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Daily Mail unhappy 40-year-old Kate Moss has 40-year-old knees

For the Mail, Moss' true age is revealed not by a portrait in the attic, but by the skin halfway up her leg.

The scene inside a knee. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Time waits for no woman, including Kate Moss. Celebrating her 40th birthday this week at some club in Soho with some of her celebrity friends (if you care about where and who, then by all means, the Mail's got your back on this), the paper's report included one peculiar detail:

As you can see from the photo, Ms Moss - like almost every human with legs - has a fleshy hinge in the middle for the purposes of aiding locomotion. We suppose that botox might tighten up the skin around there, but the thing with knees is they have to have a bit of give, so they can bend. That's quite crucial.

Page 3 of the paper version even included a helpful zoom-in on the offending leg-elbows.

This isn't the first time the Mail has focused on Ms Moss' knees - it was the focus of a headline back in 2007 - and even other magazines like Heat have found her knees shocking (somehow). Other female celebrities to come under fire for daring to be born with legs include Elle Macpherson, Kylie Minogue, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Eliza Doolittle, Tara Reid, Miley Cyrus, Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan.