Fans of the Twilight films are aghast.
Their beloved Kristen Stewart has admitted to an affair a much older man, and this while she was romantically linked to her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.
She's gone all apologetic over it, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
All she really needs to do is come right out and say it. She's not getting any younger. She could be dead in five or ten years, so she might as well be happy.
The ex-husband of Princess Anne is going to get divorced yet again, and he's not apologizing for anything. You won't hear him bemoaning the hurt put on his soon to be ex-wife.
The only bemoaning you're hearing is Captain Phillips grumbling about the Puritanical mindset of the equestrian set that he was hired to coach.
Timing isn't the best for the Captain's revelation that he's leaving the old bag for a newer model, someone who is 35 as compared to 58 years of age. He's bringing the U.S. Equestrian team to England for the Olympics, and there has been a call for his resignation in the face of conduct unbecoming a horseman.
Like Kristen Stewart, Mr. Phillips succumbed to the charms of someone he was working with. Mrs. Phillips Number Three is a member of his coaching staff.
At the age of 63, Mr. Phillips is planning to retire from the U.S.equestrian team anyway, to spend more time at his home in Gloucestershire. He will not quit early, he will not abandon his team on the verge of Olympic competition, and he doesn't give a rat's arse what anyone thinks of him.
In fact, he's criticized his critics for not supporting him in his efforts to bring gold back to the States.
After the drama of Kristen Stewart's announcement, it's refreshing to hear the opposite approach. Enough of taking the blame. We need more self-serving conceit. At least it's honest.