LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: A general view of a clock on the side of Northcliffe House, where the offices of British newspapers the Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday are located, on October 4, 2013 in London, England. The Daily Mail and sister paper The Mail On Sunday are under increasing pressure to apologise after a story published in last week's paper suggested that the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband's late father Ralph Miliband was anti-British. Two journalists from the Mail On Sunday were suspended after attending a private family memorial service held for Ed Miliband's uncle uninvited. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
12:44 PM 04/17/2018
A reporter for the UK publication Daily Mail has been terminated after she fired off a pretty hot take about the contestants for ABCs hit dating show “Bachelor In Paradise.”
The Guardian, another UK based publication, calls the incident an “accident,” but Ill let you be the judge of that.
On Sunday night, an unnamed Daily Mail Australia reporter was venting/reporting on the “Bachelor In Paradise” contestants in a Google Document, which was later uploaded to the Daily Mails site. Heres a little sample of what said reporter wrote:
Florence initially rose to fame on Matty Js season of The Bachelor, before unsuccessfully trying her luck at love again in Paradise.
But most people who were educated at a high-school level know these vapid c*nts only go on the shows to find mediocre Instagram fame and make a living promoting teeth whiteners and unnecessary cosmetic procedures.
Yeesh. Really not a good look, Daily Mail. Im pretty sure you dont accidentally write the c-word and let it rip in a live, published article. I know they go hard in Australia but even if this reporter was blitzed out of her mind and being chased by like 10 great white sharks at the same time, she has zero excuse to write something like this.
Are people who compete on “The Bachelor” rocket scientists? Not likely. I think they had a urologist on once. But the vast majority of them arent exactly brainiacs. But thats the whole premise of the show. Nobodys watching to get an education. Were watching it for the entertainment value.
Daily Mail Australia issued an apology shortly after the piece was published. A spokesman for the company said, “Daily Mail Australia would like to apologise for inappropriate language that appeared on an article published by this site on Sunday morning. The story about Bachelor in Paradise star Florence Alexandra contained offensive wording that should not have been included. As soon as we became aware of the mistake, the wording was removed. The Daily Mail Australia apologises for any offence taken by either our readers or contestants of the show.”
The reporter has since been fired but the damage has been done. The “Bachelor In Paradise” contestant referenced in the article says shes taking legal action. Really bad looks for Daily Mail all around.
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