Streisand Comments On Report


Hey everyone! Let’s talk about iconic singer and actress Barbra Streisand, who recently found herself entangled in the phenomenon named after her—the Streisand Effect.

This term refers to the unintended consequence when attempts to hide or suppress information only lead to greater publicity. Let’s explore what happened and why it’s so ironic.

It all started when Streisand took to social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, urging her hundreds of thousands of followers to ignore The New York Post. Her reasoning? She believed the outlet was spreading lies about President Joe Biden and implored other media outlets not to amplify what she termed as disinformation.

Streisand tweeted, “The NY Post is printing lies about President Biden. No other media outlets should amplify its disinformation.” However, her plea backfired spectacularly, leading to the exact opposite effect she intended – a classic case of the Streisand Effect. Instead of quelling interest, her attempt to drive people away from The Post only spurred more curiosity and attention.

To give you a bit of background, the Streisand Effect was coined after Barbra Streisand herself attempted to suppress photos of her Malibu mansion. Instead of keeping them under wraps, her efforts only drew more people to seek out and share the images, making them more widely known than they would have been otherwise. The lesson here is clear: sometimes, the more you try to hide something, the more attention it garners.

Social media users quickly caught on to the irony of the situation. One user on X noted, “Barbra Streisand is apparently completely unaware of the ‘Streisand Effect.’ This is the most unintentionally hilarious thing I have seen lately.” Conservative communications strategist Steve Guest chimed in with, “Literal Streisand effect.” Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross humorously added, “Wow, she did the thing.”

The phenomenon’s hilarity wasn’t lost on others either. Conservative pundit Mary Katherine Ham remarked, “Do not look at this thing I don’t want you to look at’ said Streisand! How can this be real? The writers are outdoing themselves in 2024!” Noam Blum pointed out the irony directly to Streisand, “The phenomenon of telling people to not share something only to have it spectacularly backfire is literally named after you.”

Podcaster Justin Young summed it up perfectly, comparing the situation to a lifesaving maneuver, “This is like watching Dr. Heimlich dislodge a blockage in a choking person’s airway.”

Just a reminder- the more you try to suppress something, the more likely it is to gain attention. So, next time you’re tempted to hide information, remember that sometimes it’s better to let it be than to inadvertently shine a spotlight on it.