Michael Phelps a Role Model?
We really need to revisit what it means to be a role model. There is a fundamental flaw in this system. Michael Phelps is a great swimmer. It came as no surprise that he was found smoking pot. What does come as a surprise is that he is a role model.
“Michael is a role model, and he is well aware of the responsibilities and accountability that come with setting a positive example for others, particularly young people,” the USOC said in a statement. “In this instance, regrettably, he failed to fulfill those responsibilities.
Sure, he is an awesome swimmer. His work ethic in the pool is admirable. He’s just not a role model. Have you heard this guy speak? Check out his Rosetta Stone commercials and tell me that his smoking pot comes as any surprise to you.
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