Austin O’Malley, a prolific writer of aphorisms within the 19th and 20th centuries, as soon as wrote: “For those who preserve your mouth shut, you’ll by no means put your foot in it.”
This handy recommendation appears to have eluded TV host and unlicensed psychologist Phil McGraw, higher generally known as Dr. Phil.
In a current interview with Individuals.com, Dr. Phil mentioned that oldsters concerned within the current school admission scandal have been extra involved with picture than training. For instance his level, he opined that oldsters wish to say their youngster is headed to Harvard or the College of Southern California, however they “don’t wish to be the one guardian that claims ‘my child’s going to Slippery Rock.’”
This inconsiderate comment, which appeared to take purpose at Butler County’s Slippery Rock College, justly drew an excessive amount of outrage. To consider that one has to attend an “elite” faculty or college to obtain a significant schooling is tremendously misguided. And whereas Slippery Rock could lack the name-brand enchantment of a Harvard or USC, it’s an academic establishment of appreciable high quality.
Alexis Johnson Dr. Phil apologizes to Slippery Rock for feedback: ‘I used to be unaware of your college’
Dr. Phil, ever involved together with his public picture, rapidly backtracked and apologized for his remarks.
However in his apology, Dr. Phil laughably — ridiculously — claimed that he thought he was utilizing the title of a fictional college. “I used to be unaware of your faculty,” he wrote, “and supposed to make use of a fictitious instance.”
Dr. Phil’s try to elucidate his remark is nearly as offensive because the remark itself.
Despite Dr. Phil’s backhanded remarks, Slippery Rock College President William J. Behre took the scenario in stride and leveraged the intensive media protection to make a good-natured pitch for the deserves of the varsity.
“At reasonably priced and accessible public schools like Slippery Rock College,” Mr. Behre wrote, “college students whose dad and mom work to pay their mortgage will discover high quality establishments that open doorways to the American dream.”
Mr. Behre concluded his letter with an invite to Dr. Phil to go to the Slippery Rock campus this fall to fulfill the hard-working college students, school and alumni of the college.
Not solely ought to Dr. Phil take Mr. Behre up on his supply, he ought to contemplate making a donation to the college, demonstrating honest regret for his ignorance and snobbery.