Monday, October 31, 2011
Feel Sorry For the Poor Supermodel
Hessler is entitled to her opinion, of course, but she is not entitled to her modeling job. That's all she seems to have lost so far since the now-defunct Libyan regime has been all but destroyed. But here's the really interesting part. If asked, by an international court, how much Mutassim Qaddafi spent on her and whether he gave her anything of value, what should she say? Should she profess her undying love for a criminal regime and subject herself to further humiliation and the possibility of having to repay the people of Libya for whatever Mutassim gave her?
That opens up a larger question. Can the celebrities who fawned over, accepted payment from, and legitimized some of the most reprehensible regimes on Earth face any kind of sanction for doing so? If so, then consider Hessler a case study in saying too much.