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Monday, April 05, 2010

He Wasn’t a Sex Addict. He Was Just Cheating.

I find it funny--if funny can be an appropriate word in the context of what will surely be a painful and ugly split--that Jesse James is giving up on his sex addiction therapy.

Serial cheater Jesse James reportedly bolted from a sex-addition clinic after his Oscar-winning wife refused to take his phone call, the New York Post reported Monday.

An angry James checked out of the Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona because Sandra Bullock, on whom he cheated with several women, apparently wants nothing more to do with him.

If he were truly sorry, if he truly felt that he was an addict, and if he truly wanted to improve his life in a material way, he would finish his stay at the clinic. Instead he realized that the typical template of public apologies, scripted press releases, carefully managed stays in rehab followed up by doing the rounds on the talk show circuit where accepting responsibility means blaming the most convenient addiction wasn’t going to end with reconciliation. I can’t imagine that James has ever cared much about public opinions, so if it wasn’t going to save his marriage, why bother with the play?

After all, I’m sure he’ll find a wealth of tattooed white trash to fill his time. James wasn’t a sex addict; he was just cheating.

I do feel bad for Bullock, though. The shame and embarrassment of publicly dealing with divorce and infidelity isn’t easy under normal circumstances; in a year that should have been the best of her career, she’s instead facing front page stories, lurid pictures, and accusations about her husband that have surely turned that triumph into bitter ash.

Which is why calling the story funny doesn’t feel quite right.

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I wish I could afford sex addition therapy ...

on Apr 05 2010 @ 05:41 PM

I have no idea how to respond to that.

on Apr 05 2010 @ 06:16 PM

I’d have more sympathy for Bullock if it weren’t, you know, Jesse freaking James. It’s like being surprised that Keith Richards decided to exercise questionable judgment in dosing.

(That doesn’t mean that I think James is anything other than a lowlife, BTW.)

on Apr 05 2010 @ 08:33 PM

I don’t understand why there is such an emphasis on public apologies.

Okay, so a politician resigns due to infidelity, and apologies at the same time.
Then the next politician feels like he needs to apologize while announcing he won’t resign.
Then a celebrity announces an apology because he’s trying to retain endorsements and good will.

But WTF is Jesse James doing apologizing?
I had never heard of him before this, so what public image does he have to retain?

This world is just getting more and more freaky.

Am I going to have to hold a press conference to publicly apologize for not putting the toilet seat down?  Or not putting my socks in the hamper?

on Apr 05 2010 @ 09:42 PM

Before you start apologizing for your sock-related sins, you might want to decide on your particular addiction and find a good rehab clinic where you can relax for the appropriate amount of time.

on Apr 05 2010 @ 10:04 PM

Oh, that’s an easy one:
I have Jane’s Addiction

And a Tom Jones.  Or maybe a Spyke Jones.  Hell, maybe its a David Jones, for all I know.

on Apr 05 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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