It really puts the wind up my skirt when celebrities leak news about their private lives to the media, then have the audacity to say, we ask that you respect our privacy in this difficult time. If you really wanted your privacy, then why are you telling the world about your private life to begin with?
We had two examples of this kind of behavior this week.
First, the announcement was made that Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were getting a divorce. The following is a quote from their publicist.
“The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012,” their publicist said in a statement, to which the duo added, “We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time.”
The second example happened just today when it was announced that Chaz Bono and his long time girlfriend were splitting up. Here is the quote from their publicist.
A publicist for Chaz Bono says the relationship between the author and activist and his longtime partner has ended. Howard Bragman says in a statement that Bono and Jennifer Elia “leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection towards one another.” He adds that the two are seeking privacy in the matter.
Seriously, if you are truly seeking privacy you’d just keep your big, fat, narcissistic yaps shut in the first place.