Ah Hollywood, don't you love it. The moral arbiter of our society. First we have a single woman (Angelina Jolie), twice married, adopting two youngsters. Then a guy equally adept at marriage (Brad Pitt) comes along, fathers a third and co-adopts the first two. This is certainly a most creative family structure but I guess it didn't fly too well with their public. Now Mr. Pitt, according to the headlines , says he and Angelina won't wed until everyone can! Puh-leeeeeze! Like that makes it all okay? Because gays can't legally marry?
And of course there is the Cruise, Holmes fiasco. Rumors abound as to whether the child, finally shown in photos, is actually theirs. The reasons for their not marrying are also unexplained. Perhaps somewhere in the back of her mind Ms. Holmes realizes Mr. Cruise and the dictates of his religion might not be the best choice she could make.
I find myself wondering why these stories receive the screaming headlines that they do. The children are illegitimate. Pure and simple. These "stars" preach their own brand of morality to us and expect us to swallow it because they are who they are.
To me it shows a moral bankruptcy. Whether it be Mel Gibson spouting obscenities in a drunken rage or Paris Hilton claiming to have had only one Marguerita, or Tom Cruise lecturing Matt Lauer and belittling Brook Shields, they're given a pass that none of we mere mortals would ever get. Oh yeah, much was made of Gibson's comments and Cruise's, but in the end it was all their life's blood - publicity - and in too short a time all will be forgiven.
When that element of celebrity begins to behave as we're all expected to then perhaps their opinions may be worth considering. Until then they had best get a good writer who can produce a good script and listen to a good director. If they're smart enough to do so.