Now Michael Vick’s Getting His Own Reality Show!
And who says crime doesn’t pay? Looks like it’s paying off bigtime for convicted felon, dog killer, embezzler Michael Vick! Now only is he back in the big bucks with his NFL contract with the Philly Eagles, he getting free goodies from Nike (and maybe more, who knows?), now BET is giving with killer his own television series. Oh, and let’s not forget that the HSUS is backing him the whole way. Wow, what a great message our youth of today are being sent!
Sure, you can be a dogfighter, a felon, a criminal, a killer, but if you can throw a football, you can come back and have it all pretty quick. No problem!
The quarterback, who took his first regular-season pro snap just two weeks ago after serving 18 months in prison, is partnering with BET for a new eight-part docu-series scheduled to air early next year. The program, tentatively titled “The Michael Vick Project,” spotlights his controversial comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles while also examining his tumultuous past — including his troubled childhood and his 2007 arrest for running a dogfighting ring. (LA Times)
Won’t be long before there are endorsement deals, companies lining up to sign this waste of life! All comes down to the bottom line, the green, the bucks. That’s all they all seem to care about.
Everyone can talk about second chances all they want but it all comes down to the almighty buck! Vick and his handlers are using everyone and visa versa, from Michael Vick and the Eagles to the corporate sponsors, from the NFL to companies selling Vick products and yes, even to the HSUS, they’re all raking it in on the backs of dead, tortured dogs. And now it looks like BET wants their cut of the action, not that they’re the first and they won’t be the last.
Vick said in an interview, “I just want people to really get to know me as an individual. What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I’ve made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it’s not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up.”
Well, we know him, we know all we want to know about him, about his sadistic tendencies, about his ego, about him climbing over the dead to get back to the top. He doesn’t care if he’s covered in blood as long as he can fill his back account again, stock up his bling collection, fancy cars and houses and hear the adulation of the crowd. Remorse? Only because he got caught! Yes, we know all we want or need to know about Michael Vick. He can whine about his “troubled childhood” all he wants, well, sorry, I had one too but you don’t see me out there killing dogs!
BET’s new entertainment chief, Loretha Jones, says the Vick project fits squarely into the network’s new branding strategy of family values, cultural uplift and community pride. When she learned several months ago that Vick was being released, Jones was immediately interested in developing a series around him.
“I did not reach out for this show in order to court controversy,” said Jones. “That’s not where we’re taking the network. . . . It’s important for us to capture this important moment to see what someone does when they have the opportunity to rebuild themselves. It might serve as a road map for young men facing the same challenge.”
What it’s going to serve as a roadmap for is our youth to see that they can get away with murder and still come out on top! Why can’t anyone see this?? Are people so blind when dollar signs are in front of them that reality is totally obscured? Don’t bother answering, I already know.
Another sad day and Michael Vick climbs back to the top of building his blood covered empire….
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