How come Scott only shows up on a three degree of separation facebook album with his girlfriend but the girl doesn't show up with him anywhere else? Why don't they keep the Cassandra/Scott photos to "secret" facebooks if they're so gun shy?
And what happened to the whole cuddly, romantic, Dominican '09, Mexico '2010 and Xmas kissy style? Why does someone whose facebook is publicly visible have to have the photos? Why don't they give up their self-interest and say - live your life, that's much more important than how we can capitalize on yours and Tessa's success, or from associating ourselves with you, or promoting ourselves with you.
Of course you can cheer them at London Worlds without wearing retina-blistering yellow.
Why is it now mostly group poses with Scott's eyes hitting anyplace but his girlfriend's face? Why are so many of Cassandras albums private but she makes sure Scott's presence can be seen by any random creeper? That's part of who is he is - the people he's pleasing have emotional power over him. You've helped us out four years now, live for yourself. He's 25 for God's sake - it's horrific and utterly mortifying that a man would spend most of his twenties living like this for public consumption.
And why are his "girlfriends" - both of them - so absolutely crazy for showing off their relationship on social media platforms when Scott Moir himself isn't on social media? I'm sorry, you have to be willfully not wanting it to be true, invested in some fan way, not to understand that these relationships exist in two dimensions only and even then it's not enough to make Scott comfortable. And a question that keeps coming up, coming up, coming up, is how can people who know him and love him stand to see this year after year? It's horrific that a husband and dad would be pretending to boyfriend a gal whose mother tweets her if she's taken out the garbage.
Easy to rationalize especially if he doesn't press the point.
I sometimes can't believe ANYONE would encourage someone they love in the toxic idea that it's not just for his own benefit, but for the circle of people he loves.
For Evan, I think his perceived need for an "official" private life had a lot more to do with his show business aspirations, and what he felt would make him an appealing endorsement prospect then with any pandering to the supposed prejudice of the U. When they became a "couple" they were an "official" couple. Scott, I believe, never even said "my girlfriend" on video or podcast. Otherwise, it was awkward, hedging, hypothetical, conditional clauses.
They released an account of their relationship to the mainstream media. Jessica Dube sits right in the middle of his family on national television - placed there to be seen by us - just days after she and her partner skated in front of Canada, on Canadian ice, and were disappointed, and of course the networks that spent millions for the Olympics - and figure skating is the crown jewel of the winter Olympics, and these skaters are Canadian skating in Canada - the major broadcast media worldwide didn't acknowledge her. they were respecting the super duper private Scott and Jessica who shied away from discussing their love in nicely packaged mainstream media soundbites?
How come Scott and Tessa are all over Canada appearing together and but Jessica is never there as part of the action (a la Tanith tagging along the time Meryl and Charlie threw out the first pitch at a baseball game)?
How come in between taking care of her chores Cassandra Holbin tweets her head off about Scott Moir and wishing she could go to Japan, but apparently (and I'm ready to be corrected) she doesn't weigh in with support when he and Tessa have to stop the program?
Not only is he shamming, he's participating in the most low rent, humiliating scheme of lies and petty tricks ever cooked up by a set of people with an unearned complacency triple their brainpower (not just that he has to deny Tessa like Peter denies Christ, but he has to treat fans like shit when clearly it made him extremely uncomfortable to do so) .
And yet such is the apparent power of Ilderton that when it comes to making a choice - treating well-meaning fans like shit it is.
There is no way this is okay, healthy, or doesn't cause a psychological wound.