Michael Vick will be one of the first people honored during the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association’s first Black-Tie Honors Gala next month…
The association says it’s planning to honor Vick because he has “epitomized the meaning of ‘hero’ not only by his unparalleled accomplishments on the football field, but more importantly, by his relentless resilience in overcoming the obstacles he has faced in his career, defying the odds and naysayers, and becoming a true example of life success for all to emulate.” What the hell is wrong with this group?
I guess their idea of a hero is a convicted felon who took part in the execution of dogs. One such dog was forced to fight close to death. After she lost the brutal match Vick and a friend decided to kill her by “wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting her.” This is your hero Southeastern Virginia Arts Association.
Your hero is someone who fought and killed innocent animals. Your hero is someone who knowingly spread genital herpes to his sexual partners. Your hero is someone who has been linked to steroid use and has failed drug tests. Your hero is someone who tries to lie his way out of everything and has even failed a polygraph test.
I’m sorry Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, but you are not doing the right thing by honoring this man. Instead you are putting a parolee on a pedestal for your entire organization to idealize. I truly feel bad for your members.
If anyone is interesting in contacting this group, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com. They can also be reached by phone at (757) 216-7518 or regular mail here:
Southeastern Virginia Arts Association
P.O. Box 1673
Norfolk, Virginia 23501