Monday, September 08, 2008
It Just Gets Grosser and Grosser . . .
Over at the Fox News website, I saw a link to a video clip of Brad Garrett, star of "Til Death," getting a prostate exam of all things. (And no, I didn't click and watch).
For the record, I think celebrities who want to raise awareness of cancer are doing a laudable thing. It began innocently enough, with simple public service announcements and the like. Then Katie Couric took the step to put her colonoscopy on the air. Now this. What's next? Watching Madonna getting a pelvic exam?
In my view, this begins to really border on the voyeuristic, if not worse. I don't think most people mind watching someone getting a blood test unless blood turns them ill. But showing someone getting their body cavities explored is a bit much, to put it mildly.
It really is grotesque.