Jesse James Grasps for 'Most Hated Man in the World' Crown
Just as he'd pretty much fallen off our radars, Jesse James is back, this time demanding our attention by dubbing himself "the world's most hated man."
ABC's Nightline interview with James is set to air on Tuesday; early teasers show the self-professed sex addict mourning oh-so-woefully that he "took a pretty amazing life and amazing success and marriage ... and threw it away by my own hands." Then, of course, he cries and asks for a break.
Honestly, Jesse ... we can think of at least a dozen men more hated than you, including noted terrorists, dictators, and, you know, people who kill people. Sure, you're a primo jerk, and you cheated on Sandy with some really questionable ladies right before she adopted a baby, and you totally went there with the Nazi garb, but "most hated"? Get over yourself.
Further, if you're going to insist on being an unmitigated ass, at least quit your infernal whining and own it. Otherwise, recuse yourself to a Buddhist monastery somewhere, take a vow of silence, and leave us alone (except that wouldn't really be fair to the Buddhists).
Shame on us, media, for even giving this man even another second of publicity. As for Runnin' Scared, we'll never utter his name again ... unless he does something to really merit being called the most hated man in the world, in which case all bets are off.
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