Behind the coming out of Rebel Wilson, the excesses of an Australian newspaper – Liberation


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By forcing the Australian actress to go public with her relationship with a woman, the “Sydney Morning Herald” shocked reporters and readers, and paints a bleak picture of her journalistic practices.

Decidedly, the fairy tale has a bitter flavor. While the famous Australian actress, notably known for Perfect, Rebel Wilson said last week that she was in a relationship with a fashion designer, the circumstances of her announcement turned out to be much less rosy. A columnist from Sydney Morning Herald would have forced this coming out by threatening to reveal their relationship in an article.

Sub rewinds. June 10, scoop on Instagram. The two women show their complicity and their ultra-bright smile on Rebel Wilson’s account, we read: “I thought I was looking for a Disney Prince…but maybe what I really needed all this time was a #LoveIsLove Disney Princess.” The next day, surprise: in the online version of the SMH, journalist Andrew Hornery accuses the actress of torpedoing her subject. In fact, he explains that he informed the actress of his intention to reveal his relationship, giving him forty-eight hours to react. She would have taken him by surprise by revealing his situation on social networks.

“Contrary to journalistic ethics”

On Twitter, BBC reporter Megha Mohan shares her amazement: “The newspaper wrote to Rebel Wilson to tell her that they would outrage her in two days and now complains that she chose to announce her relationship with a woman herself: quite appalling! » Denis Muller, journalism researcher and former press boss, confirmed at Release : “By receiving the


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