Once again, the Daily Mail has drawn the ire of Twitter users after a particularly tasteless headline on its website equated the tragic death of teenager Sophie Howard with yesterday’s teachers’ strike. The teenager was hit by a falling branch, but, the Mail reminds us, was “out with friends on the day her school was closed because of nationwide industrial action.”
As one commenter puts it:
This article is absolutely deplorable. Who honestly thought that it was in the least bit acceptable to take the death of a 13 year old girl and turn it into some kind of political point scoring exercise? Absolutely disgusting Daily Mail. I cannot believe you would print something so unashamedly distasteful.
Do you agree?