Double standards

See that big brown box in the middle of the room?  That’s my soapbox and I’m stepping up on it.  So if you’re not in the mood to hear me rantin’ and ravin’, you might want to move on.

While pursuing my news sites, I came across a story that really ticked me off.  Seems like Scout Willis, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis was arrested in NYC for criminal impersonation and a violation of the open-container law.  Seems like Ms. Willis, who is the tender age of 20, got caught drinking in public and then tried to hand off a fake ID.  The story goes on to say that she came clean about the ID, was arrested and released without bail. 

This isn’t what ticked me off.  How many of us can claim that we didn’t party a little back in the day?  And that we didn’t pull some stupid stunt before we got older and wiser?  What got me pissed off is what her attorney had to say about it.  The following is a direct quote from my PEOPLE app.

Scout Willis’s Arrest is ‘Ridiculous,’ Says Attorney

Scout Willis is due back in court on July 31 after being charged with two misdemeanors Tuesday.  She allegedly drank a beer and handed cops a fake ID in New York’s Union Square on Monday evening.

Her lawyer tells PEOPLE that Willis, 20, rejected the state’s offer to plead guilty to the charges as they stand now because she would have a permanent criminal record – and that would be unreasonable.

“It would be outrageous to mar a person that’s clearly going places – clearly seeking to have a career… with a criminal record,” her attorney, Stacy Richman, tells PEOPLE.  “The goal is clearly a non-criminal offer.”

Describing her client, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter, as “clearly intelligent” and “devoted to her studies,” Richman call Monday’s arrest “ridiculous.”

“Seriously, you were underage once… who wasn’t looking to get into a bar?” she says.

According to reports, an officer saw Willis drinking an 8-ounce Pakistani beer just before 7 p.m. before she allegedly flashed an officer a New York ID card with the name “Katherine Kelly”

Willis was released without bail on Tuesday.    

I have to ask… if it was my daughter, or yours, that got arrested for this, do we really believe that we would have the same results?  Nah, nada, no way in hell…  She would be sitting her pretty little butt in jail and her attorney would be entering a guilty plea.  BECAUSE SHE WAS!  Wouldn’t matter that she was “clearly going places” and “clearly seeking to have a career”.  And my daughter is extremely intelligent.  Smart enough to do her underage drinking away from the public eye.  At this point, Bruce and Demi should be praying that the judge appointed to the case, doesn’t read the arrogant stupidity of Ms. Richman mindless comments.  She basically called the law and in turn the police officers that are charged with upholding the law, ridiculous.  Am I just stupid or is that just plain…, heck, I can’t even come up with a word that adequately describes how utterly stupid that sounds.

It’s the entitlement that really gets me.  The only difference between Ms. Willis and my daughter is who her parents are and the size of the pocketbook.  And that is the freaking double standard that none of us should stand for.

I’ll never forget my first attempt at drinking.  I was 17, thought I was bullet proof and was eager to prove I was just as much fun and brave as the other idiot kids I was hanging with.  It goes without saying that yes, I got drunk and then got sicker than I ever could imagine.  My “friends” dropped me off at home, I stumble into the house and proceed to fall down right in front of the parents.  No hiding what I had been up to!  I think I threw up three times between the front door and the bathroom.  All the while my step-dad saying to me… YOU PLAY, YOU PAY.

And that my friends… is the truth.  No double standard in that.  

Stepping down off my box now…


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2 Responses to Double standards

  1. Anonymous says:

    This kind of thing really ticks me off too.


  2. Kevin Dill says:

    “Money changes everything.” -Cyndi Lauper


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