A day after admitting that she lived a double life of that of an escort, 44 year old former Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has been cut by Disney who had over the years engaged her as a spokesperson for their concern.
The former Olympic athlete who ran for the US team in 1992, 1996 and 2000 was scheduled to speak at Disneyland’s upcoming Half Marathon but organizers decided that the revelations of her extra curricular activity would not be a correct match for their ‘more’ wholesome image.
Tweeted the $600 an hour Las Vegas escort (she reckons she was hooked when she first tried escorting last December and her husband with whom she shares a real estate management business with hasn’t been able to dissuade her from continuing her side work) :
“I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing,” she tweeted after being outing by The Smoking Gun, while also apologizing to fans, friends and family. “I cannot emphasize enough how sorry I am to anyone I have hurt as a result of my actions and greatly appreciate the support from family those closest to me. I fully intend to make amends and get back to being a good mother, wife, daughter and friend.”
In another, Favor-Hamilton wrote that the reasons behind her decision to turn to a life of prostitution, while seemingly irrational now, ‘made sense at the time’ and were closely related to depression.
‘As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought I would be exposed, therefore never hurting anybody,’ she said in one Twitter post.
The Olympian has refused to be labelled a victim, insisting that she knew what she was doing and taking full responsibility for her actions.
Which raises the ultimate question why is Suzy Favor Hamilton being demonized by the press and why at the end of the day is it anyone’s real concern if she chooses to work as a prostitute or not, when she clearly has stated she enjoys it and it was her own choice? Does the decision of a former infallible Olympic hero and wholesome spokesmodel say more about our misplaced expectations of how our supposed idols are supposed to live and do? Then again who said Suzy Favor Hamilton needs to live the life of a demi god when she too has real carnal desires and sensibilities that so many of us also have in real life?