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The Green Aisle

This morning I was on a run for coffee and doughnuts and I heard something interesting on my favorite morning radio show. What I heard was unbelievable and I thought I should write something about it and see what your thoughts are on it. Do you remember Percy from The Green Mile? If not he was the pissy, shitty little man who smashes the mouse and tells the guy that there is no mouse heaven. In the end he ends up murdering the pedophile and goes insane. A perfect ending for such a jerk of a character. Well it appears that he has a new role, in real life that is, as a husband. Congrats on the marriage but there is something odd about this. His blushing bride is rather young and when I say young, I mean statutory rape young. Doug Hutchison (Percy) married a 16 year old named Courtney Stodden. As you can see from the picture she doesn’t look like she’s 16 but she is in fact that age. In Las Vegas the legal marrying age is 18, however, with parental consent the age drops to 16.

So what do you think about this marriage? Do you think it’s real or fake? The couple insists that they are in love and her parents say that the 51 year old is wonderful but can there be more to this? I have heard that back in the day it was perfectly legal and normal for an older man to marry a teenager but eventually society deemed it out of the norm and taboo. What happened back then that made it cool and now it’s wrong? I know it sounds as though I might be behind this guy but I’m not. There is no amount of money that I would except to let my 16 year old daughter marry an older man. Had she been of age I don’t think it would matter at all and I wouldn’t be typing this post. Maybe I’m wrong though, maybe they are happily married but something just seems off. Maybe he’s the victim here and not her. He does seem rather punchy and they could all be taking him for what he has. I don’t know how true any of it could be but the couple believes that love is ageless so are they right? Let me know what you think people.

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5 comments on The Green Aisle

  1. Ew….What would they even have in common?

  2. Chris says:

    Ya know, I met my wife when she was 15 and I was 21… however, we waited 10 yrs to get married.

    I just hope the parents made the right choice for their very young and, what looks to be, impressionable young daughter. What are they doing letting their daughter even DATE a 51 year old? If I were a parent, Id NEVER give that ok.

    All of that being said, I say power to him. He followed the law and got parents OK. They are within their rights. Although we all may snicker and laugh, no one knows how they feel. I say let them be.

    1. Ricardo says:

      Excellent insight Chris and thanks for responding. The whole point here is to generate a discussion and you have some good points. Hopefully more people will respond as well. Thanks again!

  3. Mo says:

    There is no way that girl is 16. She looks way older! If she really is 16 I would hate to see what she looks like in 40 years. I watched some of the videos on this and from the way she dresses and dances she seems much older. If she is really 16 what were her parents thinking not just letting her get married, but to dress like that???
    Even if she was marrying a guy who was 18 there is no reason to get married at 16! There is a reason people at this age are restricted from partaking in certain activities. At 16 your brain is still developing, in fact your frontal lobe is not fully developed until age 20-25. This controls many of your emotions and your ability to choose between right and wrong. Marriage is serious and I think you need to reach a certain age of maturity before you make a commitment to spend the rest of your life with one person. I don’t think a 16 year old has the capability of making such a decision. Long ago people did marry at ages such as 13,14 and 15, however life expectancy rates were half of what they are today. So at the age of 13 if you thought you might only live until 40 then I can see why you might want to get started on having a family. Now, however, life expectancies are much higher and it is reasonable to wait until later in life to start a family. My personal opinion is marriage should be left to those who are fully matured!

    1. Mo says:

      I really like how TMZ describes him as the dirty hippie from Lost!

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