The cover of one of this weekâ€™s tabloids is trying to trick readers into believing Gwen Stefani is quitting music for Blake Shelton, but itâ€™s completely untrue and misleading. Gossip Cop can expose this deceptive strategy. Itâ€™s a bait-and-switch to sell magazines.
The headline of an article teased on OK!â€™s latest cover reads, â€śGwen Tells All: Iâ€™m Quitting Music For Blake!â€ť The article inside the magazine is instead called, â€śGwenâ€™s Next Chapter,â€ť and features an interview with the singer about her upcoming Las Vegas residency, which kicks off later this month. Sheâ€™s still very much in the music business.
The misleading headline on the cover, however, was derived from a section of the interview in which Stefani says, â€śIâ€™m obviously at the end of my journey being a musician.â€ť The singer didnâ€™t actually say she was planning to retire from music. Instead, she clarified, â€śA Las Vegas show is a way to express myself and do my whole catalog of music that defines every period of my life.â€ť The singer seems to be indicating that sheâ€™s not focused on creating new music, but instead revisiting her previous work for a live stage show. Thatâ€™s hardly the same thing as â€śquitting music.â€ť
Additionally, Stefani only talks about Shelton once during the entire interview. She reveals her boyfriend has been â€śsuper supportiveâ€ť as she prepares for her Las Vegas residency, adding, â€śIâ€™m bouncing stuff off him all the time.â€ť Thatâ€™s all thatâ€™s said about Shelton in the article, so where exactly did OK! get the idea that sheâ€™s â€śquitting musicâ€ť for him?
The tabloidâ€™s report is both misleading and false. The cover of the publication promises a scoop that the accompanying article doesnâ€™t deliver. Itâ€™s simply an attempt to dupe people into shelling out $5.99 on a magazine, but readers will likely be disappointed when they read the actual article, which bears no relation to whatâ€™s printed on the cover.
Despite the tabloidâ€™s report being one big sham, Gossip Cop still checked in with a rep for Stefani to see if thereâ€™s any truth to the notion sheâ€™s quitting music. The singerâ€™s spokesperson assures us sheâ€™s not. Then again, Stefani never said that she was, despite the tabloid twisting her words.
Itâ€™s worth noting, this is hardly the first time Gossip Cop has had to call out OK! for pulling a bait-and-switch on its readers. Just last week, the magazine published a headline on its website suggesting that Stefani and Shelton had gotten married. It wasnâ€™t until one clicked on the article that the outlet acknowledged they havenâ€™t tied the knot.