Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I'll Root For The Gator
I was watching Access Hollywood because I'm addicted to back stage gossip from Dancing With the Stars when all my senses were assaulted by this promo for yet another show that celebrates all that is low and pathetic about humans.
I don't know why this show was featured on Access Hollywood. No one was stoned or showing their Va-Jay-Jay and believe it or not it wasn't related to a woman with 14 children.
It caught my attention because they kept mentioning this clip they were going to show about the fright, the horror, the terror - and they kept bemoaning the fact that this poor woman was attacked by an alligator. Even before I saw the clip my reaction was - well she was probably somewhere she shouldn't be.
Most times when people get hurt by animals it's because they're doing something they shouldn't be doing somewhere they shouldn't be. They're disrespecting an animal's instincts and rights and they're woefully ignorant of how animals think and behave.
Turns out this was a mishap at an alligator wrestling school! And the woman went back after her "harrowing" incident to do it again because she had to earn her "certificate of insanity". Every ounce of empathy I have goes to the alligators.
Living creatures are not here to be used as entertainment for asshats.