Sunday, February 01, 2009

Oh, no! Not Marijuana!

How can it be? How can it be!

I didn't want to believe it, but he admitted to it! The world's favourite 23-year-old swimming superstar now outed as a heavy drug user when a picture came out on the interwebs of him using ...



Omigod, people, get a grip.

I suppose we should expect Americans to explode this way, after the way they exploded when they Janet Jackson's breast appeared on television for some fraction of a second. But really. What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

The last time a Canadian Olympian got caught green-handed, remember that? Rebagliatti? Marijuana in his urine? Our whole country was up in arms demanding that he keep his gold medal because a) marijuana isn't a performance enhancing drug and b) it's marijuana, not crack.

Sheesh, people. He's human. And 23. And a superstar. You should be happy it's only weed.

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1 comment:

Mike said...

Yeah, when I heard this on CBC, my first thought was "Why the hell is this news and why is he apologizing?"

The problem is, of course, if Phelps can smoke and still win gold medals, it means pot is (and factually, it is) mostly harmless.

People really ought to shrug about this nonsense.