Ah, how predictable. The usual senseless discussion trying to derail a ROCOR (or other conservative) poster.
This is a ridiculous charge to make. I'm a "conservative" poster and I find this thread gossipy, pointless, and I think it should be closed.
Second, Jesus' quote has everything to do with your post, to which Zoar's comment was directed. Even Jesus, as a public figure, seemed to wonder (or at least asked rhetorically, since He is all knowing) what the public thought of him. Given your question, I certainly can see the sense in what was written in response. Perhaps it would have made more sense to you if someone from another jurisdiction would have posted it instead.
I think the argument was weak, and also against the consensus of the Scriptures, and the Church Fathers. Whether she is a public figure or not is pointless. We are not supposed to talk smack about other people's personal sins. We can admonish people whom we know and love in private if our heart is towards pleading with them to come back from sin, but we cannot gossip and talk about people's secret sins, even if they "deserve" to be publicized (which I think is a separate topic for discussion).
Jesus saying "Who do men say I am" has to do with a Messianic confession of faith! It's a whole different league! I expect as an Orthodox priest for people to question my confession of faith. This is the right thing for Orthodox people to do (within reason). I subject myself to this questioning every time I make a post. But if someone questions my personal faults in public, they are engaging in gossip.
My only regret is that I am not free from engaging in gossip from time to time. But I admit it's a sin, and I hope to overcome it. May we all be spared from justifying it!
(The definition of a "conservative" poster here)