Mewsings from Lowecat (aka Indianacat)

My rants, ravings, and overall 'mewsings' on life, the universe, and everything.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Child's Special Day

This comment will probably get me a lot of hate mail, but here it goes, anyway.

Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I am a fan of Kim Coates, who portrays Tig Trager on Sons of Anarchy. He is married, and has two very wonderful daughters. One of whom graduated from UCLA this week.

Now, I understand all that rot about celebrities being in the public eye and having no 'life' of their own. I don't appreciate it, don't abide by it, don't agree with it. I especially hate it when the so called entertainment media have to cover every fart, belch, ass scratch, shopping expedition, telephone call, dog walk, or anything else a celebrity does in every day life. Guess that's why I avoid the entertainment press and shows.

So, while looking through Facebook today, I got a little annoyed, and then downright pissed off when I saw pictures of Mr. Coates and his daughter on the Kim Coates Appreciation page. They came from a fan of Sons of Anarchy and possibly of Mr. Coates. It just really got on my nerves that someone would invade his privacy on a day that only comes once in a lifetime to take a picture. I suppose it was possibly via telefoto lens, and I hope it was. But that's not the point.

This is one day when he - or any other famous person out there - should be allowed to be Dad. To bask in the glow of his child's success. To allow their child to have the spotlight. She graduated with gold cords. That's some serious hard work there.

I can only hope that Mr. Coates was left alone to enjoy his daughter's achievement, and that he wasn't hounded by autograph seekers, rabid fans, and photographers with all manner of cellular and other picture taking devices gettin' too up close and personal. I can hope, but have to wonder if it happened that way.

And for the record, had I been attending UCLA graduation and saw him sittin' in the stands, I would've squashed any urge on my part to go say 'hi'. Even if it might've been the only chance to ever meet and greet him. Some things are just the right thing to do.

So go ahead and bring the wrath of the fans down on me. I can take it. End of line.