The urban blogsphere has been erupting lately with the story of NFL free agent and former Arizona Cardinals team member, Kerry Rhodes and his private affair with his personal assistant and lover, Russell “Hollywood” Simpson.
Pictures of Rhodes and Simpson in “compromising,” situations were blasted all over the internet. When asked about them, Rhode vehemently denied that he was in any relationship with Simpson and that he wasn’t gay….I guess this pissed Simpson off because he gave an interview with Bossip completely outing Rhodes, forcing out the guy closet.
Regardless if the men had or didn’t have a relationship, I find it completely ridiculous that there are people out there that support Simpson outing a person. Let’s just forget that Rhodes is a public figure and think about him an actual human being (As Americans, we tend to think that public figures are god-like and have no emotions). Let’s forget that he’s not a football player and just a regular old Joe. Do you think it’s morally and ethically right for a person to out another just because they don’t claim them?
I can understand Simpson being emotionally hurt, but why not just end the relationship and move on to someone that will treat you well and be public with you? Why out the person? Why tell the whole world when the person obviously didn’t want the whole world to know?
Something that irritated me was when Simpson addressed those like me who disagreed with him publicly outing Rhodes:
“The people who are saying I’m outing him should be happy if you’re a girl. If you run into him, now you know he likes boys so you won’t be playing yourself. I’m helping you b**** at the end of the day, if you think about it.”–Simpson, Bossip.com
Simpson, let’s get this straight. This whole thing isn’t about protecting all those poor, unfortunate women out there that might be “tricked,” into having feelings for a DL brother. No, no, no, no… This is about your wounded pride and your scorned heart and the fact that you were living on hill a couple of weeks ago and you’re not now.
Outing a person on purpose is wrong, but outing a person to get back at them is unethical and downright immature.
Grow up, get over yourself, and try putting all your energy into finding a man that will treat you right instead of ruining the life of an ex-lover because you look downright pitiful.