It’s 2017 ― can’t two female world leaders meet without their bodies making headlines?
London’s Daily Mail, in a preview for Tuesday’s front page, features a photo of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May meeting with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The headline: “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”
The focus on women’s legs was a peculiar editorial choice, given the meeting’s importance for the future of Scotland and the U.K. May and Sturgeon met a day ahead of the devolved Scotish assembly’s resumption of debate over whether the country will again seek independence from the U.K. The assembly is expected to give Sturgeon the authority to seek a second independence referendum after the failure of a 2014 vote, Reuters reported.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others scoffed at the Daily Mail’s coverage.
And, as Gizmodo UK editor James O’Malley pointed out, it’s not even a good pun.