Monday, January 30, 2012
Guys, you're in the lexicon
The "Scott and Jessica" message has trailblazed by inflating simple misdirection into a massive public hoax simply to disguise a legitimate heterosexual relationship.
As Scott and Tessa won an Olympic gold medal, it's easy to assume they'd be remembered as ice dancers. But figure skating isn't mainstream, especially not in Canada. There were fans at Canadians who weren't sure who they were.
Perhaps among the general public his legacy is going to be "Scott Moir and Jessica Dube" = shorthand for fake relationship to hide real straight romantic relationship. "Are they on the level or is it a Dube/Moir deal?"
It would be ironic but sort of fitting if Scott ended up more associated with Jessica's name than Tessa's. I'm sure everybody would love that.
*If Skate Canada hadn't made a botch of their public relations and marketing of these two, as well as an overblown nightmare of the sham itself, there would be less chance of his and Tessa's skating accomplishments sliding into niche obscurity while "Scott Moir/Jessica Dube" was common usage.
Posted by oycanada at 5:24 AM