Katie, you can’t erase family… just ask Meghan
WE MAY not know much about boxing champion Katie Taylor’s training schedule but it sure doesn’t seem to allow much scope for following popular culture. If it did, then our foremost female sporting icon might have learned how best to handle family estrangement from another famous woman – Meghan Markle.
Never has a bride had the preparations for their wedding destroyed by toxic family relations more than Meghan. The public nature of the insults hurled in Meghan’s direction must have been particularly humiliating and difficult to ignore.
It is desperately sad when families fall out, particularly when relations fracture irreversibly between parents and their offspring, as has happened between Katie and her dad Pete, pictured.
But even permanent estrangement doesn’t nullify their connection and, try as Katie might to deny her father, they will always be locked in a legal and social relationship. In that sense, it would not only have been pointless for the media to ignore her connection to the gun attack in Bray – it would have been a form of ‘fake news’, with partial information disseminated to the public to suit a powerful third party, namely Katie.
Much as Katie might detest any public association with her father who, detectives believe, was an innocent target of criminals in the drugs trade, surely she’d be even less inclined to have her name tarnished by a link with censorship or cover-ups.