Have you seen or read about People Magazine's latest article about country music singer LeAnn Rimes? According to published reports, it appears that Ms. Rimes is taking responsibility for the widely reported divorce and break-up of her marriage, after reports surfaced that she was having an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, (who, like Rimes, was also then married). According to various news reports, Rimes and Cibrian are now a couple. Frankly, I don't know whether this is all a p.r. campaign, or whether this is heartfelt contrition. But I really don't care either. That is for others to decide. In other words, I have a different point to make here.
Laying aside any questions, or issues, about Ms. Rimes' alleged adultery, divorce, and contrition, that case raises the following interesting issues:
In your opinion, is there less social stigma today about a person committing adultery than twenty-five years ago? If so, is that a good thing?
Also, is there a different moral standard for celebrities?
Finally, don't you agree that there is clearly less social stigma attached to divorce, generally? And isn't that, at least, a good thing?
What do you think?