You know, right after the whole Sandra Bullock/Jesse James thing went down, I sort of felt a tiny bit sorry for the guy. I mean, obviously he had screwed up big time, there wasn't any doubt about that—but he was at least acknowledging, in a painful sort of way, what a profoundly crappy thing he did. I didn't think it was worthy of forgiveness, but I wondered if he wasn't perhaps the sort of person who is helpless to stop their own self-destruction.
Any vague sympathies I had for him have long been erased by his subsequent behavior, though. And with the latest news about his engagement to Kat Von D, I think he may just be in the running for most obnoxious Hollywood douchenozzle of all time.
It's not the engagement itself (although way to go on waiting a whole year since the world found out you cheated on your wife, Slick), it's the manner in which they've announced it.
Grab a barf receptacle of some kind and shudder your way through just a sampling of the tweets the two of them have sent in the last month:
James: "@katvond I have Never Felt so Loved! I'm The Luckiest MoFo in the World!"
Kat: "Did you know I still miss you?"
James: "48 hours away from you feels like a year. You will never be anything but beautiful to me."
Kat: "Well, it feels like eternity to me.. What are we gonna do? I'm not a Stage-Five-Clinger, but I need you around me, babe."
Oh, but this is their personal Twitter conversation, right? A private place for them to be quiet, unassuming lovebirds? WRONG.
James: "They say True love will always shine through. The only reason I started Twitter again? so I could publicly profess my love for @thekatvond"
Well, still, I wonder if James has any lingering regrets about his behavior with—oh, wait, here's what he just told People magazine:
"You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong. This is one of those times. 2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs."
Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and call it: Jesse James is pretty much a giant heartless bag of shit. Who's with me on this?
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