How exactly does a journalist covering a major entertainment awards ceremony go there without having read the last week’s news on the nominees for the big awards like Best Actor in a TV series?
Hint: it’s a really good idea so that you don’t come off looking like a total jerk. It’s one thing for the average person not to know that the reason one of the nominees is wearing a beanie is to cover their loss of hair from their cancer treatment, but celebrity culture is supposed to be this guy’s professional beat. Perhaps the NYT should employ someone who takes their job a little more seriously.
I hadn’t been going to blog anything about Michael C. Hall’s cancer diagnosis (he is apparently now in remission after treatment), but this is a good opportunity to remind people that those oh-so-witty sitcom-wannabe “jokes” about what people are wearing often come back to bite one in the arse in real life. Perhaps figuring out a kinder way to feel good about oneself might be a good general rule.
Best wishes to everybody out there going through a cancer scare. May the people around you be kinder in spirit and generally more fucking thoughtful than this guy.