It all started with the pictures. The nude pictures of Lara Bingle. Allegedly sent by an ex-partner, AFL player Brendan Fevola to other players.
Now I have never liked Bingle. Blame it on my views about her being a bimbo (my own biased views, I will admit) and therefore not thinking highly about her. Plus added to that, she seemed to be one of the causes for a rift between the cricketers with Clarkey in the limelight for reasons other than cricket. But despite all that, I am surprised at the way people have responded to the news that she wants to sue Fevola.
For those that haven’t seen the pictures, it’s of Lara Bingle in the shower and she is clearly not happy with the pic being taken.
There have been people talking about how she deserved it given that she was having an affair with Fevola back then (not sure if he was married or had a partner). I don’t condone cheating on one’s partner. But since when did that make it okay for the other partner to sexually harrass them??? Or send nude pictures of them to their mates? Mind you, it’s not just men saying this…women seem to think the same. There have been callers on talkback radio and readers posting comments on the news sites with comments akin to this. And it just disgusts me.
Not because I like Bingle. But because she did not ask for her nude pictures to be splashed around without her permission across Australia.
Times like these I do believe that we women are our own worst enemies.
I hope she doesn’t cave in to the pressure and not sue Fevola. Because if he did pass around those pictures, he deserves to pay the price.
On the whole break-up front, I would like to add that it’s a relief for a fan of cricket. Clarkey is a promising player but ever since he’s been with Bingle, there’s more about their personal life than his cricket that makes the news. And I for one am sick of it. Let’s hope he gets back on board with his game. And maybe, just maybe this shows that cricketers need the stable, relatively unknown partner. I feel for Clarkey. Break ups suck. But one in the public eye must be a zillion times worse.
Leave the models and third rate celebs to the footy players. Those guys are messed up anyway and get publicity like this all the time.
Until next time,