Mailbait, perversion and hypocrisy

The Daily Mail has a worrying obsession with young girls / women and it is deeply unpleasant and very hypocritical. Today’s article really seems to be wallowing in obsessive detail about the lack of bra on a 17 year old and the presence of a bra on a 10 year old – yes, a 10 year old: ‘Don’t start taking fashion tips from Britney, Miley! Miss Cyrus emulates her pop idol’s style as she steps out in Los Angeles’. The ‘author’ of the piece is Georgina Littlejohn who proudly, easily and knowingly sinks to splashing round knee deep in the banal shit that has made her father so wealthy as she has for her entire ‘career’.

The main premise of the article is typical Daily Mail Hollywood fare: famous person steps outside and therefore must be clearly making some sort of statement or flaunting themselves simply because the Daily Mail pays someone to shove a camera in their face. Today we learn that Miley Cyrus has gone out for lunch without a bra, and clearly this justifies a few hundred words and 5 photos of said ‘inappropriate attire’ (if it is so inappropriate or offensive, don’t print it, repeatedly). For good measure they also throw in a picture of Britney Spears without a bra, just in case you had forgotten what that looked like – although that is difficult given the frequency with which the Daily Mail prints a picture of Britney Spears without a bra.

Just when you think the Daily Mail could not get any creepier – or, more bluntly, more hypocritically perverted – Georgina then turns her gaze to 10 year old Noah Cyrus:

Noah, however, didn’t follow her sister’s fashion mistake and remembered to wear underwear.

But being only ten years old, she doesn’t actually need to wear one, and she certainly didn’t need to flash it from beneath her vest top.

And unlike most mothers who probably wouldn’t even let their little girls leave the house dressed like that, Tish Cyrus happily posed for a snap for a fan alongside her girls and their inappropriate attire.

Naturally the Daily Mail prints a photo of this ‘innapropriate’ photo – just so you can look at as well as read about the bra being worn by a 10 year old. Is this what journalism has become? Sneaking peeks at a 10 year olds bra and insinuating that it is the wearing of the bra that is perverse, rather than printing it in a newspaper and writing about it? Amazingly, Georgina is just getting into her stride:

Then again, this is the mother who gave her approval to a fashion range designed by her daughter which was slammed by critics for being highly unsuitable for little girls.

Earlier this year, there was an outcry from parents after Disney star Noah Cyrus launched a children’s clothing range which included an array of mini skirts, skin-tight lycra dresses, and high-heeled knee-high boots.

And last October, she also caused controversy when she attended a Halloween party dressed in a black lace-up mini dress with PVC knee-high boots.

And yes, you guessed correctly Noah is pictured in both outfits directly underneath this paragraph. So there you have it, Tish Cyrus is an awful mother for letting her daughters go out in this deeply inappropriate way, but here, have a page full of photos so you can see just how filthy these young girls are. Just remember the Mail website and its plethora of Mailbait articles the next time it tries to lecture us on ‘Broken Britain’, teenage sex or any other form of moral outrage it feels. Britain is not broken, but Daily Mail journalism certainly is.

Georgina Littlejohn is worse than Richard Littlejohn

If you’ve read anything by Richard Littlejohn you’ve probably asked yourself: ‘Can writing get any worse than this?’. It can, much worse. Imagine, for example, that Richard Littlejohn had managed to get a woman into bed and actually have sexual relations with that woman – I know, it is a foul image but bear with me. Imagine if that woman then gave birth to a child who grew up and started to write for the Daily Mail. Scary, and, as it turns out: true.

Tabloid Watch has already covered one of Georgina Littlejohn’s utterly pointless traffic generating stories, but shamefully I have missed this absolute gem posted on the Mail website on the 4th January: ‘Gerard Butler packs some paunch on his Barbados holiday as his Spartan muscles become a distant memory‘.

Essentially it is just your typical Daily Mail story: person gets slightly bigger than they were, ugh, how disgusting they must get down the gym:

Only three years ago he was the hunky Spartan whose rippling torso caused an excitable frenzy among millions of women.

But Gerard Butler appears to have succumbed to the calorific excesses of the Christmas period and alarmingly piled on the pounds.

However, it is much worse than that, for although the article makes no mention of this, it is clearly stated underneath a picture that: ‘Gone to pot belly: Long gone is the taut – admittedly computer enhanced six-pack – instead the actor’s once fit physique has softened considerably’ (emphasis is mine).

So, Georgina Littlejohn has made an entire article out of someone appearing less toned than they did when they were digitally enhanced in a Hollywood film. And you really thought Richard Littlejohn could drag out bullshit for a paycheque like a true pro.