A timely reminder of the perils of publishing
A thing that I like, is when people accidentally post something on the internet or write something in a magazine that was never meant to be seen by the world. This is funny to me, because it’s normally something horrendously offensive - like in the infamous (and undeniably hilarious) Gallatin News Examiner story.
Well, it’s happened again, my friends, and it is, as it always is: funny. I laughed out loud, at my desk, when I read this, and I hope you will too.
What we have is a reporter for the Daily Mail Australia writing a story entitled ‘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’ in which she, well, the headline does all the work for you.
Only thing was, when she came to describe the Batchelor In Paradise star, she, erm, did it like this:
No need for me to hone in on the contentious part of that extract there - think it’s available for everyone to see. And it absolutely was, for two whole hours before being spotted and removed (shame). A spokesman for the Mail said:
”Daily Mail Australia would like to apologise 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 apologises for any offence taken by either our readers or contestants of the show.”
I sympathise, though - the journo was most-likely overworked and just wanted to brighten up her day a tad. I’m sure we’ve all made private jokes designed to make precisely nobody other than ourselves, laugh - it’s just we normally don’t hit ‘publish’ or ‘tweet’ on them.
Gotta double check if you’re playing that very dangerous game. I make 100% sure to check everything I write at least three times so nothing stupid slips through.
THE ENTIRE WORLD IS FLAT.