You may not be immediately familiar with the — let’s call it “work” — of Rielle Hunter, but even if you don’t recognize her name as the videographer who had an affair with John Edwards and who was the bearer of his illegitimate child, none of that is necessary to enjoy this bit of news. Rielle gave an interview to GQ magazine wherein she told her side of the story. What she didn’t count on, however, was the nature of the photographs GQ would display alongside the article.
The particular photo in question features Rielle in a men’s shirt and panties, sitting upon a bed next to some stuffed animals. That in itself is a little iffy, but what’s even better is just how happy Kermit and Barney look next to her, while an unknown toy looks on in what I can only guess is astonishment. Dora the Explorer seemingly blissed-out and hopped up on something — maybe denial? — only completes the photo.
Rielle is understandably upset about how this photo might be perceived, but it’s also ridiculous that she’s upset about its existence, as she posed for it. I’m not casting aspersion on GQ as a publication, but at some point you must be aware that you’re getting your picture taken for a men’s magazine, with all that that implies. Keeping your pants on would be rule number one.
Of course, this will boost her visibility and popularity, there’s no denying that, so my advice to her would be to ride the wave without shame and try to land some sort of reality show deal. The gods know those things are easy enough to catch.