Michael Phelps is human
Apparently, winning a bunch of Gold medals at the Olympics means your entire life goes under a microscope. Michael Phelps learned this the hard way the other day when he was caught on tape smoking weed from a bong. He admitted it and apologized, but I’m sure that won’t prevent the moral police from giving him a hard time about it.
What I find hypocritical is if had he been caught binge drinking, the newspapers would have ignored it, despite the fact alcohol is far more dangerous. Marijuana has a relatively mild affect on the body, particularly when you are in good shape like Phelps. Yet, because weed has a bad name, every uneducated moron pundit will just use this as another example of the corruption of youth. When will this ridiculous War on Drugs end? When will people realize drug use is primarily a personal decision, and not a social one? I don’t encourage people to become drug addicts; I simply refuse to believe jailing offenders is somehow the most productive use of our time.
Don’t apologize for having your own mind, Michael. Once you let others dictate how to run your life, you’ll soon find yourself enslaved by the moral police’s impossible demands. I realize of course he has no choice but to make that statement to save his career. How sad is it when one of the greatest Olympians of our time is threatened for inhaling smoke in his lungs?