When I wrote about Paddy Power’s execrable ‘betting opportunity’ on the Oscar Pistorius trial last week, I tried to present my argument against it in a (relatively) measured way.
I was wrong. This response, from Adam Hills on his Channel 4 show, ‘The Last Leg’, is far more appropriate. I can only apologise.
A massive congratulations to Paddy Power, who, with their latest betting offer, have managed to be even more brutally offensive and dehumanising to the memory of Reeva Steenkamp than the Sun newspaper managed in their coverage of her murder.
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Image via @suzanne_moore.
If you’re still undecided in the debate about using semi-naked young women to sell newspapers, I’d like you to ask you a question.
Can an editorial team who thought it appropriate to lead their coverage of Reeva Steenkamp’s death with a photo of her in a bikini be trusted to make any decisions regarding propriety?
No. Quite clearly they f*****g can’t.