Tis’ the season — again — of the embarrassing celebrity video. Do these people not realize that we live in an Internet age, where all of these shameful clips are just a click away for the littlest fingers?
In her tearful interview with E! News’ Ryan Seacrest, Kendra said she believes the release of her sex tape will strengthen her marriage and help teach her infant son, Hank IV, morals. Come again Kendra? Do you really believe that a pornographic video of his mother will in any way teach your baby son the difference between right and wrong?
Psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, M.D., thinks Kendra’s talking a bunch of bunk: Dr. Carole argues that the harm Kendra’s sex tape will do little Hank will far outweigh the good of any life lessons she can pull from it.
“The sex tape scandal will not make her a better parent. In fact, it’s merely the latest evidence of her long history of being willing to do anything (no matter how salacious) to make herself rich and famous. When her son grows up, if anyone remembers the sex tape, or if he finds stacks of them in the garage, he will be psychologically damaged by seeing his mother performing sex acts. We can only hope that something will make her a better parent,” Lieberman says.
But Kendra isn’t the only one who will have some explainin’ to do. Hustler is preparing to release a 75-minute sex tape of Real Housewife of New Jersey Danielle Staub, who has two children, aged 12 and 16, which features the controversial reality star nude and smiling for the camera, according to the bits obtained by TMZ.com. The rest of the tape has Danielle doing a whole lot else that shouldn’t be talked about in mixed company.
In the latest scandal involving Jon Gosselin, the dad of eight, is a video that reportedly shows the star with friend Christian Audigier — designer of the Ed Hardy line and ex-girlfriend Hailey Glassman talking about how drunk he got the night before and slurring his words. A source told RadarOnline that John was drunk on champagne when the video was taken and the cigarette Jon was smoking and putting up his nose (classy) contained marijuana.
Sometimes these celebrities act more like children than their actual children. Seeing images of their parents’ doing bad things is tough for kids to swallow, especially when they get old enough to ask questions. While it is naive for Kendra to think that her sex tape will turn into a Sunday School lesson, there is a way that parents who have done some questionable things in the past can try to move forward and address the issue with their age-appropriate children (Jon, do not sit the sextuplets down and talk about the dangers of drinking. Just don’t.)
“The best way for a celebrity to explain something negative in their past, is to be honest, age-appropriate and to mention it before the child hears about it from his friends. The celebrity shouldn’t provide too much information, but enough for the child to be able to tell others, ‘My mother told me about it, and the media is exaggerating the story. Besides, it’s not nice to be mean to people,'” Dr. Lieberman explains.
What do you think? Have these celebs learned their lessons? Will their kids be ok?
— Jo Piazza