All press is good press…unless is involves you trying to sue IMDB because they posted your birthday and revealed that you were older than most of the roles you played and you lost and then they reveal your identity.
I actually think that this is debatable. Junie Hoang is the actress behind the story and she is currently 41. She had posted a fake birthday on her account but then took it off in some sort of strategic move. Only, someone then posted her real birthday which was not part of her strategy. However, if you are like me you had never heard of Junie until her identity was revealed after she sued IMDB (and lost by the way). Just because she is older doesn’t mean she won’t be cast for younger roles. I mean, look at the kids on Glee. When I say kids, I really mean adults because they are all in their mid to late 20′s and 30′s. Either you know this and don’t care or you just assumed they were really high school age. That is why they are called actors and actresses. They can play the role. Now Junie’s name is out there and some casting director that had never heard of her might see her from this lawsuit and say, “Hey, she’d be perfect for this role!” So maybe, just maybe, this whole thing is strategy. And if that is the case this woman in a genius!
Yes I understand that there is an issue with revealing personal information on the internet but I think as someone in the limelight that is something that you have to get over. You choose to put yourself in the public eye and you should be prepared for people to dig up information about you. Is it fair? Probably not. Is it expected? I think so. Should people be going through your trash to find personal information and old credit card account stubs? Heck no.