I realize that I should not be expecting 1st class journalism from Bossip, but WTF?! In a post about a disabled prostitute killed in Brooklyn, they introduced the story:

We feel bad that she was murdered, but this sounds like some pure comedy indeed

Now, I'm not entirely positive about the validity of this story. The most "legitimate" news site I found it on was the New York Post (which is really just a tabloid wearing a newspaper costume for Halloween these days). But even if this is a completely fabricated story, WTF?! Seriously!

I don't see any comedy in a woman being killed. Which makes me wonder, what exactly was the comedy supposed to be? That she was a prostitute? That she was killed by a john? That she is a disabled prostitute? That she was in the hallway of her building?! I just don't get the comedy in any of those things. Maybe I'm just a humorless feminist. At least some of the comments I saw agree that it is NOT funny.

And don't think I'm letting the Post off easy, either. "One-legged hooker slain?" Because it's less characters than "Disabled Prostitute Slain??" I mean, sheesh, I'm sure that would have still attracted readers if that's what you're going for. You didn't have to take it there.

NOTE: I really didn't want to post a link to the Bossip post, but you can find it easily if you're curious.


UPDATE: Renee was able to get over the WTF reaction and actually write an articulate post about this. Go read it.

3 comments:

At Wed Aug 27, 01:29:00 PM Daisy said...

My hunch is that they wanted to go for the fetish-element of "one legged hooker"...

Sell newspapers, at all costs!

 
At Wed Aug 27, 03:11:00 PM frau sally benz said...

Ugh, I figure that's the deal, but it's still seriously annoying!

 
At Wed Sep 03, 08:24:00 AM Anonymous said...

I killed the bitch because she wouldn't do anal.

Wayne Gros.

 

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