Is Beyoncé’s brand new ‘pregnancy’ just another gossip story?
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Singer Beyoncé Knowles is pregnant again. Maybe. Or, perhaps, not at all. We’re slightly confused about the rumours doing the rounds on the gossip sites. After all, she gave birth to baby daughter Blue Ivy Carter only 8 months ago. There seems to be a trend for magazines and gossip sites to report news which, in all likelihood, has never happened, and that makes us wonder whether it’s all ethical.
Read the ‘signs’
Celebrities are newsmakers- and we all love to hear about someone famous when she’s sporting that pregnancy glow, but just because she has chosen to wear something loose-fitting (like Kate Middleton), or has put on a kilo or two and is not dying her hair at the moment (Lady Gaga) that doesn’t mean there’s a celebubean in her belly.
The quoting of ‘close sources’ about changed diets, taking breaks from booze-bloated parties or mysterious tummy bugs is almost laughable as ‘proof’ of a pregnancy, but does being in the public eye mean that celebs are fair game for rumour-mongering?
Beyoncé’s first pregnancy was treated like her very own reality show. Remember the rumour that she was carrying a fake bump under her dress? This has caused commenters to make jokes about this current rumour like “Gee, she managed to find another surrogate mom very quickly”.
We’d love to know when Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Kate actually DO climb on board the pregnancy bicycle again, but we’ll wait for them to announce it, thanks.
Do you think gossip sites should announce pregnancies before the expectant mom does?
By: Scott Dunlop