Alpine Summit

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Weeping Pitchers of Water

What is wrong with people? No, strike that. What is wrong with girls who act like sluts, then get offended when they're called on it?

Five years ago, when Monica S. Pippin was 16, she entered a wet T-shirt contest during spring break at Daytona Beach. The Plant City High School junior exposed her breasts as men doused her with $5 pitchers of water, she said.

She won the $100 grand prize.

Then one day, a neighbor saw Pippin in a Playboy video on cable television and called her parents.


"I find it disgusting and embarrassing," Pippin, now 21, said in a sworn statement as part of her 2002 federal lawsuit. "I think it makes me look like some kind of prostitute or porn movie star, almost like I am trying to show my body to the camera, which I was not."

You don't say! Tell me something, if you weren't so concerned with looking like a "nice girl" when you did this, why are you now? Oh that's right, because mommy and daddy found out and now little Monica is in trouble. Honestly, what did she think it would make her look like; the next nobel prize winner? I will never understand how a girl can expect to shake her boobs in front of a faceless crowd (KNOWING there were cameras there, by the way) and demand people don't see her as a piece of meat?

Seriously, I weep for the collective intelligence of the future; especially if the courts find her case holds water (even though she was operating outside the law to begin with) since she isn't just suing Playboy, but also "Anheuser-Busch, Deslin Hotels, and several other entertainment companies." Settling with Playboy and Anheuser-Busch.

What do you want to bet this "good girl" settled with Playboy on terms of royalties? I wouldn't be surprised in the least.