“All kudos to the Daily Mail this week, whose ongoing mission to make all of its female readers self-loathing, self-harming neurotics too scared to leave the house in case they get mugged by a gay Muslim continues apace.
Reporting on the South Bank Show Awards, held on Tuesday, the Mail Online greeted a rare appearance from Kate Bush with a barrage of unflattering pictures and snide comments. Disengenously quoting “an American interviewer” saying that Bush, 53, was “more like a soccor mom than a Bronte character come to life,” the Mail noted that Bush’s “waiflike” look was gone, and then used three shots of a young Bush - boggling that a womans appearance might have changed over the course of 31 years.
This is, of course, the corect way to treat a shy genius. I’m sure the first thing we all though, the first time we heard Wuthering Heights, back in 1978, was “My God- will this bitch get fat?”
-Caitlin Moran, The Times 04/05/2012