OK! magazine could face official inquiry after publishing 'sick' Jade Goody tribute issue
Jade Goody fans are furious after OK! magazine published a tribute edition to the dying reality star even though she is still alive.
This week's copy of the magazine carries a black border, the banner 'Jade Goody Official Tribute Issue 1981 - 2009' and the strapline 'In Loving Memory'.
The Press Complaints Commission has now received 130 complaints from members of the public, rising from 60 yesterday.
Funny how we never hear about complaints regarding the Mail in the Mail, isn't it? And how they don't explain that unless those complaining are directly affected (ie are relatives of Goody) their complaints will be instantly rejected and cannot be considered - meaning there will be no 'official inquiry'. But then, who is it who was until very recently the big cheese at the PCC? Why yes, it was Paul Dacre. Who happens to be editor of...? Exactly.
Did the Mail consider 'Jade Goody fans', then, when it printed this?
I have nothing against Jade Goody: it would be odd to feel anything other than sympathy for any mother dying so young. But that doesn't take away from the fact that she has achieved little of lasting merit in her short life.
So it might be appealing to try and take the moral high ground, but it's an absolute nonsense. And seeing as the Mail themselves print in this very article saying how bad OK is, a picture of Goody's mother with the magazine, it doesn't seem she's devastated with it, does it? And it's not as if the Mail have balked at printing pap photos intruding on people in moments of private grief either, is it?
So, let's cut the crap. The Mail are upset because OK got the scoop. That's the top and the bottom of it. So let's drop the bullshit, shall we?