Lisa Curry: celebrities deserve to be treated like people too.

You can write the facts but let’s stop speculating.

World swimming champion, Lisa Curry, 52 has lashed out at media outlets for reporting about an apparent Fifi Box and Grant Kenny pregnancy announcement that she claims has no truth behind it.

The rant comes just after Curry hit out at the magazines for the way they had reported on her father’s passing – getting their facts wrong and being disrespectful in the way they covered her loss.

Unfortunately it’s not new – magazines (and all media outlets) reporting about people and their private lives with misleading information, using the wrong facts and portraying the story in a disrespectful way. Sometimes they are called out on it, and other times (many times) they go unnoticed.

Fifi Box and her duaghter, Trixie. Image via @fifi_box Instagram.

The two publications in Curry's firing line were glossy, gossip magazines that have been previously accused of printing misrepresented stories at times. But this isn't just about the glossy magazine industry, it's not just about gossip stories, this goes beyond that. What Curry has brought to the forefront is the way the media needs to deal with celebrities personal lives, because in the end they're people.

The former Olympian took to Facebook to respond to a recent story that had suggested radio presenter, Fifi Box was pregnant with her second child, with Curry's ex (Grant Kenny). Box is already a mother to two-year-old, Trixie (who's thought to be Kenny's child).

Curry said that the story was made up of, "lies, deceit and misleading garbage." She wrote on her Facebook page that enough was enough.

“Fiona (Fifi) is not pregnant, Grant is not a father again and leave dear little Trixie alone,” Curry wrote. She has since edited the post to remove Fifi, Grant and Trixie's names.

Curry asked the media to leave Trixie alone. Image via @fifi_box Instagram.

Curry's anger over the child speculation came after she was deeply hurt and (understandably) angered about the way the magazines had written about her father passing away.


She wrote on her Facebook Page, "I don't mind if you acknowledge the passing of my dad, as he was a special man to so many, but for something like that you should get your facts right. Your journalists are so pathetic."

The 'facts' she was referring to were personal, family ones.

"And by the way, my mums name is Pat. And the lady I was helping out of the church was dads younger sister, my Aunty. How dare you," she wrote.

But the concern goes beyond fact slip-ups, it goes to a more personal level where gossiping about people (in the media or at brunch with your friends) hurts. Especially when that gossip has gone through a Chinese whisper mill and has come out all twisted and warped.

It's not ok when the 'facts' have been chewed up and spat out so many times they begin to change and then they start affecting people's lives. On a personal level.

Curry had it right when she wrote, "Enough is enough.  You people are seriously deluded. You have no idea the seriousness of your lies and the damage they are causing."

"enough is enough." Image via Lisa Curry Facebook.

And as everyone would agree, the former Olympian said she understood the way magazines work.

"But sometimes it goes too far, and this is one of those times. You should apologise to everyone named in the story and to the public," she wrote.

What do you think about the fact slip up when reporting on personal issues?

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