Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher to her friends) is 89 years old. EIGHTY NINE. Her age, however shouldn't even come into this. The following words printed about her appearance shouldn't be written about anyone, irrespective of age.
I know I'm one to talk, having thrown shade over a multitude in the past, but that's usually involved questionable fashion choices or remarkable facial procedures (again their choice - no one else's business in the grand scheme of things, etc). There are, however, certain things that remained off limits - generally things involving someone's actual embodiment.
Regarding Dame Lansbury's appearance at the Olivier Awards on Monday, The Daily Mail saw fit to print the following:
You'd think being an 89yr old Dame might exempt you from the Daily Mail's misogynistic beauty ideals. You'd be wrong. pic.twitter.com/5vDfC2srQI
— Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) April 14, 2015
Everything horrendous aside; would this have been written about a male counterpart of her years? Kirk Douglas? Christopher Lee?
Obviously, twitter is up in arms.
— Jessica Kiang (@jessicakiang) April 15, 2015
I hate the Daily Mail as it is and dissing Angela Lansbury doesn't help, she's my fave #queen ðŸ'ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?âÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?
— Cait Brannigan Ù† (@aikaterine7) April 14, 2015
FFS Daily Mail. It's ANGELA LANSBURY. She's awesome. https://t.co/33He1M6lqU
— Dave Munro (@ThadrinBB) April 15, 2015
now they've wiped their be slobbered chops on Angela Lansbury, the Daily Mail turn jaundiced eye on our feet. https://t.co/dhDSWxg5vP
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) April 14, 2015
Just saw that the Daily Mail was talking shit about the magnificent Angela Lansbury. How very dare they?!!!
— Michelle de Norraig (@skabooky) April 15, 2015
Dame Angela Lansbury flips out and hits back at negative Daily Mail comments pic.twitter.com/vPxveUa1l2
— James Mulrennan (@jamesmulrennan) April 15, 2015
No doubt Quentin Letts is feeling rather proud of himself right about now. She was in National Velvet FFS, is NOTHING SACRED?!