Daily Mail’s ‘Legs-it’ headline fuels outrage

The UK newspaper Daily Mail has come under fire for a front page headline on the Brexit discussions between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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The headline read ‘Never mind Brexit, who won legs-it!’ alongside a photograph of both leaders seated and wearing skirts.

This is how the Mail talks about the UK Prime Minister and the Scottish First Minister in 2017, FFS #legsit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/1RgKDbdOnV

— Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) March 27, 2017

The front page has been labeled “sexist” and “demeaning” on social media, and inspired alternative versions of the headline.

Ignoring an actual story in an attempt to demean & humiliate successful women..dated, unimaginative & so, so boring #EverydaySexism #legsit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/AJCVx4jSfX

— Chloë Wood (@chloe_s_wood) March 27, 2017Nice pins. #legsit #newspaperoftheyear #nevermindbrexit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/hXdK1KbrN2

— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 27, 2017Nice cocks? #legsit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/bElb4rrZuy

— Lucy Powell MP (@LucyMPowell) March 27, 2017Phowar love me them legs, I do#legsit #nevermindbrexit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/VNBMJ4vUlu

— Alana Calvert (@AlanaCalvert) March 27, 2017Every time I think no paper could be tackier and sleazier than the Sun, along comes the Daily Mail to challenge for pole position #legsit

— Tony Parkin (@tonyparkin) March 27, 2017Not srue about the new #DailyMail intern, but he can’t do no harm #legsit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/ci2qoEw13e

— Ian Chamberlain (@Ianshad) March 27, 2017Hello, Daily Mail? 1972 called. They want their casually sexist & demeaning front page headline back #everydaysexism #legsit 苏州美甲培训学校,长沙SPA,/GZ6QNTawgm

— Sharon Glaas (@SLGlaas) March 27, 2017Now, this is much better! Thanks @GavinWorby #dailymail #legsit pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/5gEj6Xmctx

— Skint London Mag (@SkintLondon) March 27, 2017Aren’t 52% of #DailyMail readership women? Why the f#@k do they buy it? #Legsit

— Wogan Jones (@Wogan_Jones) March 27, 2017

The same image of Prime Minister May and First Minister Sturgeon was used on the front page of the Scottish edition of the Daily Mail with a different headline.

FM and PM’s oh so frosty meeting and Scotland’s failing schools: Tuesday’s Scottish Daily Mail. pic.twitter苏州美甲培训学校按摩论坛,/eUezqAiA1X

— Michael Blackley (@Mike_Blackley) March 27, 2017Scottish Daily Mail has different headline. Would be good if they thought they couldn’t get away with that 70’s nonsense in Scotland. 苏州美甲培训学校,长沙SPA,/f7naYFk7mq

— Pete Wishart (@PeteWishart) March 27, 2017

The Daily Mail hasn’t responded to the backlash.

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