New Year’s Day is a slow news day so far … and one way you can realize this is the way some media outlets reported on a video of Taylor Swift experiencing a minor slip on the stairs last night.
After her medley performance of her hits at the ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,’ on New Year’s Eve, Swift was captured on video exiting the stage. However, she momentarily lost her balance in the last step but in a fraction of a second, regained it without hitting the ground. Then she smiled and waved to her fans. That’s all.
But how did the media outlets treat the insignificant slip after the video and pics showed up online? ‘Taylor Swift Nearly Begins 2015 … ON HER ASS,’ blares TMZ. ‘Taylor Swift Falls Down Stairs on New Year’s Eve 2015,’ reports Just Jared. Then The Mirror sums it up by saying, ‘Watch Taylor Swift suffer embarrassing fall after New Year’s Eve show but recover like a true professional,’ going on to add that Swift was left ‘red-faced in front of thousands of screaming fans.’
Exaggerations. Sensationalism. That is the world of celebrity gossip, especially on a slow news day.
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