Thursday, November 18, 2010

Trichotillomania and... Mel Gibson?

Trichotillomania got a little bit of bad press this week through an association with that big ball of crazy, Mel Gibson. In the saga of Jew-hating-in-need-of-anger-management Mel Gibson vs. ex-girlfriend-and-mother-of-his-baby Oksana Grigorieva, her latest accusation is that some bruises and scratches around her face and eyes came from a fight with Mel. Well, Mr. Gibson has fired back that her scratches came from the "emotionally unstable" Oksana's trichotillomania:

(Click on the image to read the TMZ article.)

Not that I would ever defend Mel Gibson, but he's not saying Oksana is unstable BECAUSE she has trichotillomania. The association is there, yes, but I don't think his intent to make fun of trichsters. I just don't want to be guilty of hyping this up to be something more than it really was.

PS: If you read the article, don't read the comments unless you feel like getting angry. I've discovered this is generally true about most pages on the internet that allow comments.


Michelle said...

*Sigh* the headline was enough for me. I don't know your take on it, but for me, my "self-mutilation" is a LOT different from my trich. Related but different triggers, motives, & desired outcomes. I cringe any time I see trich described as self-mutilation - seems like sensationalising & playing on the public shock-factor.

BTW, I'm new to your blog. Love it. :)

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