Mail pulls ads on Moir article after campaign


4:20 pm - October 16th 2009

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It looks like the Daily Mail has been forced to pull advertising from Jan Moir’s article today on the “strange” death of Stephen Gately.

A Twitter campaign was encouraged by various people including @malcolmcoles – asking people to demand that the likes of BT, Marks & Spencer and other major advertisers pull their ads from the website.

The article currently does not feature any of the Daily Mail’s stock banner advertising on the left and right-hand side.

It has some stock advertising from Google still coded into the page, but the prominent ads look like they have been pulled.

As of writing the article has attracted over 500 comments, most of them negative.

The Press Complaints Commission has released a statement saying:

It may be a matter for the family of Mr Gately to raise a complaint about how his death has been treated by the Daily Mail.

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Twitter has fared bloody well this week. Can Twitter defeat terrorism? Can Twitter invade foreign countries? I don’t see why not!

“Another real sadness about Gately’s death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships. ”

I had no idea there was any such myth – what a homophobic sad woman she is! I also didn’t particularly want to know about his sexual activities before he died – it is none of my business or hers!!

We should all be told – he died of gay


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