Poor young Adele! The acclaimed London songstress has been the subject of some fake pictures that seek to show her engaging in sexual acts.
I like Adele – some of her songs are excellent and she has an entrancing, mesmerising voice. I have previously put up a few of her tracks on this blog – Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep and Set Fire to the Rain that are all from her album 21.
No doubt she is upset by these scurrilous revelations that appeared in a pernicious French magazine. Her lawyers are threatening to sue their asses off.
She has an interest in doing this as she has carved out a niche as a soulful and angst riven female. She’s a good north/south London girl with a twangy ordinary speaking voice. A Pamela Anderson or Paris Hilton-esque tape would not be good for her image.
It is not the case that all publicity is good publicity. Also as I pointed out in a recent article, once something appears unchallenged in the mass media – in the newspapers for example – then it becomes a ‘fact’. That is why Adele’s publicists have very noisily challenged the veracity of the sex images.
Plenty of unsubstantiated gossiping takes place on the internet. Only a foolish person would get upset about that sort of tittle-tattle. You are better off treating it as a source of amusement. As they say there’s only one thing worse than being talked about and that’s not being talked about.
But once it hits the press – that’s when you’ve got to worry.Ask Adele.