In fact it seems to me more like prurient gossip, complete with paparazzi pics. And if Ali had a new boyfriend rather than a new girlfriend it would never have made the front page, or the third page. There’s more than a whiff of homophobia about this one.
Apart from the Herald gossip columnist’s headline making me want to croon “my new lady lurve” in a demented Barry White type fashion (which believe me, dear reader is NOT PRETTY), I have to say I agree.
GayNZ tells us Ms Mau may be about to go public in a women’s magazine. The Herald story “outing” Ms Mau was, it seems, written without her input.
Ms Mau herself denies vehemently she ever had any plans for a women’s mag paying her to talk about her love-life. Just before she throws New Idea and Women’s Day over her shoulder on national television for stalking her while she went to the supermarket and watched her children play sport.
Her “stunning pre-prepared outburst” is being condemned by another gossip columnist at Stuff.
I don’t care who Alison Mau is shagging, provided it’s consensual and non-abusive. And while there’s no doubt many of us don’t get to post email addresses of people we don’t agree with on national television, it’s hard to see why anyone in the media is defending this.
Additional big ups to Ms Mau – her responses so far have not kowtowed to homophobia in any way.