Next time that esteemed family newspaper [/irony] the Daily Mail screams at the permissive society for its outrages against decent family values it will be worth recalling this article and its beyond-parody headline:
Hard to believe she’s just 16! Kendall Jenner looks older than her years as she shows off her model shape in stunning bikini shoot
For those who feel they must, here’s the link. As one of the Mail’s readers, Daisy from Asia, comments with admirable understatement:
Bit worrying that she’s only 16 – who exactly are these photos aimed at?
I’m not sure that question need detain us for long.
To be fair, its perhaps not the most barefacedly hypocritical example of tabloid amorality. There’s also this famous Daily Star spread from 2001, when — at the height of the storm over Chris Morris’s superb Brass Eye special on paedophiles — the Star drew attention to Charlotte Church’s figure… when she was aged 15.
* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.