Finally! The weather is getting warmer and it just means more time chilling with friends and having a good time. It’s so weird to think that it’s been almost a year since the summer games that rocked London during the summer of 2012. That was such a wicked time that it totally reminds just how amazing those few months can be. It’s almost too much of an overused cliche, but there’s definitely the potential to make every summer better than the one before, but we can’t get over how many scandals seem to emerge, especially surrounding the footballers who grace our screens every other summer with the Euros and the World Cup, and it’s not just the players who are overcome with publicity; the London escorts who they entertain also get a mention now and then. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this in itself, the majority of them are married and it sends out a bad message to those that look up to them as role models.
It’s not just about the bad stuff they do, though, it’s the illegal bits as well that can really start to grate after a while. What is it with the rich and famous thinking they are above the law in terms of drink driving and speed limits? It can be a smack in the face for us mere mortals when they walk away from the courts, scott free. Thankfully there seems to be better judgement from those with the gavel, recently, when it comes to sentencing those that have broken the law. Who can forget about one fifth of Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding, who was recently banned from driving for six months after she was found guilty of talking on her mobile whilst driving. Given that it was her fourth offence, she was immediately disqualified and faced fines of around £600. For a woman who probably spends that much on a haircut or a handbag, it doesn’t seem like too much of a reach for her, despite her lawyer trying to tell the court that she couldn’t possibly be expected to get public transport because of who she is, meaning she would get constantly harassed. Not being funny, but she was in a girl band, she didn’t discover the cure for cancer. Give us a break.
When the majority of us are making cutbacks in our lives thanks to the seemingly never-ending recession, it doesn’t do much for our empathy when you’re faced with celebrities with a ‘woah is me’ attitude, who don’t like being in the spotlight and resent all that money they have, you just want to shake them and make them get a clue.