By Sabine Démosthènes
During last night’s game between the Cavs and the Knicks, you may have heard noises that were not exactly cheers for a particular player.
Instead, the fans were booing Travis Thompson. It was pretty obvious.
For some that may not know, Mr. Thompson is dating one of the Ms. Kardashians.
To make the situation a little more awkward, Khloé Kardashian is pregnant and Travis Thompson was being a little bit too touchy-feely with a woman that is not the mother of his child.
You can guess that his philandering nature and his indiscretions were plastered all over the web.
First thing is first. Everything that has a connection to the Kardashian’s brand will get major coverage.
Whether we like it or not, it is fact.
I’m not a fan of this Kardashian culture at all, but I do feel bad for Khloé and her having to deal with this issue before giving birth to their baby girl (Congrats!).
Oh wait, this family has the reputation of being fame-hungry… Maybe they aren’t very upset about it since they are being mentioned everywhere.
I take back what I just said, I don’t feel bad.
My question is should we boo players for the life they are living as civilians when they are playing?
My opinion on this matter would be no.
When you come to see a game, you come to actually see the game. You don’t go to see a game for some player’s personal life, but we were programmed (myself included) to admire and glorify these athletes. They should be good role models.
In fact, I do adhere to that thinking.
Alright, you probably think that I’m contradicting myself. You might be right, but I will explain my point.
If I don’t respect an athlete or someone else, I won’t boo them, but I will stay silent. I think being silent and indifferent has more weight than being noisy and trashy.
Throwing some garbage in a court, a ring, a soccer field is an act of disrespect. Disrespect to the other players and to the game.
Let’s be more like the Japanese in this matter: calm, collected, cheerful and respectful.
But I got a brain freeze when I realized wait a minute, they are booing because he is cheating on a Kardashian! Morally though, this family is not as white as the big snow we will be receiving this weekend in Montreal…
It’s like a double-standard type situation.
People are complaining about this family and their values and then, booing and slamming the boyfriend because of his dishonesty and fraternizing actions. But still, this family got famous because of a sex tape!
I need a drink!
I mean this kind of drink…