Who the hell are you to question my character and tell me what I should think? Its my opinion he did owe his fans an apology for the false image he portrayed. You're entitled to your opinion. Cast your character aspersions elsewhere.
Question your character, Andyson? No. Telling you what to think? Not a chance. Stating my opinion that I am entitled to? Absolutely.
Apparently, since my above opinion has made Andyson uncomfortable, I will not only have to apologize, but I will have to state it in a different manner.
In my world there are only three people whose opinion of me matters.... In this order, they are:
- My Wife
- My Mother
- The man who signs my paycheck
These are the three people to whom I ~owe~ an apology if I mess up. These are the three people that, when I mess up, need to hear directly from me, sincerely, contritely and honestly, my apologies for damaging our relationship.
Nobody else. Noone.
Of course (as above where I apologized to Andyson for making him uncomfortable) there are different levels of apologies... most are the polite kind needed to get by in every day society ("Oops, didn't see you there, sorry!" "Fore!! Wow, don't know what happened there, must have shanked it, Sorry!" "I'm sorry, What did you say?" etc etc etc...).
But the deeply, sincerely, most heart-felt "I ~really~ screwed up" apologies are a different breed. These are the ones we are discussing.
If you (generic 'you', not specific) think that any sports figure, movie star, public personality ~owes~ you an apology for their actions, you (generic 'you', not specific) are delusional. You (generic 'you', not specific) are placing your importance in their lives WAY too high. Just because you're (generic 'you', not specific) a fan of someone does not give you the right, or the ability, to question their activities, motivations, lifestyle, etc etc... And if you (generic 'you', not specific) build your life and your style on the opinions or projections of someone who is 'famous' (ie... "Oh! Look what she's wearing! I have to have one of those!!" or "Wow, Tiger uses Gillette? I have to go get me some!!") you (generic 'you', not specific) need serious therapy and help.
Honestly, these 'stars' don't care about you. They don't know you, they aren't trying to make your life better, and they certainly don't want to hang with you at the club when they're in town. (How many guys wearing D. Jeter's jersey do you see hanging out with him? None.)
They owe you nothing. Being a fan gets you ZERO say in their lives. They are not going to change for you. And, honestly, they don't give a rat's ass what you think of them.
Bringing this back full circle.... as I mentioned above... TIger had to apologize to three people.... His wife, his mother, and the corporations that sign his paycheck.
To you and me, it was just theatre.