Going to Pot

michael-phelpsSo, apparently some photos of Michael Phelps sucking on a bong got leaked to the press and everyone’s got their panties in a bunch. And seriously, America? Why is smoking pot still a big deal? Haven’t we all enjoyed a little puff in our day? It’s not like he was snorting lines in the back of a club or something. Calm down people, it’s just weed.

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6 responses to “Going to Pot

  1. Honestly if someone just showed me the pick without the accompanying headline I’d just think it was another frat guy smoking out of a bong….I would not have guessed it was Phelps. And really, who cares?!

  2. @TheDomina: Exactly! It’s just not a big deal. At all.

  3. I’m still rather suprised that he was slack enough about his product endorsement image to allow the situation to be captured in a pic. Maybe this is the backlash of having his life micromanaged for YEARS for the sake of the great Olympic quest.

    I’m certainly no fan of any type of drug use. But my frustration in this situation is directed at the ridiculously, obssessive enslavement of Phelps youth to the pursuit of a sport! People want to rail about the evils of drugs, lets take look at the evils of excessive pursuit of sports and how that has screwed up society.

    • @AGreenEyeDevil: Agreed. He’s a kid, and amazing athletic ability or not, he’s still a human being. To expect him to be this perfect, infallible role model is just unrealistic, and frankly, unfair. I feel kind of sorry for him in that sense.

  4. Phelps might have made alienated a few people with that pot-smoking picture, but i think he might have gained the support of another huge group of people to take their place

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