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Are You Surprised by Tiger's Off-Color Comments?

Are You Surprised by Tiger's Off-Color Comments?

Vanity Fair's February cover shows an intense photo of shirtless Tiger Woods. To go along with the previously unseen Annie Leibovitz photos, their story focuses on Tiger's carefully constructed image, which they allege was the creation of Tiger and his close-knit team of managers. The article highlights a few telling remarks he made to GQ in 1997, before the so-called "steel wall of insulation" came down around Tiger and prevented him from revealing much in interviews. VF writes:

The interview was largely a series of profane quips by Tiger, such as 'What I can’t figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big d*cks?' At another moment, during a photo shoot where four women attended to his every need and flirted with him as he flirted back, he told a joke: He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, 'What’s this?' They were stumped. 'It’s a black guy taking off his condom.'

Tiger was only 21 at the time, though those jokes don't seem to be what one might expect from the private young golf star. After everything that's happened with Tiger since Thanksgiving, tell us — are you surprised by his off-color comments?

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betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
not at all
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
And to #33 Anon No, these comments are not TOO harsh in my opinion. A lot of us have never gone this far with sin and family, and never will. Tiger just went TOO overboard with his immoral actions and now he can't get away from them. It's his own fault. Oh, and the people hired to make Tiger look like a saint over the years, all the while knowing how selfish and arrogant Tiger really was. His own wife knew Tiger was a man whore before she married him. But like most dumb women who also want the luxury of HIS money, she married him thinking she could also change Tiger...WRONG!
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
To *The thing is* AKA Anonymous #34 Fist of all, you don't know me enough to be calling me a biggot. Have more knowledge before you go overboard with your unneeded comments. Also, Tiger IS immoral and he makes racist jokes about his own people. And it does it in front of white people. Don't be so brainless about what he means when he makes these horrible jokes #34.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Sounds to me like he's not to happy about being/looking black. You don't make fun of your own unless you are trying to hide behind your hate - with your tacky jokes. I hope that came out right :)
Iris1000 Iris1000 7 years
If he made the comments when he was 21 years old, why bring them up now. This is sounds like lack of imagination on the part of the journalist for digging up something like that. When people are 21 years old, they are generally still kids psychologically although they are adults in the eyes of the law. Give it a rest.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Ugh, he's such a pig! Doesn't surprise me at all.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
nope. why else would he have such a 'squeaky clean' image all the time if there wasn't a reason for people being so guarded
sabrina27 sabrina27 7 years
His people dropped the ball big time. If they didn't work so hard to create this false image of tiger than his fall wouldnt have been so great. He is still a loser for me.
acyl acyl 7 years
Hahaha! I gotta tell that condom joke to my boyfriend!
blondie3 blondie3 7 years
#19 I agree with you, he def has problems accepting his race
medenginer medenginer 7 years
I'm not surprised by any celebrity anymore.
tresbien tresbien 7 years
i feel really naive. i don't get the joke either! probably a good thing, lol.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
Ugh, he's gross.
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