Ben Watson doesn't look too happy about this (6 Viewers)

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I don’t blame him for being P'Oed….at all. That was rude and on live tv. Edit: First off….we can joke all day long about whatever. But I will never, ever say anything like that to anyone. I’m not a sensitive person, but this is about respect. That’s his wife who had done nothing and clearly loves him, respects him. He does the same by making sure his wife likes how he looks. It’s deeper than “just a joke” that’s family, his best friend. They’ve had 7 children together….
All of whom probably heard the idiot insult both their Mother and Father .
 

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I am even more offended by your feigned apology :cry:
The apology wasn't feigned. It was sincere and didn't attempt to diminish the offense that you took to my post.

The rest of my post was my opinion on you taking offense to my post. If that offends you then that's your problem and you should just blow it out your arse.
 

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The apology wasn't feigned. It was sincere and didn't attempt to diminish the offense that you took to my post.

The rest of my post was my opinion on you taking offense to my post. If that offends you then that's your problem and you should just blow it out your arse.
Ever practice what you preach?

Just curious, if someone tells you they felt offended by something your said or did, is your first response to tell them that they are overreacting?

Whether or not Watson was overreacting is irrelevant. The other guy doesn't get to determine what offends Watson and that would be the exact opposite of the right thing to do. I guess it's a matter of how one is raised because I was raised to apologize if I offend someone, not try to justify what I said or did by telling the person I offended that they are overreacting.
 

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While I agree it's not a "professional look" for Watson to get that hot and use that moment to correct the guy, but some of the criticism being thrown at him are ridiculous.
 

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I'm not saying it's ok. But you don't interrupt live television to handle it if that's your job. It makes Watson look weak, as if an off color joke would in any way threaten his or his wife's honor.

By the same logic the idiot interrupted live television to insult Ben's wife and Ben without provocation. I say that makes him look weak not Ben. It shows much more about his weakness and insecurity that he felt the need to do that. Once he did, of course he had to face the consequences. Why should he be allowed to disrespect someone who isn't even there to defend herself? Of course Ben had every right to defend his wife.

Only a blathering idiot does something so thoughtless, tactless and tasteless, just downright rude like that.

As the saying goes:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt
 

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By the same logic the idiot interrupted live television to insult Ben's wife and Ben without provocation. I say that makes him look weak not Ben. It shows much more about his weakness and insecurity that he felt the need to do that. Once he did, of course he had to face the consequences. Why should he be allowed to disrespect someone who isn't even there to defend herself? Of course Ben had every right to defend his wife.

Only a blathering idiot does something so thoughtless, tactless and tasteless, just downright rude like that.

As the saying goes:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt
It's not professionalism though.

Some clown throws a cream pie at you, as soon as you pick one up and throw it back at him, you are a clown too.

Sit down and tell him you got words for him after the show and be smiling when the camera cuts back on you.


Just cuz the other dude is "more wrong" or because your reaction is "understandable" or "justifiable" does not mean your reaction is the desirable or best reaction. First dude was wrong, but that doesn't mean Watson's approach is appropriately timed.
 

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It's not professionalism though.

Some clown throws a cream pie at you, as soon as you pick one up and throw it back at him, you are a clown too.

Sit down and tell him you got words for him after the show and be smiling when the camera cuts back on you.


Just cuz the other dude is "more wrong" or because your reaction is "understandable" or "justifiable" does not mean your reaction is the desirable or best reaction. First dude was wrong, but that doesn't mean Watson's approach is appropriately timed.
He should have been able to control himself better than that, I agree. It was a crass, dumb joke that shouldn't have been made and especially in that situation however it wasn't so terribly egregious and it is one we've all kind of heard before in some form or fashion.

But he probably felt that it was embarrassing for his wife and kids if they were watching and he was probably seeing red so.. it happened I can't fault him too much.
 

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When did he "insult" Bens wife? Did you even watch the 30 second video before commenting??

Yes of course I watched it. If you have to ask then I can't explain it to you because it is painfully obvious. If you don't think it was insulting I can't help you.
 

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Yes of course I watched it. If you have to ask then I can't explain it to you because it is painfully obvious. If you don't think it was insulting I can't help you.
What did he say that insulted bens wife?

"that's not the one she sent me" are you referring to this comment? When everyone was chuckling?

How is that an insult? Everyone reaches so hard to feel offended it's ridiculous.
 

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What did he say that insulted bens wife?

"that's not the one she sent me" are you referring to this comment? When everyone was chuckling?

How is that an insult? Everyone reaches so hard to feel offended it's ridiculous.

Your attitude is so "boys will be boys." You can give it a pass but that doesn't mean Ben has to just let boys be boys. It's his prerogative to address it the way he sees fit. Like I said, I can't help you.
 

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By the same logic the idiot interrupted live television to insult Ben's wife and Ben without provocation. I say that makes him look weak not Ben. It shows much more about his weakness and insecurity that he felt the need to do that. Once he did, of course he had to face the consequences. Why should he be allowed to disrespect someone who isn't even there to defend herself? Of course Ben had every right to defend his wife.

Only a blathering idiot does something so thoughtless, tactless and tasteless, just downright rude like that.

As the saying goes:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt
Both can be true. The other guy clearly has poor judgement and presents himself as something of a jester. He is not to be taken seriously. Watson has a different public persona and one would typically expect more.

To be frank, I don't understand a response like this. My saying that Watson made a misstep is not in any way justifying the other guy. Why would anyone think that?
 

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Ever practice what you preach?
Sure do. That's why when you feigned being offended by my original post, I apologized and didn't question why you were offended by what I said. I offered you the apology you asked for. When you demonstrated that you weren't really offended but was just playing off of what I said, I joined in. If you can't accept my original apology and move on from that, then the only option left is for you to blow it out your arse.

But if you really are offended that I stated my opinion on how that situation should have been handled, then again, I apologize for offending you. And just to make sure that I don't offend you again with any further opinions, would you be so kind as to state exactly what part of my opinion you originally took offense with?
 

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The thing is some dudes play differently than you do. If you don't know they are comfortable playing with you like that, then this can happen. I learned this the hard way too.
 

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