Tuesday, June 26, 2007

How *Special*


Yet another reason Ninja Boy won’t be allowed to watch professional wresting:

WWE wrester Chris Benoit, his wife and seven year old son were found dead in their Atlanta home Monday afternoon after an apparent murder-suicide. (Article.)

To HONOR Benoit, WWE cancelled Monday Night Raw and USA aired a THREE HOUR TRIBUTE to Benoit.

A TRIBUTE.

I would like to think that it was a quick decision made by a higher up who was just too darned busy to think that maybe Benoit was responsible.

But let’s look at the facts: a 220 pound professional wrestler cancels appearances citing “family emergencies,” then is found dead with his family (he was in a separate room) with two giant German Shepard guard dogs roaming the property.

I just don’t think I could have assumed anything other than “BENOIT WAS A PSYCHO.” I definitely would NOT have run a *special* to *honor* him.

Sorry to any wrestling fans out there – but THIS is what is wrong with our country! “Yeah, he did murder his wife and his SEVEN YEAR OLD boy, but he was a really good WRESTLER and we should HONOR him.”

Please.


Save the honor for those who DESERVE it!

Update: Lest you think I was being too harsh...

17 comments:

Brillig said...

Wo. That is so SO incredibly messed up.

Whiskeymarie said...

Reason #876,456 why other countries hate us.
We glorify murdering nut jobs.
Nice.

exskindiver said...

this is just terrible.
i didn't hear about it.
hope you are not overworked.
because if you are, your blogging will suffer and then we will miss you and then...well that would not be nice now would it?
i am impressed with how you are sticking to your no yelling goal but also reading up on the reasoning and logic behind good parenting.
a good reminder and or lesson to us all.
yes to two sets of belongings for here and there.
elliminates battles.

moodswingingmommy said...

They did this? You have got to be kidding! I couldn't agree more. Well said!

Kristina said...

Precisely what I thought upon reading an article earlier today. So...he kills his family, but you air a freaking tribute?

Hideous doesn't even come close enough to describe this.

Starrlight said...

I thought the exact same thing. He kept his kid alive a full day after he killed the kids mom IN THE HOUSE....and they give him a tribute? They are all on crack.

MommasWorld said...

That is horrible. His poor wife and son. We are not wrestling fans so I have no idea who this guy is. To me he is just a bad guy who killed his family.

Wrong to make a tribute.

Butrfly4404 said...

I know, right? Finding out how much time there was in between made me even sicker.

And you know what else bugs me? That they immediately jump to "It must be the steriods!" WWE is very adament that this is not like "Roid Rage." They are just looking for some other way to make him the 'victim' - "Oh, he was a victim of the drugs" and eventually push it back on the WWE.

We don't watch wrestling, either (by the way, i DO know how to spell that! I see my typo now) - NB really loves it because his cousin does. He has the guys (In fact, I'm pretty sure Plastic Beniot is in the Lucky Box right now) and the video game but that's as far as I'll go. Anytime I let him watch it, some barely dressed stripper comes on for the soap opera part acting like a hoe (seriously - the last time we tried, she was all lapping up on one guy then going to another to plot against the first). So, really, it's the whores on there that kept us away intially, but if these are the kind of people they're giving him to look up to, we'll continue to keep our distance.

("Yay, thanks for another rant, Amy!" "Oh, you're welcome, guys! I know how much you love my bitching!")

Shauna said...

Exactly!

Cherann said...

That's so sad. I guess this is what my husband was talking about yesterday. He didn't mention that it was some wrestler.

I never get why people do this.

Goldy said...

It's like paying Paris Hilton for an interview after getting out of jail. These people should be forgotten and those they have left in their wake should be celebrated.

Kelly said...

As a mother of an 8-year-old boy...Amen sister!

moosh in indy. said...

Oh jeesh. Oh, I just have nothing to say but roll my eyes and sigh.

Carla said...

I can't stand the thought that he put Bibles by his wife and beautiful 7 year old boy and then killed them! Gotta stop thinking about it but I just can't! WWE is pretty messed up!

Worker Mommy said...

I saw this news story while I was in Vegas.

Sickening! Tomgirl loves WWE...actually I used to like it too (one of the other things that doesn't fit the workermommy image but hey I'm a diverse kinda gal).
TomGirl even said she wants to be a WWE Diva. Well of course i'm discouraging her from that because of how they objectify women...but this just gives me more ammunition for my case.

Sugar Kane said...

This is such bullshit.

Butrfly4404 said...

wm- I used to watch professional wrestling, too! Esp. back with Hulk Hogan and the Snap Into A SlimJim guy...it's really gone downhill the past ten years or so.