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26 June 2012updated 07 Sep 2021 11:54am

Mail Online didn’t get the memo about being less creepy

The website runs a story on a four-year-old's "lithe limbs".

By New Statesman

As Martin Robbins pointed out in a recent blog, the Daily Mail campaigns against the sexualisation of children.  

How does that square with its article today on Nicole Kidman’s four-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose?

The headline begins:

Long legs just like mum! Nicole Kidman’s daughter Sunday Rose displays her lithe limbs as she approaches fourth birthday

Then we are told that 

“Sunday Rose showed off noticeably long limbs as her mother and father, Keith Urban, transported her through Sydney airport earlier today.” 

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And:

“The pretty youngster is set to turn four in two weeks time.”

A picture caption adds that she is:

“Growing fast! … Sunday Rose, shows off her tall limbs ahead of her fourth birthday”

… which doesn’t even make sense.

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