Sinead O’Connor is unwell – time for tabloids to pile in
SINEAD O’Connor has has featured on Anorak in recent weeks for her brilliant writing and appeal for a man to marry. She got the man, Barry Herridge. But Sinead O’Connor is not happy.
Her tweets are a concern. One asks:
does any1 know a psychiatrist in dublin or wicklow who could urgently see me today please? im really un-well… and in danger
Cue the Daily Mail to report on the “singer’s cry for help” by publishing a paparazzi shot of O’Connor arriving back at her home in Wicklow, Ireland walking with a pair of crutches.
The caption runs:
Injured: The mother-of-four claimed she had broken her ankle and was then pictured arriving home using a pair of crutches as her daughter shielded her
Lisa O’Carrool puts it best on twitter:
Does Leveson have no lessons. How can Mail publish pix of Sinead O’Connor shielded by her DAUGHTER after suicide tweets?
And this, of couese the Mail which vowed on 8 September 1997, eight days after the death of Princess Diana:
“Mail leads the way in banning paparazzi pictures.”
“The proprietor of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard announced last night that his papers will not in future purchase pictures taken by paparazzi Viscount Rothermere, chairman of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc said: ‘I am, and always have been, an admirer of Diana, Princess of Wales, and nagged my editors to protect her so far as they could against her powerful enemies. In view of Earl Spencer’s strong words and my own sense of outrage, I have instructed my editors no ‘paparazzi’ pictures are to be purchased without my knowledge and consent.’”
Cheers, Viscount. We’re Sure Sinead O’Connor appreciates your control…