When did Shame die?

Tonight I was watching Entertainment Tonight with my husband and one of the first stories was about Lamar Odum. The story centered on his allwged mistress. She sat proudly providing the details of their encounters. She even bragged about sitting courtside during his games. She was loud and proud devoid of any shame. She is in the slang venacular a “side piece”, and back in the day the side piece used to be silent. There used to be some shame attached to dating a man that you knew had a wife, but that day is gone. During the height of the Tiger Woods fiasco we saw women coming out the woodwork proudly saying they had been on the prowl with Tiger, but it is not just the side pieces that are talking we just saw what might be the end of Anthony Weiner’s political career. He left Congress in disgrace over a texting scandal and decided that he should be the mayor of New York. He claimed to be a changed man, but in the course of the campaign we found out he had continued his bad behavior, but did he show any shame, no he forced his wife to come out and defend him. In defeat his last act is to give the FU sign to a reporter…where is the shame? Yesterday a rapper starts naming names of RB stars, and female rappers that he claims he slept with. Some of them are denying his claims, but why would he feel the need to announce his conquests to the world. Television shows like Bad Girls club, Basketball Wives and The Real Housewives of Everywhere are predicated on physical altercations and the fighters have gotten richer and richer as fisticuffs are exchanged. The Politicians, pundits and ordinary people make statements online that are incredibly mean and often incorrect and if they are found to be wrong they might send out an apology via a tweet. That way they are sure to keep it short. People are no longer ashamed of bad behavior. Now bad behavior is celebrated. My question is when did shame die?

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  • Bill  On September 12, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Shame died when it became unacceptable to call out bad behavior as such and individuals were admonished as judging for doing so. Calling out bad behavior is no different than calling breaking the law a violation. Neither is judging. Judgment is when one assesses what the penalty should be in either case. None of us should do so unless we are without sin. The biblical admonishment “judge not lest ye be judged” is very misunderstood.

  • LadyLee  On September 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Shame died when our morals died. That’s what happened.

  • ediva75  On September 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

    You forgot to mention Lamar’s drug dealer been running his mouth too. Surprising for a drug dealer to do that given their profession.

  • ediva75  On September 15, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Reblogged this on EDiva's POV and commented:
    Excellent posted to share on When Did Shame Die!

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