It was bound to happen. One minute American hero, one ridiculously insignificant oversight later, and your image is being used to promote head shops around the nation. I doubt it will have much impact on his career if Mile High Pipe and Tobacco get’s to have a little fun at Mr. Phelps expense, but Kellogg’s withdrawing their sponsorship might have more effect.
It’s pretty silly too. If I had to guess, Mr. Phelps is probably a pretty healthy guy and quite a reasonable role model, even if he does take a hit from a pipe during a party now and then. Didn’t our Barack Obama admit he inhaled? “That was the point ” he said in an interview.
Does anyone really care whether Mr. Phelps smoked pot? If our hero-in-chief can do it, I am sure a swimmer can get away with it. Kellogg’s apparently wants to make a statement about how moral and willing to joust with windmills they are. That’s what I think about when I have my cereal…did the guy on the Wheaties box ever do anything I wouldn’t like? The thing I want to know is did Mile High pay for that image?