Friday, 15 June 2012

The Mail, 'kninkles' and déjà vu

On 6 September 2011, the Mail published an article on the 'curse of wrinkly knees'.

Dubbed 'kninkles' (yes, really), the spiteful article highlighted the celebrity women:

whose knees are rather less perfect than the rest of their physique.

How dare women go out with 'less than perfect knees'? Anyway, the article by Claire Coleman - whose knees are not shown - goes on to point out the 'kninkles' on Jennifer Aniston, Sharon Stone, Elle Macpherson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kate Moss, Melanie Griffith, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore and a few others. It quotes a few cosmetic surgery-types who are only too happy to explain what procedures might help with this 'curse'.

Today, the Mail has published a completely different article about:

the dreaded crinkling, pouching and sagging of the knee area which starts when women hit 40.

This article by Jenny Stocks - whose knees are not shown -  goes on to point out the 'kninkles' on Jennifer Aniston, Sharon Stone, Elle Macpherson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kate Moss, Melanie Griffith, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore and a few others. It quotes a few cosmetic surgery-types who are only too happy to explain what procedures might help with this 'curse'.

MailOnline was named newspaper website of the year in March.

In a New Yorker article about the Mail and MailOnline, one former Mail journalist told Lauren Collins:  

“I just got fed up with writing picture captions about celebrities’ saggy knees, and thought they were hypocritical and unfair,” she continued. “I thought, I’m going to hell if I keep writing this.”

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