Seriously, until a couple of days ago, I’d never heard of Erin Andrews. I don’t watch sports, I never turn on ESPN, I’m female so not interested in hot blonde women, and I don’t surf online looking for nude videos of celebrities. But, you’d have to be living in a cave not to have heard of the nude video that’s circulating the internet of Erin Andrews, shot through the peephole of her hotel room. But, my question is this. What’s wrong with people? Why would anyone think it’s okay to shoot a video through someone’s hotel room, let alone a video of someone like Erin Andrews? And why would anyone want to watch it? Do people like this not have a life that they think it’s alright to be a voyeur and, then, let half the rest of the world be voyeurs too? I’ve said for years that US society has sunk to an all-time low, but every year it sadly just seems to get lower.
For a sports newscaster like Erin Andrews, dressing up on camera to look professional but slightly sexy, doing her job to the best of her abilities, giving sports fans sports information they can use, and being an all around nice person, should be enough. But, no. Instead, creeps of the world will head out with their video cameras and try to get access to Erin Andrews’ private moments. The good thing though is Erin Andrews is fighting back. According to ESPN, she’s working with local police to help apprehend the slimeball who did this and he (yes, of course it will be a guy!) is likely to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Good for her!
Meanwhile, for other good looking women on TV, do they now have to start worrying that they’ll be next? Some pervert will catch them in the privacy of their home or hotel room, photograph or video tape them and then splatter it all over the internet?
Because, in our unfair world, let’s face it, it’s different for men than for women. If a sports personality who just happens to be a guy was photographed in the buff, the only comments would be “nice ass” or “he must have been working out a lot”. But, for women, it’s a lot more serious. No matter that Erin Andrews had nothing to do with this and was nothing more than an innocent victim, the peephole video will immediately taint her reputation, have people making snide comments or sniggering at her behind her back, and the idea of “the bad woman” will now be upon her. Regardless of whether she was doing nothing more than every single one of us does in the privacy of our own homes or hotel rooms, because her naked body ended up on the internet, her reputation has already been damaged.
If I was Erin Andrews, not only would I be going after this slimeball with every penny I had, I would also be making sure he was prosecuted and then sued to the fullest extent of the law. I’d have every penny he owned, and then some, and make sure his reputation was destroyed – permanently. Because, regardless of whether Erin Andrews nude body was all over the internet, she did nothing wrong. This pervert, however, broke god only knows how many laws, and he should pay. Literally.
The right of privacy, even for celebrities like Erin Andrews, is one of the many rights of a free society but the US seems to have lost that right years ago. The garbage cans of celebrities are routinely gone through by scumball paparazzi wanting to make a quick buck. Photos of celebrities in all sorts of compromising positions are now ending up all over the internet, even though most of the time they’re completely innocent of any wrong doing. Every move they make is analyzed, scrutinized and photographed. And it’s wrong. Plain and simple. Wrong.
So, the next time you go to buy a magazine with compromising celebrity photographs in it or surf the internet looking for naked photographs of celebrities (Erin Andrews included!), remember, you’re supporting this filth and these scumbags simply by buying it or looking at it. The only time it will stop is when people stop supporting it, but the way American society is going, I doubt that’s going to happen any time soon. Sad. But true. And people like Erin Andrews will continue to pay the price.
SOURCES: Yahoo Sports – Assault on Erin Andrew’s privacy scary for all female journalists