It was a simpler time. My inherently trusting nature got the better of me. I know better now. We all do.
For a woman who claimed she wanted to remain anonymous a little over a week ago, Ms. Leathers sure is making the most of her sudden fame, or infamy, or whatever the hell it is. In a week that saw her posing for a NY Post bikini photo shoot (about which the less said the better) and going on Howard Stern to call Anthony Weiner a “needy little bitch,” the following might be the most depressing news of all.
Sydney Leathers, the 23-year-old at the heart of the new Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, was seen meeting porn industry giant Vivid Video last weekend as agencies grapple to cash in on the online mistress’ Weiner connection.
Miss Leathers was seen getting into Vivid founder Steve Hirsch’s convertible as she left their headquarters in Los Angeles on Saturday, TMZ reported. She didn’t reveal much about the encounter on the Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning.
“He reached out to my manager Gina, and I just feel like, he’s a great guy, I’m keeping all my options open. We’ll see what happens,” she said…
Her manager, Gina Rodriguez, also represents Tan Mom and Octomom, Buzzfeed reported.
Tan Mom and Octomom? Yay! Back in the old days, this sort of thing was called a sideshow. Now it’s big business. Now it’s an aspiration.
It’ll just add to Leathers’ resume, as Caroline May reports:
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting buddy has a history of trolling for older men online.
According to Seeking Arrangements, an online dating service for younger women (Sugar Babies) looking to connect with older, wealthier men (Sugar Daddies), Weiner sexter Sydney Leathers was active on the site for eight months, from August 2012 to April 2013.
Leathers has deleted her profile but, according to a press release from the dating site, “she was very popular on the site and found success as a Sugar Baby.”
Am I “slut-shaming” her right now? Is that what I’m doing? Well, so be it. It bums me out. As fascinating as this whole Anthony Weiner fiasco is, and as fun as it is to write the suitably awful headlines, it’s sad that this young woman is leaping headfirst into the sausage-grinder of 21st Century “fame.” Save some money, Sydney.
Maybe I’m just starting to experience Weiner fatigue? It happens to everybody eventually…
Update: Weiner gets backed up.
— jimmy mcmillan (@damnrentparty) August 1, 2013
Well, something is too damn high…