The Daily Mail Is Getting Rinsed For Its Headline About The Finsbury Park Attacker
London has seen tragedy unfold yet again after a man drove a van into worshippers close to the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park, London.
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One man tragically died while 10 were injured and it is being treated as a “terrorist attack”. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said that the incident was “quite clearly an attack on Muslims”.
The first media reports were wary of describing the attack as a terror incident, as they waited for more information to come in. However, the Daily Mail sent out a bizarre tweet where they described the attacker as a ‘Clean shaven white man’. They have since changed the headline, but their original take on the incident received a lot of criticism.
Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured https://t.co/LUPrhpeSi5
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 19, 2017
It didn’t take long for the Twitter community to chime in with their criticism of the “double standards” of the Daily Mail and ask for the “clean shaven white male community” to condemn the attack, much like it often happens with the Muslim community:
Thoughts with all in Finsbury Park. Innocent lives lost to terrorism once more. Yes, Daily Mail. Terrorism. pic.twitter.com/9TPPQ0Pyvr
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 19, 2017
I fixed the Daily Mail headline on today's terrorist attack. pic.twitter.com/lXlf1oFPmU
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) June 19, 2017
— Susie (@Susie05683913) June 19, 2017
When will the clean-shaven white male community condemn this attack?
— Sagar Patel (@EatTheBurrito) June 19, 2017
BREAKING: man tries to kill people based on religion, thought he was a terrorist but turns out he's clean shaven https://t.co/cSixnV8RhW
— farha (@shutyourhell) June 19, 2017
Clean shaven? Why not freshly showered? Or bright eyed? Disgusting.
— Wardah Khalid (@wardahkhalid_) June 19, 2017
— Matt Sterling (@MSterling27) June 19, 2017
Nice one Daily Mail – something tells me someone is definitely getting fired for this.
For more Daily Mail blunders, here’s the time they got sued for £113 million by Melania Trump. Whoops.