Morgan Spurlock. What Else Is There To Be Said?
My antipathy for Morgan Spurlock's "investigative methods" has been well-documented. (By me.) So of course it stands to reason that I'd have an opinion about his latest episode of public barfing.
First, let me say this. I have a simple theory that anyone who films him or herself barfing both craves and needs attention entirely too much. We all have "notice-me" behaviours ranging from a light application of lipstick to streaking at football games. But filmed vomiting is in a class(lessness) by itself.
Morgan Spurlock has filmed himself vomiting. And been made famous for it. While I suppose congratulations are in order for his spectacular goal-orientation and acheivement, the fact remains that he's an attention-whore. This is why it is a spectacularly bad idea to invite him to speak at your high school. Of course he'll make fun of the special needs kids. Of course he's gonna rag on McDonald's. That's his schtick. He's made millions of dollars doing exactly that, so don't act all surprised that he followed through in your assembly. Do I think it's right? No. Of course not. There are things polite people don't do. They don't make fun of people with special needs, they don't call people stupid and they don't film their own puke.
And of course there's absolutely nothing attention-whoring about having your own blog. Nothing at all.