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7 comments | Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Another day another twist to the ongoing Tiger Woods scandal. This time Woods may actually be giving me a reason to take notice of his sudden misfortune.

According to an archived 1997 Vanity Fair interview that went unpublished Woods, then 21 years old, had a few choice words for black athletes and lesbians:

US Magazine reports:

The golfer, now 33, made a "series of profane quips" about women, sex and athletes that now provide "a sustained glimpse of the real Tiger Woods," writes Bissinger, who refers to Woods as a "sex addict."

At one point, Woods said during the tape recorded interview: "What I can't figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big dicks?"

Bissinger notes that during a photo shoot -- "where four women attended to his every need and flirted with him as he flirted back" -- Woods told a joke. He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, "What's this?" Woods then replied. "It's a black guy taking off his condom."

Woods also cracked that lesbians are "faster" at sex than gay men because women "are always going 69," Bissinger notes.

Bissinger writes that the interview "was the only honest and open one Woods has ever given. After that the steel wall of insulation came down, spearheaded by I.M.G.," his agency.

Should we give Tiger the benefit of the doubt because these comments may have been made as an immature 21 year old? Or does this interview paint a picture of a man who clearly doesn't identify with his black heritage and may also be homophobic?

Tiger Tiger Tiger...smh.

Thanks Bernie


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Just obnoxious remarks, I think. Could have come from anyone and may have been a way of complimenting himself (remember he adored his Black Father)...sort of a indirect way of bragging without talking about himself...I think if the fellow has ¨sex¨ problems he will no doubt need to deal with them like alcoholism or drug addiction (you know the kind of junk that comes out of drunk/loaded mouths/actions when they are on a spree).

Just my thoughts.

Leonardo Ricardo

January 05, 2010 12:45 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

He is a really obnoxious cretin. However, I can't help but be turned on by that Vanity fair cover. Oh...My...LORDT. haha.

January 05, 2010 2:12 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

There was absolutely nothing Homophobic about the joke he told. Corny? Yes. Homophobic? No.

January 06, 2010 11:44 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Someone is actually turned on by this cover???? Hmmmm, I guess.
Everyone has their likes, and what they consider sexy. I find nothing visually appealing about Tiger Woods at all. If he didn't have his wealth/fame, I doubt if any of those White women would have even farted in his direction....including Elin!

January 07, 2010 12:53 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

There was something VERY homophobic about the lame joke he told about Lesbians. What gay woman would not be at the least annoyed? Had he made the same or similar quip about gay men he would be considered homophobic. Gay women get insulted like gay men as well you all know. Anyway, I will take it as immaturity of a 21 year old who just is not as bright as a lot of us previously thought. But given his latest escapades, I don't think he is anymore mature or smarter now than he was then. Tiger you need to have a seat.

January 07, 2010 12:54 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Immature and inappropriate...but in what whey are they really remotely offensive???

January 07, 2010 2:14 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

In this instance I can dismiss his comments as immature cornball banter. However, in my opinion, he has always been some what of a self absorbed corny little man who has never identified with his black heritage. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he’s spoken badly of any ethnic and/or minority group. I’m sure he feels as if he’s better than us all…black, white, straight, gay, & green. The many, many wonderful perks and “yes” people that come with a stellar career like his don’t allow much room for humility.

January 07, 2010 5:15 PM


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