As a mom I feel awful for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son. I’m not using the word illegitimate because it again is an awful word. It’s no nicer than bastard in my opinion. This poor child finds out his father for the past 13 years is not the man he thought. In fact it is a celebrity he has known all his life. Someone who has paid your mom to keep quiet. Now suddenly imagine allegiance happening with reporters camped outside your school. Outside your home. Imagine everywhere you turn people are talking about you.
I cannot even imagine. What’s worse is that even though we, Bakersfield, are only an hour and half north of LA we are still a small city. So everybody knows. Everyone is whispering and this kid has to see his mom and his blurred out face plastered on the news and Internet. Hear about it on the radio. Hear how people laugh because his mother isn’t as “hot” as they assumed she would be. Joke about how crazy Arnold must have been to go to bed with her. All these things a 13 year old should never have to endure.
To all the so called journalists who state the public has a right to know. That it is your duty to report the news. I agree. It is your job to report the news. But showing the street where the boy lives, his actual home, the school he should feel safe and secure going to everyday? That is not your duty, your job, and it is not okay! You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
It’s gossip mongers like you that have ruined the journalistic integrity of American news. The worst part is many of you have justified yourselves stating it has garnered lots of “hits” on your website or since we have hometown advantage you have to so the rest of the country gets “the truth”. It’s all crap! Keep telling yourself that- whatever helps you sleep better at night. I am so ashamed for you all.