It Takes a Cheat to Know a Cheat?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - THE LIGHT SIDE -

Per­haps the most dis­com­bob­u­lat­ing news this week was that ‘felon bae’ was now dat­ing a bil­lion­aire heiress – and who knew he was mar­ried? I’ve had a crush on him ever since those mug shots came out and I was al­most knocked off my feet at the re­al­iza­tion that the blue-eyed ban­dit, oth­er­wise known as Jeremy Meeks, even had kids of his own! Yet, there he was on the yacht of some mys­tery woman. The last I’d heard, he had been barred from en­ter­ing the UK and, if the news re­ports are true, he prob­a­bly won’t be able to walk any run­ways there any­time soon. But what was he do­ing out on a yacht in the mid­dle of the ocean?

Pic­tures of his wife Melissa and their kids popped up ev­ery­where; she’d held him down for years, de­spite mul­ti­ple con­vic­tions. Yet, there he still was kiss­ing this other woman in plain sight with­out a care in the world! At home his wife was fum­ing, but all she posted on IG was a meme to the ef­fect that it was her against the world. She’d been his “ride or die”, it seemed to her detri­ment.

As I scoured the blogs to get the facts I dis­cov­ered that the mys­tery blond was none other than Top Shop heiress Chloe Green. Com­men­ta­tors were all over the story on YouTube, and the per­spec­tive I found most fit­ting came from ‘Lovely Ti’. Women, she said, needed to get rid of the men­tal­ity of be­ing the ‘ride or die’ chick.

“It’s not a good thing,” she said. “Stop be­ing a ride or die for th­ese guys be­cause, guess what? Most of them wouldn’t be ride or die for you. Be ride or die for your­self first and fore­most, both men and women. Put your­self on the pedestal be­fore you put the other per­son.”

The hot con­vict had opened the flood­gates, and the topic of cheat­ing was free for all.

“Most men cheat,” came the fa­mil­iar cho­rus. “Many start to get se­ri­ous around 50 when they’re all used up, like we want those left­overs.”

“Yeah,” an­other woman agreed, “then they try to get some young woman to take care of them. Take his money sis­ters, and leave his old used up self.”

Yikes. It def­i­nitely was not a good week for the gents on the web. At least not in the com­ments. Yet an­other: “They start to change and want to set­tle down when they need a good woman who’s gonna change their dip­pers (sic) when they’re old.”

Of course a few brave gen­tle­men dared to in­ter­vene; some­thing about women be­ing just as bad, and ca­pa­ble of cheat­ing too, which was quickly shut down by the on­line mob. One woman summed up what most oth­ers were think­ing: “A man could have the most beau­ti­ful woman in the world. She could cook, clean, do ev­ery­thing that he wants, and then he’ll cheat, be­cause it’s like a sport for y’all. Women only cheat when they’re not sat­is­fied or in a healthy re­la­tion­ship. If a woman is happy, I don’t think she’s go­ing to cheat. Why would she need to?”

And then came the Black Chyna sce­nario. This week her baby daddy Rob Kar­dashian ba­si­cally slut-shamed her, splash­ing her nudes and screen shots of their con­ver­sa­tions all over so­cial me­dia. The Kar­dashian ac­cused Chyna of cheat­ing and not car­ing for her chil­dren. In re­sponse, Chyna let the world know she had noth­ing but love for her kids, and that she’d left their re­la­tion­ship be­cause it was toxic. Sur­prise, sur­prise, she got more love than hate af­ter his at­tempt to tar­nish her al­ready shaky rep­u­ta­tion. Did she cheat on him? Who knows? Was he jus­ti­fied in ex­pos­ing pri­vate pho­tos in an at­tempt to shame her? Ab­so­lutely not!

When it comes to cheat­ing, from all ac­counts it’s safe to say the topic will not soon be ex­hausted. In the midst of all the chaos, I can only en­cour­age ev­ery­one to be straight­for­ward and hon­est when it comes to mat­ters of the heart. We’ll all be much bet­ter for it in the end!

Black Chyna has in the past spo­ken out against slut-sham­ing. This week she made head­lines when she be­came a vic­tim her­self.

Jeremy Meeks found him­self in hot wa­ter with wife Melissa af­ter his es­capade out on the open sea went public.

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