A filthy article by Jan Moir in the Daily Mail weirdly attacks the Welsh singer for running the London Marathon in makeup – the London Marathon, hack, where people run dressed as bananas and snowflakes. Moir accused her of being fame-hungry and dressed for the red carpet.
We would dismiss this as standard Mail envy were it not for the fact that Moir has form attacking musicians. The Press Complaints Council received 22,000 submissions in 2009 when, commenting on the sad end of Irish pop singer Stephen Gately, she drew the homophobic conclusion that his death after a night out ‘strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships.’ Moir and the Mail revel in this muck. To mock anyone brave enough to run a marathon in the week after the Boston bombing is a nadir of bad taste.
Jenkins was running for a cancer charity. She has given a cheerful interview to BBC Wales, rebutting the Mail’s rubbish with a good deal of dignity. Listen to her here. We are on Kaff’s side in this one. The Mail should sack Moir and donate her salary to charity.