Edmonton Oddball Productions guy Danny Fournier brings up some very good points about the recent sighting of Lenny Kravitz’s bejeweled family jewels.
Lenny Kravitz’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ was pretty much headline news this past week and in all the coverage I noticed something, an obvious double standard.
When covering the incident, female news anchors (the ones that I saw covering the story) reported it as a positive story. Some of which were genuinely excited about the ‘wardrobe malfunction’, going as far as to allude to how easy it is to find the unedited pictures online, bragging that they not only already saw the photos but enjoyed what they saw.
So what would happen if the roles were reversed?
What if a female celebrity had a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ that was caught on video and there were pictures posted about it and a male anchor reported it as positive news encouraging viewers to go find the pictures online?
That actually happened a while back when a variety of female celebrity selfies were leaked out on the internet. Did you see any of the male or female anchors reporting on the story suggesting people check them out online or allude to how good the pictures were? This story was reported in a completely different fashion. Private nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton and more getting leaked out onto the internet wasn’t just referred to as a scandal, but was even called a sex crime and many even went as far as to say if you searched out and looked at these leaked pictures you too were committing a sex crime against these celebrities.
I’m not disagreeing with that. Those actress had every right to be upset about those pictures being leaked and I think the media and others condemning the leaking of the photos was commendable, although one could argue that simply by reporting it they caused just as much damage as the people who leaked the photos–but that’s a discussion for another blog.
So why wasn’t the same approached used when the photos of Lenny Kravitz ‘wardrobe malfunction’ started getting shared on the internet?
Read the rest of Danny’s post here. Anyone care to weigh in?