn's true character.



MARYLYNNFORMATION LINKS:

- Kia's tough on the court

- What others are saying

- Don Imus settles with CBS

1 comment:

George said...

I agree. If anything, doesn't suing over the issue just add to its' insult. While not excusing Imus, how bad is it really? If this is the worst that happens to you, you're one lucky person!