It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
Ike Turner recently died. When I was little, I was very much aware of who Tina Turner was, but I never knew anything about Ike. And then What’s Love Got to Do With It came out and I knew a great deal about Ike. Despite all the music he wrote, he will forever be known as the man who beat Tina Turner. But one would think that in his death people would avoid focusing on that, let alone doing this:
December 13, 2007 — LOS ANGELES – Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Ike Turner, who rose to fame in the 1950s and became a star performing with his ex-wife, Tina Turner, has died at age 76, said an official with the performer’s management company.
“Ike Turner passed away this morning. He was at his home,” in San Marcos, Calif., in the suburbs of San Diego, said Scott Hanover, of Thrill Entertainment.
Hanover could not provide any information about the cause of death…
Playing on Ike’s abuse of Tina to create a catchy title. Classy.
I am mildly curious as to what happened to all the cute innuendos that the media likes to use when it comes to male victims. It still would have been moronic to write such a title, but at least there would have been an attempt to look intelligent.