Ugh. Jesse James will be interviewed tonight on ABC's Nightline, and the snippets that have aired on Good Morning America are enough to convince me not to watch this loser bare his soul.
I could tune in and listen to him whine that despite taking the Nazi photo, he's not really a racist, and boo hoo that he's sorry he hurt his wife with his incessant affairs. But I'd rather curl up with my People magazine from a few weeks ago -- you know, the one with Sandra Bullock and her beautiful baby, Louis, on the cover -- and re-read about how her life is better without her lying, cheating husband.
In one of the clips, James admits that though he knew it was horrible to cheat on Bullock he did so to derail his own perfect life. He says:
"It made me feel horrible ... And I knew I would get caught eventually, and I think I wanted to get caught. I don't think, I know for a fact now what it was. It was me trying to self-sabotage my life."
I would say, "Huh? What?" Except, oh right, I don't care!
I think it's sick that ABC is giving this guy the space to defend himself after all that has come out. Watching him make amends so he can feel better about the awful situation is not how I'd like to spend my precious TV-viewing time. And seeing those clips of Sandra tearfully thanking him at the Oscars and saying she loves him breaks my heart all over again ... why do we want to revisit this yet again? She's moved on, so should he -- instead of wallowing in his shame and misery on television for us all to see.
The interview will air tonight at 11:35 p.m. EST.
Will you join me in my Jesse James boycott? Or is it too good to miss?