Okay, so Mary Kay Le Tourneau, the teacher who went to prison for having sexual relations with her student when he was twelve or thirteen and she was married, has just married him (he's now twenty-two or three and they have two children together), and I don't know if it's just me, but I have a few questions. Maybe some of you have no questions, maybe it's obvious to most of you that this is just all kinds of wrong, but I'm only sure that it's some kinds of wrong. To be clear, let me just say that if I knew that my twelve-year-old (or any age) child's teacher was romantically interested in my kid, I would think violent thoughts and then call the police. This is a situation in which there is no doubt in my mind that the so-called adult in question is deeply troubled, and that regardless of whether or not the child thought he was a willing participant in the liaison, in my opinion, he was not. A kid of this age might have sexual feelings, but just does not have the ability to monitor what's appropriate in that regard.
But what to think now, ten years later, after MKLeTuFu has served her time in prison (seven years I think), when this pair is still a couple, with two children? Even if they'd just met, I'd think the age difference was an awfully big one (twenty years), and this is coming from a person in a relationship where there's a significant age difference in the same direction. (Yes, I'm older. Sigh.) It wouldn't be nearly as disturbing, of course. But I just wonder, has he been brainwashed for ten years, and is still under this woman's spell? Is it possible, just a question, but is it possible that there's actually something real between them? That he's especially mature and she's especially not? I don't really think so, what I really think is that this is a messed-up situation at best. MKLeTuFu is actually a very attractive woman, but it doesn't take a Freud to look into her eyes and see that she is at best, one very sad lady.
And I have to say, as much as anything, I wonder how in the name of anyone's god this comes under the heading of "entertainment." I say this because I was made aware of these nuptials not because of the news but because they have been featured on Entertainment Tonight for several nights in a row, each report prefaced by "Whatever you think of this union, they are getting married..." and then you see the reporter who gave this warning looking on at the wedding like any other weepy guest.
Tell me what to think and I'll think it.