READERS REACT:ALLEN IVERSON IS EXPECTING HIS FIFTH CHILD
In this POST, BCK announced that NBA player Allen Iverson is about to have his fifth child. This news raised many questions,among which was the question:Do celebrities have a responsibility in the images they put out there for children to see?
BCK reader Maryamb had a few things to say about Mr. Iverson:
“As much as I love[Allen Iverson’s] spirit, he is yet another example of that fact that no matter how much money or status you have that you are not freed from the mental slavery. Why do I say that. He still acts as if he is still in the hood even though he stays in a mansion…It’s just like the star athletes(among others) that go out and father all these kids. It’s already hard enough being black why make it harder. When you give the media bad things to report it is just what they are looking for. I am not perfect. No one is. All I am saying is that if you are in the public spot light (especially if you are black and have children) you should set a higher standard for your behavior… I am not judging [Allen]. I am simply stating that everything he does is on display good or bad and his kids are bound to see it. So you have to be careful what type of example you are setting.Allen Iverson is a very talented and spirited person. He should know a better way to deal with his issues. “
BCK says:Do celebrities have a shared responsibility in raising our children?