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They’re real… and they’re spectacular

RedsArmyAdmin January 27, 2010 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Oden pics

Greg Oden confirmed that the nude pics of him being posted on sleazy blogs all over the internet are indeed real… and he's really sorry.

First I would like to apologize to everybody in Portland, the fans, the
organization. It's very embarrassing. It was something that happened
over a year and a half ago. It was an incident that happened over a
year and a half ago. It was taken over a year and a half ago, I'm very
sorry and I'm definitely embarrassed for my family.  
  

The pictures were taken for a girlfriend about a year and a half ago.  For some reason, she felt the need to screw him over. But what's done is done.  No one really got hurt here.  Yes, Greg will be the butt of jokes for a while… but it's not a big deal in the end.

Ok… so that's the "They're real" part of the headline.

…. now for the "And they're spectacular" part….

This question was asked by Beth Slovic of Willamette Week.

“Why are you embarrassed? A lot of people are impressed.”

Let's flip this around for a moment.

Pick a female athlete.  Let's say she took topless photos for a boyfriend that got leaked.  What would happen at the news conference where she admitted to the embarrassing photos if a male reporter asked "why are you embarrassed?  A lot of people are impressed."

If you said that reporter would be put through a very public ringer… derided as a sexist… and possibly lose his job… then you'd be right.

Just sayin'.

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  • CFH

    I doubt the hypothetical male reporter would lose his job if he immediately apologized and said he couldn’t believe he’d asked the inappropriate question the way the female reporter did here.
    And the woman with the naked pictures leaked would be called whore/slut/etc, which as far as I can tell no one has called Oden.
    Just sayin’.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    Fair point about the reaction to a woman’s naked pictures. So there are double standards on both sides of it.
    I still think the male reporter would get skewered.

  • CFH

    Agreed, the male reporter would get skewered– and maybe even fired if he didn’t apologize well and quickly. The female reporter should never have said what she did.
    But it is part of the overall double standard that cuts both ways, because the male reporter’s comments would have come in the context of a fair amount of namecalling from various sources… instead of the context of complimentary giggling.

  • DRJ

    Who cares?