Holy hell people. This is not technically an article per se because I can’t add anything to what my co-writer Alexis Rhiannon has said, but if you feel like giving yourself a nice splitting rage headache head on over here. Alexis writes:
But in reading one of the articles about Paulâ€™s girlfriend,Â Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, I thought I came across a typo â€”Â it said she was twenty-three, which I could understand, given that we live in a world whereÂ thirty-eight year oldÂ Bradley CooperÂ is dating twenty-one year oldÂ Suki Waterhouse, but it also said that theyâ€™d been dating for seven years.
Ha. No way, dude. No way thatâ€™s accurate. I kind of grimaced to myself, imagining the embarrassment of the editor who had let an error like that slip through the cracks. But then I looked at several other posts, and they all said the same thing: at the time of his death, Paul, 40, was dating Jasmine, 23, and theyâ€™d been together for seven years. Which means at the time of their meeting, she was sixteen and he wasâ€¦thirty-three.
It’s horrible and tragic that Paul Walker died. My heart goes out to his friends, family and fans. It’s a terrible sad thing. But in no way does this excuse the fact that he was dating a girl who was 16 when he was 33. Dress it up how you want, excuse it how you want, whatever – this is wrong. On so many levels. But Alexis is being met with comments like:
It should be noted that Sam Escobar at our other sister site The Gloss wrote a piece as well and she has comments like this on it:
I can’t even. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked a revelation like this is bringing all the creeps out of the woodwork but there is no way in hell I can ever see how dating a 16-year-old when you are a 33-year-old man is OK. Even if you did sadly die in a tragic accident. These things can be exclusive, you can be sad the man died, but you can also acknowledge dating a girl that young is disgusting, exploitive and criminal. Let’s not ignore the simple fact of this. A man of this age dating a girl of this age is rape.