Wow, didn't realize he was 76. At least he did apologize, better late than never.
Good riddance! Wife beaters are a step below navel lint to me.
Agreed, good riddance to bad rubbish.
I saw that movie What's Love Got To Do With It? Really freaked me out how they portrayed Ike.
I'm glad he realized that what he did was wrong, and I really hope he changed and was sincere with his apology.
The performances in that movie were frighteningly good. It's good he apologized, I hope he meant it.
I liked his music with Tina, but yeah, spousal abuse is never a good thing. This reminds me of a friend of mine, now deceased. Back in high school, he went as Ike for Halloween, guitar and everything. And another friend of mine went as Tina--long wig and all. This was around the time "What's Love Got To Do With It" came out, starring Larry Fishburne, and Ike and Tina were experiencing a regrowth of popularity. In fact, I think my friends got the costume idea from an old episode of "Martin." Oh, the memories.
I like Perez Hilton's epitaph: "He will best be remembered as a wife beater and a drug addict."
I guess People.com is blocked from my job, so I can't read that article, but, to me, an apology does not make up for abuse.
Doesn't make up for it AT ALL. But IF in his heart he really changed or repented or whatever then I think that's a good thing.
That's kind of sad, though. I mean he did make some signifigant contributions to the American music scene which of course doesn't excuse his behavior but nevertheless....
Here's a quote of his from the People article:
Earlier this year, Turner told Jet magazine that he regretted many of his actions as a husband. "If I owe anybody an apology, that would be Tina," he said. "I put her through hell with other women. I regret it today, but I can't undo it."
He has never apologized for how he physically abused her, just for his cheating. I read somewhere how he's always denied beating her.
I still think if someone repents then thats a good thing. But I guess he didn't do that.
I don'y want to speak ill of the dead.
Apologizing in no way makes up for it . . . . he shouldn't have beaten her in the first place, but it was a nice gesture.
Sadly, he will be remembered for his wife beating and cheating... kids today really have little knowledge of his music.