Shamed Tiger now the butt of jokes

2009-12-19 14:31

POOR Tiger Woods – now he has ­comedian Wanda Sykes wondering if she was one of his conquests.

Sykes, appearing on The Tonight Show this week, reportedly said: “It just got to the point where I was like, ‘Okay, I can’t do any more jokes on this man. I can’t do it.’ But more stuff keeps on coming out,” she said.

“Woman after woman after ­woman. I’m like, I had to stop for a minute and go, ‘Wait a minute. Did I have sex with Tiger Woods? Then I was like, ‘Oh wait a minute. I’m black. I’m cool. I’m cool. It didn’t happen. That didn’t happen’.”

Sykes pointed out that comedians everywhere owed a debt of gratitude to Woods because he had become a never-ending source of jokes.

“Did you send him a fruit basket? Because, I mean, he’s just given us so much. Send him a fruit basket,” Sykes said to Conan O’Brien.

Other jokes circulating include that film star and director Clint Eastwood is reported to have commented that he now has even more ­respect for Woods because clearly when he won all those ­tournaments golf was the last thing on his mind.

Another classic is an email from purportedly outraged purchasers of the “Tiger Woods favourite 18 holes video” who are trying to get their money back – because it’s actually a video about golf.

Word on the street is also that when Tiger was appealing to his wife for forgiveness, he said: “It meant nothing with her. And her, her, her, her, her, her, her, her, her, her, her, her and her.”

Another humour website, CelebJihad, carried a fake story saying the Rev Al Sharpton held a media conference this week to blast Woods for the lack of racial diversity among his mistresses. It reads:

“Why is it that a man who calls himself black can’t bring himself to cheat on his wife with a black ­woman?” said Sharpton, speaking to a group of supporters in Harlem.

“What does it say to young black girls everywhere when you pass them over? Shame on you, Tiger Woods. What would your daddy say?”

It says Sharpton, who has long championed taking black women as ­mistresses, said that today’s black athletes should ­follow the examples of positive black role models such as Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr, both of whom cheated on their wives with black women.

Sharpton, it says, also stressed that ­cheating with African-American women would help the black ­community ­financially by giving black girls the chance to sell their stories to ­tabloids and gossip ­magazines.

In another “quote” he says: “I am not asking you to not cheat on your wives; I’m just asking you to give back to your own community.”

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