Shaun White busted
I’m a sucker for stories about superstars who fall from grace, even though this may not qualify. We all do dumb shit from time to time, and Shaun is no exception. I seriously doubt any of this will ruin his image. Hell, it might actually improve it.
It appears that the red-haired wonder went to Nashville for a friend’s wedding, tied one on (to say the least) and started wreaking havoc. He pulled a fire alarm, broke a telephone, bumped into another guest, fell and hit his head.
Wow. Sounds like a pretty productive night to me.
Shaun will be in court on October 10 to handle this, but you can’t beat the free publicity. He already has a minor “bad boy” image, so this will definitely up his street cred. In the article linked above, for instance, White is even referred to as a “rock star” living a “Hollywood lifestyle.”
How could this not help his image?
Sure, Shaun likely would have preferred a more positive story, but I can say one thing for certain: it got his name back in the papers.
Now that I think about it, could this have been staged? It would be quite the shrewd PR move…
Posted on September 18, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, current-events, entertainment, Gold medal, humor, musings, news, Olympic Games, perspectives, Shaun White, X Games. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.