Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl break up. Girl proceeds to ruin boy’s life. They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… and I happen to know there’s a bit of truth to that. Not that I’ve ever gone all Carrie Underwood on anyone… well, except that one time, but in this day and age, breakups and their pretty personal details have become quite public.
For instance, the adorable Selena Gomez stopped by David Letterman this week where she was promoting Spring Breakers and dropping bombs on Justin Bieber. During the interview, Gomez points out something she and Letterman happen to have in common and it’s a real zinger. She delivers the line so subtly and sweetly that it’s hard not to want to give her daps, but is dissing your ex publicly awesome or just kind of immature?
Now, I’m no Wizard of Waverly Place, but clearly, I have a very public vehicle for the purpose of spot blowing. Fortunately for the past loves of my life, I have an almost incomprehensible amount of restraint when it comes to dishing out the deets of what exactly went down during our time together. (You’re all very welcome). However, there are certainly times I have most definitely wanted to lay the story perfectly straight for my love life spectators and perhaps help a sister out in the process. As a matter of fact, my ex’s ex (we following that?) is the producer for a very popular morning radio show. While she and her cohorts did make some commentary regarding her breakup (at which point I received some pretty unpleasant Tweets from their fans), the references were somewhat vague. Looking back, I wish she’d just been blunt about the level of douchedom that went down or that I had just gone ahead and called into the show myself. Sure would have saved me some time.
So what do we think? Acceptable to ruin someone’s day publicly? Or totally tacky?
It’s not me, it’s you.