The tape circulating on the internet as featuring Meg White is fake. I run The Modern Age. Thank you. In reply to Eugene, is it not Megan Martha White? No arguing intended…I never realised her middle name was Angela.
This "Meg White sex tape" is truly a magical thing. Not because the woman in the tape is actually Meg or anything like that it's not — a fact which, at this point, seems somewhat inconsequential , but rather because it: A gave hope to overweight dudes everywhere; B made it almost acceptable to view porn while at work in the name of journalistic responsibility the interns are afraid of me now ; and C was greeted with a backlash that probably made the Knight Foundation proud. What occurred in the wake of the tape was pretty amazing: People were genuinely outraged by it. Well, not so much it, but rather by the blogs that chose to post about it, marking quite possibly the first time in history that this group of people got really ticked off about a video of two people having sex. The drama heated up on Monday, when two popular music blogs first posted about the video — the former including a screen grab and both featuring a link to the clip — a decision that seemed to make sense considering that they are music blogs and, you know, the White Stripes happen to be a band that a large portion of their audience cares about not to mention the fact that a large portion of that large portion finds Meg interesting perhaps for more than just music-related reasons. Of course, there was the very real possibility that it wasn't even Meg in the tape, but hey, these are music blogs, where ironclad fact-checking isn't exactly job one, right? Well, wrong, apparently. Just minutes after posting the video, both sites were hammered by commentators who found the very fact that the blogs were — gasp! Most accused the sites of delving into territory better left to gossip mongers like Perez Hilton or the folks at TMZ, an argument that got even weirder when Hilton himself — the same guy who steadfastly stands by his claim that Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is dead — weighed in on the situation, writing, "Just cuz something is on the Internet doesn't make it true, y'all!
From the little we've been able to glean about her, Meg White didn't seem the kind of rock star who would ever generate the headline "Meg White sex tape furore" - yet there it is on nme. The "furore", which is in response to a grainy video of a woman who may or may not be the White Stripes drummer enjoying the company of a male friend, has divided viewers into two camps. One refuses to believe it's actually White, while the other is convinced it is, and reacts with typical pubescent lairy behaviour. Within the latter group is a faction that thinks the leaking of the tape is the real reason the White Stripes cancelled upcoming US and UK tours, rather than the official explanation, which was that Meg was suffering " acute anxiety ". It makes you wonder. No, not about whether it's her on the tape personally, I can't imagine the unnervingly introverted White cutting loose in quite this way , but about why the explanation would be questioned. Perhaps it's because conditions such as "exhaustion" often turn out to be euphemisms for something more scandalous just as "I was researching a film role" has become the standard excuse for really off-the-wall behaviour.
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