It makes you wonder. The "furore", which is in response to a grainy video of a woman who may or may not be the White Stripes drummer enjoying the company of a male friend, has divided viewers into two camps. Within the latter group is a faction that thinks the leaking of the tape is the real reason the White Stripes cancelled upcoming US and UK tours, rather than the official explanation, which was that Meg was suffering " acute anxiety ". Was that Meg White in the sex tape? Why is that, I wonder? The woman is a rock drummer - she has more backbone than that. The most recent celeb to be so immortalised is Vanessa Hudgens of Disney's sickly High School Musical, who posed for "intimate" pictures that found their way online. The handful of male pop stars who've been filmed sexing - Tommy Lee and Dane Bowers are the only ones I can think of - don't attract anywhere near the amount of attention as Hudgens and her sisters-in-celluloid Paris Hilton, Lee's ex-wife Pamela Anderson and possibly White. The doubters should just accept that, to misquote Freud, sometimes anxiety is just anxiety. No, not about whether it's her on the tape personally, I can't imagine the unnervingly introverted White cutting loose in quite this way , but about why the explanation would be questioned. The resultant uproar jeopardised her job, and she was forced to issue a grovelling apology. Perhaps it's because conditions such as "exhaustion" often turn out to be euphemisms for something more scandalous just as "I was researching a film role" has become the standard excuse for really off-the-wall behaviour. The exception is the notorious R Kelly tape , which apparently features an underage girl - but had she been an adult, it would have passed with little comment. One refuses to believe it's actually White, while the other is convinced it is, and reacts with typical pubescent lairy behaviour.