Wrong headline

I groaned when I saw this headline in the Dom Post:

Paquin to become aunt

And the first sentence was:

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and his partner are to make Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin an aunt.

You know, I really don’t think Dr Norman and Katya Paquin are having a baby just so Anna can be an aunt.

Yes Anna is a famous actress (and I am a huge fan of her acting ability) and it is to be expected that there might be some mention in the story that she is Katya’s sister and hence aunt to be.

But making the headline and lead sentence all about the sister is rather inappropriate in my opinion.

Anyway congratulations to Russel and Katya on their baby to be. I’m informed your lives will never quite be the same again – in a good way!

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