Ashleigh Murdock – Misconceptions in the Media

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Earlier this week I came across this video from Great Britain’s Olympic Diving Star, Tom Daley. Tom Daley is 19 years old, and he released this persoanlly recorded video statement because he was unhappy about how the media was reflecting his image and how he was misquoted in an interview. In the video, he came out and said that he was in a relationship with a man. He also said that, in an ideal world, he wouldn’t be doing this video, and that it shouldn’t matter. While I was watching it, I found it really sad, that he even had to make a statement about his sexuality. It reminded me of the personal body image videos from YouTube that we watched in class, and it just goes to show that how the media portrays celebrities, and famous people, isn’t always accurate.


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