I just laughed out loud so hard at that. Hilarious.
Also you have a good point. I think my issue is that people have practically deified the guy, as if he is capable of doing no wrong. But then, I might be biased because I’ve been grossed out by him ever since learning that he left not one, but two women when they were going through their own cancer battles, and also that he fucked an Olsen twin. That last thing alone is just…*shudder*
Oh, yeah, I’m not a big booster of the guy. He’s a dick around Austin, too — a couple years ago, he threatened to have a bouncer fired for telling him that he couldn’t take his drink outside the venue at a concert, which is illegal. Between that, the Olsen twin, and the rest, I am on some fuck-that-guy shit when it comes to talking about him personally.
That said, for a cheating, doping, entitled, prima donna whose personal choices are easy to judge, he’s also done tremendous things for people with cancer. He’s changed the way that men, especially, talk about it, and helped erase a stigma that, in turn, has saved lives. His foundation does terrific work. We live in a society that is quick to both deify and destroy people, and Lance Armstrong has never deserved either. He’s a shitty guy whose work around cancer is a tremendous achievement of great value.
On the other hand:
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