Nazis were super hot. 9/10 = hot.
As far as I'm concerned, it beats the hell out of fucking bicycles or picnic tables. At least there were real women involved.
Sins of the father, and all that.
He points out that it would be different if he had been speeding or driving drunk. But I wonder if he has ever sanctioned a driver for embarrassing the organization or the corporate sponsors? Big time racing exists to sell cars, and the ones paying the bills are only doing it for the PR.
Thanks for posting about this, Dan. When I first read the story last week, my first thought was, "where does Dan Savage stand on Nazi fetishes?"
Shoe = Nazi
Why don' you ever see anybody dressed up as a Nazi on Halloween?
Were the prostitutes legal? Five of them, dressed in Auschwitz rags, five hours for a mere GBP2500. Elliot Spitzer is a mug.
OK, fetishes whatever. But I didn't know prostitution was legal in Britain--didn't he pay the women for sex too? And, as Fnarf pointed out @8, he didn't pay them very well either...
I thought you were supposed to pay hookers with punches and kicks...
This reminds me of Eating Raoul.
Requests for him to step down sort of struck me as par for the course. I mean, even if what he did was legal, since when do we say, ok, well, he followed the law, so nothing to see here people. When someone has a weird sexual fetish (Vitter's diaper fetish) or has an affair, we crucify them, even if what they did is perfectly legal.
It shouldn't be so, of course, but it is. He can take a stand against it, or he can accept that his credibility and effectiveness as a representative of the organization has been compromised (unjustly) and step down.
Take a stand? What, "yeah, I like to pretend I'm whipping concentration camp victims, got a problem with that?" He's shaming F1, the worlds richest sport (check out those driver salaries).
Which is fine by me. I'm pleased as punch, actually, because it's a hilarious story. The best punishment for him, as with all Nazis, is endless public ridicule.
Who released the film in the first place? It seems pretty apparent that one or more of the prostitutes must have known about the camera because I doubt Mosely released the film. The owner of the dungeon may have had it wired, but then one must wonder to what end? It doesn't appear to have been the first time he acted out that fantasy. It sure sounds like a set up.
#7 - In England at Fancy Dress parties, you can't throw a [insert something very, very English here that could also be thrown] without hitting someone dressed as Hitler. The context is a bit different there, though.
@15 -- spotted dick?
But I'm with @12 and @13 here. Sure, what he did may have been "harmless and completely legal", but he deserves punishment for his criminally bad taste.
The fact he has waged a personal war on anyone in the sport who 'brings it into disrepute', the fact he is a married man, the fact he is the figurehead of 100s of motoring organisations the world over means he simply has to step down.
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