Holy hypocrite

holymoly220.jpgI see in Media Guardian this morning that Holy Moly – the not quite as a good as Popbitch purveyor of filthy celeb gossip – has decided to stop using certain paparazzi pictures because, “both reader and the publisher alike are getting a bit uneasy about it all…”

I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing.  In fact if the world’s paparazzi was enticed onto an old oil tanker by a promise of a glimpse of Matt Damon’s pecker before the deception was revealed, the ship holed and all aboard sent to the bottom of the ocean, it might be regarded as a positive thing for the planet (clearly I’m disregarding the environmental impact of a rusty old tanker sinking.  I would recommend a thorough cleaning first…Cilit Bang should do the trick).

But when you raison d’etre is dealing in salacious celeb gossip, surely this is biting the hand that feeds?  Though presumably there’s a perceived moral line between the written word and pictures.  The anonymous creator of Holy Moly said, “It’s not funny anymore and to get any sort of pleasure out of it feels a bit seedy.” 

Was he talking about the pictures or his website?

Maybe it’s time for Holy Moly to go up in holy smoke.

One thought on “Holy hypocrite”

  1. Actually Popbitch last week made a similar plea… although in it’s slightly more mischevious tone:

    “The Sun’s Bizarre column had this breast-obsessed take on Amy Winehouse’s rehab issues: “It’s chest what we all wanted to see – Amy looking almost back to her best. She took a break from rehab… She returned there two-and-a-half hours later, flanked by police. Maybe they were investigating a robbery at a chicken fillet factory.” Heat’s website uses that heart-breaking photo of Britney crying in the street before being carted off to the psych ward to illustrate their “Britney News” section. Kerry Katona, the wretched bipolar halfwit manipulated across the media by the Dark Lords of PR, is in a MTV reality show amusingly titled Crazy In Love, with promo adverts of her in a straitjacket.

    Come on, surely there are enough sane self-important celebrities left to harangue?”

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