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How ‘Loathsome’ Jan Moir Buried Herself And Stephen Gately

by | 16th, October 2009

jan-moirIN Anorak’s Stephen Gately Watch, we brought you news of the Daily Mail’s Jan Moir and her headine shocker:

“Why there was nothing ‘natural’ about Stephen Gately’s death”

On the Mail’s site the healdine has now been altered to read:

A strange, lonely and troubling death . . .

The article is a calcualted slight that seems to suggest Stephen Gately’s being gay caused his death. The piece even talks of murder. You can read Jan Moir’s choicest cuts here, like this gem:
Whatever the cause of death is, it is not, by any yardstick, a natural one. Let us be absolutely clear about this. All that has been established so far is that Stephen Gately was not murdered.

And you can follow a spoof – no, Jan Moir is not the work of master parodist – Twitter feed, highlights of which are:

Janmoir and #janmoir:

jontypryor: is about to have a bath. I may drown. Y’know, cos I’m gay… (kudos to @kevpeel) #janmoir

grabcocque: It’s the kind of article that makes you want a shower after reading it. If you happen to know #JanMoir, do your duty by giving her a slap.

On Twitter, Derren Brown want you to “complain where it matters”, with a link to the Press Complaints Commission website.

Stephen Fry: “I gather a repulsive nobody writing in a paper no one of any decency would be seen dead with has written something loathsome and inhumane.”

Moir is the worst of bad bunch of hacks. Since Gately died the press have been gunning for sensation.Read:

Stephen Gately: Overdosing On Cannabis And Speculation

Stephen’s gay partner ANDY COWLES, 32, also admitted to detectives the star had been smoking the drug, a police source said (Sun)

Boyzone Give Stephen Gately A Dignity The Media Cannot Handle

Today the post-mortem will discover if Gately died from being gay, Irish, or whatever else pushed him to the margins of what Mail readers would term ‘decent society’.

The Media Destroys Stephen Gately With Drugs And Suicide

The feared backlash from the group’s girl fans did not materialise, but Gately later admitted he was subjected to homophobic abuse in his native Ireland and pulled out of plans to buy a home in Canterbury, Kent, because of anti-gay chants by local teenagers…

At the time, friends of Gately were privately talking of their fears that he might try to kill himself as he admitted to he had begun to have secret suicidal thoughts.

Five Ways The Media Sold Stephen Gately’s Death


Stephen Gately: SADS, Betting And Suicide Bombs

“His lungs have been waterlogged very suddenly, suggesting his heart has failed. That is a heart attack…. If I was a betting man I would say it was an electrical fault. The heart would go into a fatally fast rhythm – around 300 beats a minute… Often in these cases, the first symptom is death.” (Star)

Anorak is not alone in almost chocking on our own vomit:

– Jan Moir’s career to die of perfectly natural causes – Newsarse
– Why there is nothing ‘natural’ about the life of Jan Moir- TheEnemiesofReason
– There is nothing ‘natural’ about Jan Moir’s weird face – NotSoWunderbar

But what say the rules?

Article 5 of the Press Complaints Commission’s Code of Conduct states:

Intrusion into grief or shock

i) In cases involving personal grief or shock, enquiries and approaches must be made with sympathy and discretion and publication handled sensitively. This should not restrict the right to report legal proceedings, such as inquests.
*ii) When reporting suicide, care should be taken to avoid excessive detail about the method used.

Article 12 states:

i) The press must avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference to an individual’s race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or to any physical or mental illness or disability.

ii) Details of an individual’s race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental illness or disability must be avoided unless genuinely relevant to the story.

Jan Moir is not gay. But her career should be f***ed in a multitude of ways.

At the end of her hideousness, Jan Moir joins the dead gays togther:

Of course, in many cases this may be true. Yet the recent death of Kevin McGee, the former husband of Little Britain star Matt Lucas, and now the dubious events of Gately’s last night raise troubling questions about what happened.

When gayness kills. Gately killed by natural casues in an unnatual death. Moir just knows.

It is important that the truth comes out about the exact circumstances of his strange and lonely death.

As a gay rights champion, I am sure he would want to set an example to any impressionable young men who may want to emulate what they might see as his glamorous routine.

Gay men might like to elect a new champion, but Jan Moir is an expert in pathology – bile duct specialist – and might be hard to beat, or gay-bash, as those in the know – like Jan – call it…

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