The snoop sheet published a story last month, suggesting that singer Amanda Palmer’s breast had ‘escaped’ from her bra while performing at Glastonbury.
Any newspaper with half a brain and a search engine would have taken no more than a minute to discover Ms Palmer’s exhibitionist tendencies (not to mention her cavalier attitude towards paying her fellow-musicians). However, the Mail is nothing if not thick and slow.
Ms Palmer responded last night with an open letter – and naked video (parental advisory) – that is both witty and apt about media attitudes to the bodies of women performers.
Dear Daily Mail,
It’s so sad what you tabloids are doing,
Your focus on debasing womens’ appearances
Devolves our species of humans,
But a rag is a rag, and far be it from me,
To go censoring anyone – oh no,
It appears that my entire body is currently
Trying to escape this kimono!