The big story of the current news cycle is President Obama’s coming out in support of gay marriage. Ironically, he’ll be accepting his party’s nomination in Charlotte, NC, a place that just enacted a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as an institution. Consisting of one man and woman. While I’m sure that dichotomy isn’t lost on El Presidente, marriage ain’t exactly what’s popping in the streets.
We all saw the mockery of marriage made by Kim Kardashian and Chris Humpries. While everyone with a brain and eyes knows that she has a thing for chocolate chumps with a lil fame to them and the marriage was doomed from the womb, the least they could have done was allow the ink to dry on the licenses. Kim got to toy with marriage, get her fairy tale wedding and not even stick around for all that better or worse richer or poorer nonsense. That’s for regular folks.
Then there were those who has stuck it out for a while. Marc Anthony put that strong pimp hand down on J.Lo many years ago and made Jenny from the block put some damn clothes on. But you just can’t keep a good attention whore down. The marriage was fine when the mainstream didn’t know Marc was that dude in Latin Music, but once he got that Hawthorne shine, it was the beginning of then end. She parlayed that horrible red bottoms song into American Idolatry. At least she’s 100 percent Puerto Rican. Shout to multiracial Beyonce.
Hawthorne you say? A bit of that Hawthorne heat has Will and Jada fending off breakup rumors daily, while Willow wishes she wasn’t famous. Their marrigae has always been rumored to be a little unconventional, but they are a good looking family and I’m sure many people are pulling for their family, at least for the children’s sake. Heaven knows it’s hard enough for them growing up in front of the world.
Usher is living the Mary J life: the more drama he has, the more compelling his music is. This court thing with Tameeka gets more salacious by the moment. Smashing two of her bridesmaids? Check. Allegedly. Theatening his life? Check. Allegedly. Going through wild nannies on some wild ass behavior and using your children as collateral damage to get a new house? BAWLIN!!! You can’t make this shit up. Even if you wanted to make an album about it. Oh wait, he already did.
And then there was Sanders. Another Reality TV casualty. When the cameras are directly on your life it’s not the same distance as the 50 yard line. They shine much more hot. Now, Prime Time means your daughter and your ex wife spazzing on Twitter, police reports, assault charges and rumors of an 18 year old jumpoff. You couldn’t pay someone to write a story like this. You probably wouldn’t even believe it, especially when you consider how often both husband and wife flaunt faith in the Higher Power.
From that side of the fence, you wonder what the heck all the fuss is about. The entertainment industry, one of the prime movers towards taking the gay marriage issue wide, isn’t exactly delivering stunning examples of the stability and wholesome relationships that marriage is supposed to foster. To each his own. No matter who you’re with you’ll probably have to put up with shit. Judging from the groundswell of support and the above situations, be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.
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