Entertainment behind the scenes
Should the media go easy on Tiger?
(Writing and Reporting by Corinne Heller)
Woods lashed out at the press on his website on Wednesday, saying that while he felt he let his family down and strives to be a better person, husband and father, his privacy should be protected and that “personal sins should not require press releases”.
Woods has canceled an appearance at his own tournament and he and his wife have stayed out of the public eye since he crashed his Cadillac Escalade outside his Florida home last week, which spurred a flurry of reports of a furious argument with his wife and women claiming to have been intimate with the married golfer.
US Weekly magazine on Wednesday morning posted on its website a sound bite of what it says is a voice mail Woods had sent one of the women.
As a result of the hype, jokes about Woods are being Twittered faster than Woods’ golf swing. Even Spirit Airlines ran an animated ad on its website depicting a tiger wearing a black cap and driving an SUV into a fire hydrant.
Has the media gone too far? Should Woods have been left alone to handle his family issues without having to worry about questions over his personal life. Or does he forfeit that right as a major celebrity, constantly in the public eye and the best golfer in the world?