At least that’s the essence of what Earl Woods asks his son, Tiger, in this new commercial for Nike. What makes this so intriguing is that Earl died in 2006, long before Tiger’s reputation took a battering.
I can’t quite believe Nike has stuck by Tiger, and decided to use the publicity surrounding his extra-marital affairs as the basis for a new commercial. But that’s exactly what has happened.
We get to see Tiger putting on his woeful, hangdog, “I’m really very sorry everyone” face while his dead father fires questions at him. Am I the only one who finds that just a little strange?
The fact is that Woods has no need to apologize to anyone but his wife. The public seems to think it owns celebrities these days, and therefore has some sort of right to feel aggrieved when they mess up. But we really don’t.