There’s something particularly creepy about the news media’s obsession with Suri Cruise. And by news media, I mean mainly News Ltd.
The latest is this story in The Daily Telegraph: Suri Cruise has a shoe collection worth $150,000 plus (search engine optimisation has certainly ruined the art of headline writing, hasn’t it?).
Yep, a story about a five-year-old’s shoes.
Imagine having to deal with this every time you leave your house:
And for what? So we can have a photo of them leaving the house. Perhaps they close the front door in a way that’s newsworthy?
But where does it stop? When Suri’s body starts to develop, we’ll have magazine covers with her growing breasts helpfully circled so we can all see. Because that’s not creepy at all.
According to celebritynetworth (the shit you find on the internet, hey?), Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have an estimated net worth US$275 million. I have no idea if this is accurate, but I’m not interested in wandering around the internet looking for a celebrity’s income. It actually sounds a little low when you consider that Cruise was paid US$70 million for War of the Worlds and another US$70 million for Mission Impossible. Either way, it’s not at all surprising that they can buy their daughter whatever she wants. But does it really warrant a story on all of News Ltd’s Australian websites, asking us to judge a child as though she was an adult spending her own money?
That a five-year-old’s outfits are being documented by the, ahem, “news” media is just weird. It’s also creepy that journalists are writing stories about what a child is wearing. It reminds me of those websites that were counting down the days until Hayden Panettiere and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were legally able to have sex. As though ANYONE connected to those sites would be in with a chance. There’s probably already a Suri Cruise one. Some people are so fucked up.