I am not impressed with celebrities or faux celebrities. (Yes, Snooki, by “faux celebrity” I’m referring to you.) In fact, I rarely pay attention to the ubiquitous celebrity gossip that permeates our press. However, the incessant reporting of Super Bowl 46 has made it impossible to avoid the celebrity fanfare.
Aside from Madonna’s superb half-time show, the media has been obsessing over Gisele Bundchen’s comments in defense of her husband’s Super Bowl performance. Gisele was caught on camera stating, “My husband can not fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.” Every time I see or hear a news story about Gisele’s comments, I say the same thing to myself: there’s nothing more enthralling than a woman justly defending her man.
When your partner’s honor is at stake, and you’re being harassed, you have two options: remain reticent or retaliate. I’m thrilled Gisele retaliated. Her moxie is magnificent. I love her brazen, take-no-shit attitude. The passion and protectiveness she has for herself and her husband is worthy of emulation. Brava, Gisele!
For a man’s opinion on this topic, I asked my husband, Rob, for his thoughts on a woman publicly defending her man. Rob said, “When it comes from the heart and is spontaneous, I think it’s great. When it is forced, like a politician’s wife standing up for her husband’s heinous acts, I think it’s disgusting.” To this I say, Bravo, Rob Johnson!
Super Bowl 46 was anticlimactic for Patriots fans. However, there was an unexpected takeaway from last night’s game: every good man deserves to be defended Gisele Bundchen style.