You may have seen the tweet this morning from pregnant Tori Spelling after she was in a car accident at her kids' school. She and the kids are fine, and she did head to her doctor to make sure the baby in her belly is doing fine as well. However, while we should have known it wasn't a life-threatening accident (I mean, she tweeted about it for gods-sake), you would have never known it from her hysterical tweet that it was a minor accident.
Spelling got fans and the media all a-Twitter with the overinflated language in her tweet. So did she make much ado about nothing or was her hysteria perfectly pitched, considering the situation?
Spelling's full tweet about the car accident read as follows:
Paparazzi chased me w/the kids 2school. I was trying to get away from him and had a pretty big accident. Took down whole wall of school. He thn STILL got out to try to get pics. 10 school moms chased him away. Wht will it take? Someone dying for paparazzi to stop? Going to dr now to check on baby. I think its just shock.
When I read "pretty big accident" followed by "whole wall of school!" I gasped! My god! Is she okay? Are the kids okay? Is her unborn baby okay? Her car must be totalled. Of course, since then, photos of the accident scene have been released, revealing this "whole wall" to be approximately two cinder blocks tall and the affected area to be about two cinder blocks wide. It also looks to be outside, perhaps near a parking lot, not an external wall of the school like I initially pictured. Definitely NOT at all what I envisioned when I read "pretty big" and "whole wall."
Of course, add in that Spelling was being chased by a paparazzo and her two young kids were in the car. How scary! I would be pretty freaked out if someone was chasing me at all, let alone while my kids were along for the ride (although, I think the safer option would be to just let them take photos -- and sue their asses later -- rather than try to outrun them). Not to mention she's pregnant, which probably made her feel even more vulnerable at the wheel.
Even worse, the jerk continued taking photos even after she crashed her car into the wall. That behavior is pretty dang low, no matter how low the wall was.
I imagine Spelling was simply tweeting the hysterical feelings she was experiencing at the time. They may seem overinflated to us, but they wouldn't if our kids were in danger. I mean, close your eyes. Now think about your child being in danger at the hands of another human being, who was acting in full consciousness of his actions. Now think about what you might tweet. I have to say she did very well not to include a heck of a lot of expletives.
Glad Tori, Stella, and Liam are doing well and hope everything checks out A-OK at the OB/GYN for little Baby Spelling McDermott #3. Also hope someone got that jerk's license plate number and files a report against him.
Do you think Tori Spelling's tweet was over-dramatic or do you think she was just capturing the emotional hysteria she probably felt?
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