PAPER FOCUSES ON LEADERS’ LEGS
london» Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front-page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The photo of the two leaders published Tuesday displays their legs prominently alongside a headline that read “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”
May and Sturgeon had met to discuss vital differences in their approach to Britain’s exit from the European Union and a possible second Scottish independence referendum that could break up the United Kingdom.
It was their legs however that drew the popular tabloid’s attention, drawing complaints of sexism from some politicians and readers. An inside headline said their “pins” were the finest weapons at their command.
The newspaper said the piece about the legs was a “lighthearted” sidebar to a serious political story and urged critics to “get a life.”
Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper sparked complaints with a Page 1 photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.