Doug Glanville of Time Magazine is right on in his take on the Celebirty Momster Giselle Bündchen’ Super Bowl Comment fiasco—In Defense of Gisele Bündchen and Strong Sports Spouses.
Let me make it clear that I know absolutely nothing about sports, but I can still imagine what it would be like for my husband to lose a job that was very important to him.
After Bundchen reunited with her husband after the Patriots loss to the Giants, a Giants fan heckled her by saying, “Eli owns your husband.”
Bundchen’s comeback was that her husband couldn’t “fucking catch the ball and throw the ball.”
The supermodel has received a lot of bad press saying she shouldn’t have made a comment like that (even if it was true). Aren’t we being a little too hard on the lady? I mean, her husband’s team just lost the biggest game of the year and someone’s going to heckle her? She really was just defending her man.
Who probably wouldn’t have done the same thing in her situation?
And while the comment came out sounding kind of rude against her hubby’s teammates, it was said in the heat of the moment. I’m sure she wouldn’t have said that as an official statement.
Glanville also makes a great point: “Of course, some may still think that an athlete’s wife should be seen and not heard (let alone use profanity or actually weigh in on an athletic performance), look pretty on the arm and have no opinion about the game. In Bündchen’s case, she’s supposed to be a supermodel on the arm who doesn’t get into the playbook even when she actually knows better than fans what’s inside that playbook.
These women go through a lot to sustain their relationships and, in most cases, they don’t work out in the end, so we should admire her for doing what she needs to do to protect it. And if nothing else, she deserved to have a moment with her husband in peace because even Brady needs to know that everything is going to be all right.”
When we start expecting women to keep their mouths shut and not express themselves, we’re heading into dangerous territory. For someone who is being recorded everywhere she goes, she’s bound to say some less than perfect quotes.
Instead of being upset about it, we should be celebrating—Wow! A supermodel is a human being.