The British newspaper the Daily Mail was so outraged by Beyoncé’s admittedly ridiculously hyper-sexual performance at the Grammys last night that they ran the following headline on their site today:
The article then cataloged angry tweets from viewers outraged that Beyoncé put on such a provocative performance:
The paper was so concerned about Beyoncé’ disregard for the children that they published the star’s most provocative poses that included the star bending over in fishnet tights and a micro thong, and opening her legs à la Sharon Stone in the movie Basic Instinct.
Really, it’s a brilliant business model: Appeal to rightwing, suburbanites by decrying the sexualization of popular culture, while simultaneously publishing softcore pornography that they can ogle. If you can do it all in the same article, even better.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.