The Media Makes Me Sick - Looking at you E!
By MrsDriver on August 05, 2013
For those of you who don't indulge in celebrity news, allow me to bring you up to date on a little something currently brewing. Simon Cowell, former host of American Idol, recently found out that he is going to be a father. The mother, Lauren Silverman, is currently married to Cowell's friend.
Needless to say, the media jumped all over this delicious scandal. The next logical step was to find out what kind of shady background they could dig up on Silverman, cause, you know, she obviously did this all on her own. AHEM.
Anyway, tonight I heard on E! that the latest story is that she had an "affair" with her teacher when she was 16.
The article discusses a 2 month long sexual romance which included "trysts" in classrooms. Silverman apparently had to switch schools when this was found out. Of course all the upper classmen knew about it all along [allegedly].
TIME OUT! THIS IS A CRIME, NOT AN AFFAIR!!
I don't care what Silverman is doing now or who she is and isn't sleeping with. They are making 16 year old Silverman out to be a temptress, a seductress.
A person in authority had sex with her.
Were charges filed? Doesn't sound like it.
Did he continue teaching? Probably.
Was she ridiculed and made to feel shame for what happened to her? She is now!
Where were the responsible adults in her life? Instead of making the teacher leave, she had to switch schools?
I am very disappointed by the media right now. I shouldn't be. It implies that I had faith in them at all. But could they have at least used this story to shed light on a serious issue.
I'm looking at you E!
The Dandelion: Where Survivors of Abuse Come to Connect
More Like This
Recent Posts by MrsDriver
Most Popular on BlogHer
There’s no better vehicle to bring the family together than the Chevy Traverse. It’s the ultimate family vehicle, and the inspiration behind the tales that these bloggers are sharing about those special moments spent with their families. Check out the posts to see just how different, and, in many ways, the same, family time is nowadays as compared to when the bloggers were younger. Read more
Most Popular on Current Events
Recent Comments on Current Events