The DailyMail fires reporter for calling a contestant on Bachelor, a 'vapid c*** '
A DailyMail reporter has been fired for the use of inappropriate and vicious language about reality TV stars.
The DailyMail has allegedly fired a reporter who accidentally published an article which described reality TV stars as "Vapid C***". The article was about Bachelor In Paradise star Florence Alexandra who was promoting a cosmetics procedure. The article was published earlier this week and remained online for quite a while before editors jumped in.
The article in question read, "Florence initially rose to fame on Matty J’s season of The Bachelor, before unsuccessfully trying her luck at love again in Paradise. But most people who were educated at a high-school level know these vapid c**** only go on the shows to find mediocre Instagram fame and make a living promoting teeth whiteners and unnecessary cosmetic procedures."
Supposedly, the offensive line was meant for the reporter's eyes only but was accidentally cut and then pasted into the final edit of the story. As reported by The Guardian, a spokesperson for DailyMail said, "after an internal investigation, Daily Mail Australia has now terminated the employment of the journalist responsible for the offending words".
The spokesperson also revealed that the reporter was solely responsible for the uploading of such inappropriate content and vicious words about reality TV contestants. Sources at the DailyMail had earlier shared that the young reporter was absolutely 'mortified' by the mistake.
The article about Florence was supposed to be about a cure for her eye bags and was headlined, "Not a single person has told me I look tired!’ Bachelor In Paradise star Florence Alexandra reveals the VERY unusual cosmetic treatment she uses to combat eye bags."
The reporter had to delete her Twitter bio photograph and went on to lock her account.
"Daily Mail Australia would like to apologize for inappropriate language that appeared on an article published by this site on Sunday morning. The story about Bachelor in Paradise star Florence Alexandra contained offensive wording that should not have been included. As soon as we became aware of the mistake, the wording was removed. The Daily Mail Australia apologizes for any offense taken by either our readers or contestants of the show," the spokesperson continued.
As for Alexandra, she was talking to lawyers about taking legal action. "That’s not a word I would ever use, even for someone I don’t like. I’m not shallow, or materialistic, which is what the journalist is suggesting."