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Wayne Rooney: In the Public Interest or Irrelevant Nonsense?

By Jason Byrnes On October - 14 - 2010

It seems barely a week can go by these days without a sports star scandal. Can you believe this guy had an affair with eighty women? Did you see that story about the bowls player who stole a penguin from the zoo? These kinds of claims may seem ludicrous and exaggerated, but they could very easily, it seems, pop up on both the front and back pages of the newspapers next week.

Is it all getting a little out of hand? Have we become so obsessed with celebrity status and culture that we cannot go a few days without our fix of their private lives? Are their personal ups and, even more predominantly, their downs now acting as the fuel of our incessant drug abuse?

Or is what goes on in these people’s private lives in the public interest? Could you argue that these celebrities choose to spend their lives in the public eye, so therefore they cannot complain when things turn a little sour? If they milk their celebrity status to enhance their positive reputation, are we then entitled to milk it to enhance their negative one?

I know what you’re thinking, too many questions, right?...

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