Can’t A Porn Star And Footballer Follow Each Other In Peace?

MUNICH – When it comes to clickbait stories written solely to provide an excuse to publish a couple dozen booty-shots, it’s hard to top the UK’s The Sun.

Take this new bit of celebrity fluff from the Sun, for example: “Porn star Kendra Lust and Bayern Munich ace James Rodriguez start following each other on Twitter.”

Stop the presses, right?

Not counting the tag lines placed beneath the photos of Lust, Rodriguez and Ospina, the Sun article totals 368 words, most of which are recycled from previous coverage of Rodriguez and Ospina’s divorce.

Scrolling through the story, it’s not hard to determine the real reason for running the piece, which clearly is to create a reason to publish sexy photos of Lust, like this one.

As someone who works in the adult industry, obviously I’m not against publishing racy pics of attractive women. Nor am I as a reader averse to spending a few minutes staring at Kendra Lust’s butt. (OK, maybe more than a few minutes).

What strikes me as unseemly here, though, is by dwelling on Rodriguez’s recent divorce in the body of the article, the Sun seems to be implying there’s some connection between his split from his ex, Daniela Ospina, and his decision to follow Lust on social media.

There is no reason to draw such a connection, of course, something which is made clear in the quotes from Ospina which form much of the article’s text.

“I did not want to travel to Germany because I wanted to continue as an entrepreneur in Colombia and Spain,” Ospina explained. (Rodriguez is currently on loan from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich.) “James Rodriguez had decided to go to Bayern Munich to give a twist to his career.”

I’m sure that’s not the full story behind the divorce (not too many happily married couples would split over having to be apart for a year or so, I think), but I also doubt their divorce has much to do with who Rodriguez chose to follow on Twitter after the divorce had been filed.

Maybe I’m being too harsh on the Sun; maybe there’s something of substance to this article. Like the implication Rodriguez is hoping to hook up with Lust, a theory based solely on the fact he’s following her on social media.

“Dad-of-one James, who ‘follows’ just 292 users on Twitter, may be hoping the American adult actress… helps him move on,” the writer suggests. “But he might be dismayed to find out that Kendra – star of F*** Me Silly, Miss Tushy and Let’s Bang the Babysitter 3 – is married to a police officer and has a child.”

Of course, it’s also possible that Rodriguez, like most of Lust’s followers, won’t be dismayed to find out those facts, because he’s just following her on Twitter, for fuck’s sake.

Ultimately, the only new ‘story’ here is “two famous people follow each other on Twitter.”

Would the Sun have run a similar piece if the person they spotted Rodriguez following had been a famous female musician, mainstream model or actress? Possibly – but only if she had also posted at least a dozen nice booty shots to Instagram, I reckon.

 

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