You know you're famous when a vow of chastity makes the news. Perhaps I am perpetuating the problem, that is, if you consider this type of news a problem. Anyway, American Idol
champion Jordin Sparks
recently stated in an interview that she would wait until marriage before having sex. She said the choice was borne out of a conversation she had with her parents when she was 13-years-old. Sparks explained, “My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until I'm married to have sex. It wasn't forced; it just made perfect sense. It's going to be awesome to say to my husband that I waited my whole life for him.”
Not to be a cynic, but Britney Spears made the same vow. Jordin Sparks wants to remain pure. Or, maybe she wants her public image to be one of purity. I don't mean to say that this was a calculated quote by Sparks and her team, only that Sparks got pretty far on American Idol
with the image of her being "the good girl." And, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's refreshing, actually, especially at a time when most pop stars routinely dress like hookers. However, my only worry is that letting this kind of statement go public only sets Jordin up for bad, bad things. Let's say that she meets somebody down the line (let's call this fictional person, say, “Lebron James”) and Jordin falls madly in love with this person. And, on one crazy night after a concert that they end up knowing each other biblically. What then? The truth may come out and Jordin will look like a floozy (always wanted to use that word in an article).
Jordin Sparks cannot see the future. If she doesn't make a public vow of chastity, she leaves the door open for an uncertain future, devoid of scrutiny. Like with Britney Spears, I'm sure her 18-year-old mind had every intention of staying virginal. But, she couldn't have predicted that Justin Timberlake would be walking through her door. And, honestly, who can resist Justin Timberlake?
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
(Image Courtesy of FOX)