Tiger Woods being labeled a "sex addict" is a PR scam

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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"Drug addict" or "sex addict"...........which one is more easily assuaged in the eyes of the public? To men, who are and always have been the main driving force behind Tiger's commercial domination, sex addiction is something seen as more acceptable and forgivable. Actually it's probably even considered cool in this sex-driven world the media has molded us in. Drug addiction on the other hand is a whole hell of a lot harder to get around from a PR standpoint. Was he not found snoring on the pavement after his wreck with Vicodin, Ambien and alcohol in his system? Seemingly that part of the story has all gone away now and all we hear about is how sex-crazed he is.

Whoever is handling Tiger's PR (probably Nike) is brilliant, but I'm pretty sure his real problem is the painkillers.

Sex addiction rehab??!!!......................give me a break!


Peace


[edit on 22-1-2010 by Dr Love]




posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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Great post


Good analysis and insight

Sane

Intelligent

Should work to wake people up

Great



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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HOLY $#!&!

I think you are right. That is pretty smart of his PR team if true, although he did miss the entire 2008 golf season because of a knee injury. That injury required surgery and he was most likely prescribed vicodin and possibly sleeping pills for the pain at night.

They could have used that as an excuse instead of saying he cheated on his wife a thousand times.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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To me the fact that people care about what he is doing other then playing golf is insane.
Do we really need to care about what celebrities do?
Its kinda pathetic.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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Well I can say this....

If if I ever got caught by the Wife, she wouldn't buy it for a second.

Of course, I don't look like David Duchovny either...



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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reply to post by tooo many pills
 


They could've used that and probably would've come out smelling like roses by just being honest. The only problem is the amount of time that passed since his surgery 'til the wreck/incident. He had basically played a full season (a full Tiger season that is) on the tour. If he's still on his meds, then it has nothing to do with pain. He himself proclaimed to be as good as new (paraphrasing).

Still, the stigma of drug addiction to a guy like him is something that would haunt him the rest of his life, and cost him hundreds of millions.

Peace



[edit on 22-1-2010 by Dr Love]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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I consider Tiger Woods in the same category as Michael Jackson - - - and all other child prodigies who were denied a childhood and forced into perfection.

Denying a child of being a child and forcing them into a fake world of perfection and adulation for their gift - - - - is going to cause major dysfunction every time.

Each will find there own dysfunctional outlet - - but its still the same.

Tiger's problem is not sex addiction or drugs - - - it is far greater and deeply imbedded in his psych.

People need to look beyond the superficial.

I hope his team does far more then major PR.

[edit on 22-1-2010 by Annee]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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I don't know if I'm prepared to say there's less of a stigma with sex addiction than there is with an addiction to painkillers, especially associated with an injury.

It didn't seem to hurt Bret Favre much.

I can see there being a possibility of picking one, since they had two things to potentially address - the pills and the cheating. Once the sex deal came out, no one cared about the pills. Had they used the pills as the reason for a rehab, everyone still would've wanted to talk about the cheating.

I think this will all blow over once he gets back on the tour and assuming he starts winning. People are really quick to forgive about anything as long as you win. If you lose, no one cares a whit. If you lose and have issues, you're beyond sunk. He'd have a spot on Celebrity Has-Beens with Dr Drew rooming with Tom Sizemore.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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I may be old fashioned, but i prefer the old terminology, like DEGENERATE, SOB, Skirt chaser, and many more that i cant post here.


I'd like to know if i started doing favors for all the men in my neighborhood, if i would be called a sex addict or just a plain old HOOKER, with no morals...a disgusting piece of trash. you think so????



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:45 PM
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Depends upon what you'd charge. You might be considered a freelance administrative assistant.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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Good points, but being an NFL player gives you a certain amount of leeway when it comes to painkiller addiction. Ernie Els isn't out on the golf course trying to chop-block Tiger all day. Doesn't make it any less of an issue mind you, but it's reality. Besides that, Favre isn't even in the same universe with Woods when it comes to endorsements and overall money making potential. Tiger is probably the most recognizable and iconic human on the planet, short of certain world leaders.

I agree with the fact that this will all go away once he comes back and starts winning again, but it's definitely easier to facilitate his comback from sex addiction than it would be from drug addiction.

Peace


[edit on 22-1-2010 by Dr Love]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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Yea, i'd be a skank.

And he's a male whore. Thats all he is.
ohhh who happens to know how to sink a ball in a hole (hahahahaha) How apropoe.


What does drug addiction have to do with being a male whore? Its not as if he is looking to get paid for his services so he can afford to buy the drugs.


[edit on 22-1-2010 by dgtempe]

I'm sure Nancy Grace will have the appropriate answer and the appropriate label for this vermit.

[edit on 22-1-2010 by dgtempe]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
it's definitely easier to facilitate his comback from sex addiction than it would be from drug addiction.


See, I don't think I agree. The painkiller deal is so common it doesn't have a big stigma. A sex addiction is a psychological thing that just screams FREAK. I don't know that you ever lose a stigma like that.

Guy has surgery, gets wrapped up with the meds. A lot of people can relate to that. Sex freak? That can't be good for the kinds of endorsements Woods typically does. Of course, it might open up a whole new set of marketing opportunities.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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Did you not see the seemingly endless list of models, porn stars and barmaids who came forward with their 'sex confessions'? Tiger should be disqualified from all tournaments from now on because he is obviously not human, he's a machine!

Good point you make though

The way I see it is that Nike needed to protect their investment, knowing they would have to drop him if it turned out he was a drug addict, and sex addict fitted the bill.

I personally wouldn't give a toss if he was a drug addict, it wouldn't take the shine off his amazing abilities. But Nike would have no choice but to drop him.

Money doesn't talk it swears.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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The PR machine is a'rollin'.

Using 'addiction' as the problem makes your client a "victim of a disease."
Look how Brett Favre and Rush Limbaugh bounced back after they went after their problems and had the support of their fans....They were not 'diseased', they were junkies.

(and yes, I know that technically a junkie is a heroin addict...just go with the thought rather than picking a catchword and beating it to death).

"I am a poor, helpless victim of this terrible disease. I'm a sick man and please feel sorry for me."

sounds a whole lot better in the media than,

"I finally got caught being an unfaithful dog and then I got beaten to a pulp by a girl with a nine iron."

One way you play on people's sympathy, the other you get hounded by the moral majority and character assassinated. With the sympathy angle you can 'crawl back from the depths of despair at the ravages of this dreadful affliction and try to put your life back together with the support of your friends, family, and fans.'

I'd heard that Mrs. Woods did a real number on Tiger's face and the reason he's been out of the public eye is due to having some reconstructive surgery and dentistry.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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OK, let me put it to you this way, the amount of women Tiger has apparently slept with is NOT a result of sex addiction, it's a result of his celebrity and an obviously unhappy marriage (and I'm not trying to make excuses for what he did). See where I'm coming from?

The "sex addiction" label is being used to minimize the effect on his previously pristine reputation.

Peace


[edit on 22-1-2010 by Dr Love]



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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I know i am personna non grata here, but anyway, you go ahead and make all the excuses you want-ok?
IF HE WASNT HAPPY HE SHOULD HAVE LEFT!!!!!



This is a mans thread so i'll be on my way.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:01 PM
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Unfortunatly people like to see the mighty knocked off their pedestals and Tigers was a high one.Dont forget this is America which still has a strong puritanical streak about sex as opposed to Europe.Adultery is a big blow to his all American image that wont be lived down anytime soon,i believe.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
OK, let me put it to you this way, the amount of women Tiger has apparently slept with is NOT a result of sex addiction, it's a result of his celebrity and an obviously unhappy marriage (and I'm not trying to make excuses for what he did). See where I'm coming from?

The "sex addiction" label is being used to minimize the effect on his previously pristine reputation.

Peace




I am a woman -- and I agree with you.

It is the "rich powerful men's club - especially hot athletes" - - I think many want to be in denial that such a thing (life style) exists.

But - I also still stand strong on the child prodigy psychosis.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Why did he and his wife have a confrontation? Was it due to him having an orgasm with vicodin or having orgasms with other women? Moreover, was he administered pain killers before or after his infidelities started?

EDITED TO ADD: Before we go any further we need to define what a sex addict is.



[edit on 22-1-2010 by EMPIRE]






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