Wait, why can’t DeSean Jackson get photographed with strippers?

DeSean Jackson in the vicinity of a stripper. His children will now grow up to be strippers.

The Philadelphia sports world is agog today over a controversial Twitter photo of wide receiver DeSean Jackson standing next to a stripper. Not grinding, not sexing. Standing.

This post from Gary Cobb summed up the reaction:

If DeSean Jackson wants to frequent strip clubs in Miami,
Florida that’s his business, but when he decides to start taking
pictures with the strippers, then it’s our business.  He’s got no
business taking pictures like this because it isn’t good for his
reputation especially at this key point in his career.

Can you smell the self-serving hypocrisy here? Gary Cobb
think DeSean Jackson shouldn’t be photographed in strip clubs, because
if he does then people like Gary Cobb will be forced to write articles
about DeSean Jackson that hurt DeSean Jackson’s reputation — even
though Gary Cobb thinks there’s nothing inherently wrong with strip
clubs.

Look, DeSean Jackson did have a poor season that fell wildly short of
expectations, and so it’s understandable for Eagles fans to be a little angry
when they see him enjoying himself on vacation. It reminds us that
athletes often don’t — or can’t — feel the same about losses that fans
do.

But to act mock-offended when DeSean stands next to a woman who strips
for a living — as if “stripper” was right next to “KKK leader” and
“Saddam Hussein” in the category of “people whose company you should be
ashamed to be in” — is the worst kind of moralizing BS. A young single
man met a young woman who was a fan of his, and she asked to take a picture
with him. People like Gary Cobb think he should have refused this
woman’s small request, because of what her job was. And they’re the ones taking the moral high ground?


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