‘Celebrity-dominated’

There’s something on the Daily Mail website that you have to see.

To find it, you must visit dailymail.co.uk and scroll down…

Past the news that Britney Spears has become engaged with someone. Past the news that someone called Kylie Jenner, who is 14, wore a “sleek bandage dress” to something. Past the news that Sid Owen looked at his fiancĂ©e while they were on a boat together. Past the news that an X Factor contestant has named her baby something. Past the news that some people from a programme called TOWIE went out with their cleavage on display. Past the news that someone called Katie Piper wore a dress of some kind to an event of some kind.

Past the news – yes, there’s more – that Holly Willoughby and Phillip Scholfield wore Christmas jumpers. Past the news that Suri Cruise threw a tantrum in a shop. Past the news that Helen Flanagan, who played Rosie Webster in Coronation Street, wore a hat. Past the news that someone called Jennifer Nicole Lee has muscles. Past the news that Coleen and Wayne Rooney had their security guard carry some shopping for them. Past the news that Zac Efron has a tattoo. Past the news that someone called Kim Kardashian said/did something somewhere at some point.

And, then, just to the left of the news that someone called Devon Aoki took her baby somewhere and Sir Philip Green gave Gwyneth Paltrow a bag of clothes from Topshop, you’ll eventually find the thing I was telling you about:

British children growing up in 'celebrity-dominated, materialistic world', warns minister in blistering attack on values

Really? Gosh. How terrible. Well, isn’t it nice to know that the Daily Mail is doing everything it possibly can to fight against it…?

(This post was inspired by this tweet from Roisin Gadelrab.)

By Minority Thought on 16th December 2011 · Posted in Media and journalism

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