The 'Daily Mail' Apologizes After George Clooney's Blistering Attack on the Paper for Using His Marriage to Incite Religious Violence
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The 'Daily Mail' Apologizes After George Clooney's Blistering Attack on the Paper for Using His Marriage to Incite Religious Violence

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrities Are Better than You | July 9, 2014 | Comments ()

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UK’s tabloid The Daily Mail earned the scorn of George Clooney yesterday after it published a story that suggested the mother of his fiancée Amal Alamuddin’s was opposing their marriage on religious grounds. Clooney shot back in response to the Daily Mail piece (which has since been taken down):

“It says Amal’s mother has been telling ‘half of Beirut’ that she’s against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride. Let me repeat that: the death of the bride.”

Clooney said the things that The Daily Mail wrote were “completely fabricated” and the paper should face criminal charges for printing them. He noted that, he didn’t care if tabloids made up stuff about pregnancies, or rumors about the wedding, but he drew the line here:

“This lie involves larger issues,” he wrote. “The irresponsibility in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous.”

“We have family members all over the world and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal.”

After pulling the story, The Daily Mail has since apologized, claimed they got the information from a “freelance source” and plan to launch a full investigation.

Uh huh.

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  • kirbyjay

    Poor George. I bet he's kicking his own ass for saying he would never get married again.

  • DarthBrookes

    Have they seen his movies?

  • hapl0

    And all this hoopla for a marriage that is going to last what? A year? Two, maybe?

  • Berry

    I'd say the "freelance source" is probably their asses, but I have a feeling those are permanently employed by the Daily Fail. And good grief was this low, even for them.

  • stella

    You stay classy Daily Mail.

  • Whenever we complain about the state of our media, I just know I can look up stuff across the pond and find an English rag that's worse.

    And yesterday the Mail was pulling bad article after bad article off their website. Guessing they have to launch many investigations.

    I won't hold my breath.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Yup. There's a lot of smug tossers round this side of the pond who sneer at Fox News etc. any chance they get, without stopping to consider the multitude of jizz-stained filthrags that they're apparently comfortable sharing the same tiny island with.

  • Sirilicious

    I don´t share the president or the queen, but i thought a big difference is that most readers of The Daily Mail actually know they pull stories out of their ass, but Fox pretends to be an objective news site.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It is too early here for language like that. "Fox News" should not be mentioned before the cocktail hour.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I apologise, but seeing the term "Daily Mail" makes me vomit obscenities like a squirrel that drank too much garbage water.

  • Tinkerville

    You come across some strange squirrels.

  • Mrs. Julien

    To be fair, garbage water is surprisingly savory.

  • NateMan

    *hat tip*

  • Mrs. Julien

    [bustle adjustment]

  • NateMan

    Nicely done, Mr. Clooney.

  • emmalita

    Good for him.

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