Katherine Jenkins wins Olympic media silver for David Beckham sex story
HEARD the one about Katherine Jenkins having an affair with David Beckham? No, neither had anyone else on Earth, ever. That was until Jenkins issued a statement on Twitter saying that she wasn’t having an affair with the squeaking footballer.
She pointed out that she’d only met Goldenballs twice, adding that she had never even been on her own with him.
“Dear Twitter friends, I’ve read some horrible rumours on here & want u 2 know I absolutely deny I’ve had an affair with David Beckham. The rumours are very hurtful, untrue & my lawyers tell me actionable… I’ve only met David twice: once at the Military Awards in 2010 & on a night out in the West End in Feb 2012.” We were out in a group of friends & it was just a normal fun evening out… Just so we are clear I have never been on my own with him and never arranged to meet up.”
So is this a case of anti-news? If so, then we can also say things like ‘KATHERINE JENKINS ISN’T MADE OUT OF HAM!’ or ‘JENKINS DIDN’T HAVE SEX WITH EVERY MEMBER OF THE COSBY SHOW AND CERTAINLY DIDN’T FILM IT, NOR DID SHE ENJOY WATCHING THE THEO HUXTABLE SECTION BACK AT A LATER DATE’
Or is it a case of her letting the cat-out-of-the-bag on something that is actually happening, thereby creating a mini ‘Streisand Effect’? Has she jumped the gun before the story broke, thereby making her look incredibly guilty of something?
Or is it just a crap publicity stunt?
The Daily Mirror leads with the no news: “BECKS: I didn’t sleep with Kath.”
…an insider said Victoria, 38, knows the claims are “nonsense” and did not feel the need to respond. The source added: “Both she and David are a bit bemused as to why Katherine felt the need to do this in the first place. “Victoria and David haven’t needed to have conversations about the claims.”
While no comment about a non-news story is a front-page comment, the Sun yells from its front page:
“Diva’s Becks Sex Shock”
BBC presenter Nicky Campbell tweeted: “I see @kathjenkins has gone on Twitter and denied having an affair with David Beckham. Anyone you would like to deny having an affair with?”
Lily Allen tweeted: “I’m really upset at the hurtful rumours going round about me having an affair with Jay Z. My lawyers tell me they are actionable. I’ve met him twice, once at the Spotted Pig in New York and once at the Wireless Festival. We have never been alone together etc etc.”
Meanwhile, in the Olympic legacy spirit, we’d like to give Jenkins a silver medal for conjuring news from nothing. Nice one, Kath. It’s people like you that keep the dead-tree press writing about Twitter. They should give you a prize…