Dear Media: Shirtless Gronk Is Not News

06.18.12 6 years ago 23 Comments

Rob Gronkowski hosted a pool party in Vegas over the weekend. He did so shirtless, partly because it was a pool party but also because being shirtless in public is just the natural state of being for Gronk, be it by a pool, in the club, in a library, at the DMV, in a convent, wherever. Each instance of shirtless Gronking is breathlessly reported by traditional media and blogs alike. This is unnecessary but understandable as writers make the mistake of judging Gronk by the standards and values of mainstream society. Values to which Gronk does not subscribe. In the future, we hope the journalism community comes to understand that Gronk being spotted actually wearing clothes in public is the newsworthy event.

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