Dec
14
2009
Hugh Hefner Wants Everyone to Know He Doesn’t Condone Tiger’s Cheating Ways
By Stephanie Wei under General

Last Thursday at the release of Benedikt Taschen’s “Illustrated Autobiography: Hugh Hefner’s Playboy,” the Hef, accompanied by his girlfriend, Crystal Harris, and his Shannon twins, wanted to clarify “the false rumors this week on the Internet related to me.”

Apparently when Hefner, a maven of sexual expression, said he wasn’t surprised by Tiger’s behavior, many misinterpreted that he meant he approved of it — which wasn’t the case:

The reason that I wasn’t surprised is that he’s traveling the world. He’s a handsome, young guy and beautiful ladies are throwing themselves at him. You never know the circumstances of a personal relationship or a marriage and how well it worked and I think that the immorality of infidelity is the lie. It isn’t really the sex. It’s the cheating.

So, Hef, the master in these moral matters, is saying, go ahead and sleep with as many people as you’d desire, but just don’t lie to your wife about it. In other words, Tiger should’ve made an agreement for an open relationship with Elin. I’ve heard other athletes, including a golfer, have established some sort of understanding and appear to avoid sustaining (alleged) claw marks or chipped teeth.

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