Lara Bingle Slams Reporter For Mocking Baby Son’s Name Rocket Zot

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Lara Bingle Rocket Zot

By Daniel Gates |

Lara Bingle Rocket Zot

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Lara Bingle is firing back at critics of her choice of baby name for the son she and Sam Worthington just welcomed. As Gossip Cop reported last month, the couple became first-time parents to a baby whose name was later revealed to be Rocket Zot. The unusual moniker generated a lot of buzz online, but Bingle was less than pleased with at least one hater among the Australian press.

The Daily Telegraph published a headline, “Lara Bingle doesn’t care a zot for baby name traditions.” The accompanying story ripped Bingle for the “Rocket” first name, but specifically took aim at “Zot.” The journalist wrote, “Zot is a travesty — a mere verbal scribbling. It’s up there with Jermajesty Jackson, Audio Clayton and Tu Morrow in a category of cruel and unusual punishments.” She later added, “This little boy of yours, this little Rocket Zot, he’s your legacy. This is your chance to leave a lasting tribute to your father, because one day, too soon, you and that pretty skin of yours will be gone. That middle name … don’t you want to reconsider?”

Bingle struck back on Twitter. Given how private she and Worthington have been about their entire relationship, the fashion model’s response is even more noteworthy:

This quote taken from a balderdash article in The Daily Telegraph Australia, April 4, 2015 – is very embarrassing. My sons middle name IS a respectful nod to my late father, whose nickname was affectionately, Zot. I wish Australian journalism, and in particular The Daily Telegraph, would rethink employing people who have some respect, and integrity, who either fact check or not comment – rather than just print the juvenile, spurious ramblings of some pseudo journalist called Annette Sharp.

So there you have it. Bingle has confirmed her son’s name, and she’s not happy about media outlets mocking it. What do you think about what she had to say?


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