A women’s magazine is about to get stuck into young soapie star Jodi Gordon, who made news last month after an incident in which police were called to a Sydney apartment.
Now, the Home and Away star is the subject of a story involving Kings Cross strip clubs.
It will also report that she is ready to give up her role on the long-running soap and head overseas.
The claims are just too private to republish here, and given they don’t sound illegal (right, Prime Minister?) it’s an unfortunate turn of events.
So far few media seem to be asking why a young actress is in the emotional state that delivers them such cover story copy. Is the fact that she is female and not a partying sports star simply better reading?
Australians have frequently rallied behind those who are targetted unfairly by media, particularly when news is deemed to be an invasion of privacy. Last year Andrew O’Keefe saw a wave of support after media had a field day with his personal life after a night of partying in Melbourne.
What is newsworthy here, is whether such articles ultimately tarnish Gordon’s media image and how it fits with that of the Seven soap. Certainly a recent admission of drug use is out of step with a network’s image.
Of course many might argue that Home and Away storylines trade in stalkers, kidnappers and assorted criminal elements as much as teeny romancers.
Sometimes even poledancers.