On Friday we got to see the police video footage of Reese Witherspoon‘s embarrassing arrest in Atlanta, GA a few weeks ago and as you may recall, she has been offering her public apologies for the incident ever since. Today we get to see new photos of Reese flying into LA this weekend proudly wearing an City of Atlanta Police hat. Her supporters will likely see this gesture as an act of goodwill toward the police department she mouthed off to during her arrest … but her detractors, well, they will likely see this gesture as a mockery of her arrest. Ugh.
As footage of Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth’s arrests continues to be released, the actress made a move that may have been intended as a symbol of peace. Arriving to Los Angeles on Saturday, the 37-year-old wore a City of Atlanta Police baseball cap. Though her intentions were likely good, the hat combined with a slight smirk almost made a mockery of the whole incident. Once considered America’s sweetheart, Reese was heard saying things such as, ‘Do you know my name, sir?’ to an Atlanta cop who pulled over Reese and her husband under suspicion of driving under the influence on April 19. Walking through LAX on Saturday, the actress switched between smiling and keeping her head down with her arms crossed against her chest. Husband Jim, 42, dutifully pushed baby Tennessee in a stroller while Reese kept to herself … Perhaps seeking to avoid further notice at the airport, Reese may have thought she could hide behind her hat. Unfortunately, its Atlanta Police-emblazoned front only drew more attention as crowds of people gathered around her. The Sweet Home Alabama star told the policeman that night: ‘You’ll be famous now for arresting me.’ By her wearing the hat of the police department by which she was arrested, she certainly seems to drive that point home.
Oh, Reese … you’ve been doing things so well lately … I just don’t understand this hat thing. While I honestly believe that her public apology on Good Morning America last week was absolutely the right thing to do in the wake of her arrest, I don’t know that wearing an Atlanta Police cap is a good idea at all. Even if she was trying to show her support for the police department she offended, it just does not read that way … IMHO. Wearing the hat seems more flippant than respectful … but, in all honesty, I still don’t think her arrest is all that serious at all. The truth of the matter is that she got arrested for being a drunk idiot. She didn’t harm anyone but herself (and only barely) and she did apologize. The hat thing may be a bad idea (one that will not likely win her any new fans) but, again, she’s really causing no harm to anyone.