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Courtney Loves Double Peep :comments

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Tags: production, Video sharing, Voyeurism

Here’s an example of one of my favorite (new) media phenomena: the Double Peep. In the Double Peep, someone—usually a celebrity—peeps him or her self by revealing far too much about their thought process through some online format. Then the mainstream media takes over and does the rest: relentlessly promoting an overshare barely anyone noticed until it takes on a life of its own.

Here are the details as culled from an article in the Independent which managed to twist this mindless tidbit of celebrity gossip into a very serious sounding 700 word piece titled: “Love’s online spat sparks first Twitter libel suit”.

Basically, Courtney Love has been obsessively tweeting (is there any other kind of tweeting?) on the subject of the character of her former fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir. The Austin, Texas designer (now the recipient of millions of dollars of free publicity as countless media outlets run this news story accompanied by a pic of Love in one of the dresses she designed…see below..) has launched a lawsuit for, among other things, accusing her of being a “nasty, lying, hosebag thief.” Nice tweet Courtney!

Apparently all this has to do with a $4000 bill for clothes received Love never paid, which caused the designer to…ah…stop sending her clothes.

Hey I wish I could parlay a dispute over four grand into a multimillion dollar publicity campaign - I mean lawsuit, sorry - that will probably benefit both these women far more than hurt them.

Double Peep strikes again. This isn’t the first time, and it definitely won’t be the last, that somebody entertains us by offering an unfiltered portal into their thought process (however addled) and, in the process, offers the media a ready-made story peeping the peep. Consider the lawsuit is a bonus for everyone involved.


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