Singer Harry Styles dumped country music star Taylor Swift. Radar Online reported that the former dumped the latter because she was asexual, but Swift has neither confirmed nor denied these rumors. All media coverage focuses on one key detail. The couple broke up because Styles did not get enough sex. Millions of relationships have ended this way. It is only news for this couple because they are celebrities.
No one except Swift knows if she is asexual..Even Styles, a singer for One Direction, does not know if his former girlfriend is asexual or not. Someone who reads only the stories that appear in tabloids and in the mainstream media may get a false impression. Celebrity gossip columnists accuse Swift of not putting out.
Gossip columnists let the public know about every detail of a celebrity's life, even if this information has no impact on the rest of the world, but there is a problem with gossip. No one is sure if it is true. Swift does not need the boyfriend or the media to tell her she is asexual. If this is the case, she needs to discuss this with future partners. If she did not "put out" as the news coverage suggests, that is a different issue and should be covered differently.
People who are actually interested in asexual issues gain another benefit from this. They do not need to read about a squabble between two people whose names they may or may not know.