Katie Holmes earned a rare apology from Star Magazine for a cover the outlet ran in January titled â€˜Katie Drug Shockerâ€™ — but will the slap on the wrist change the way they do business?
I sure hope not. Nothing helps me get through those few awkward minutes waiting in line at the grocery store like reading wildly exaggerated celebrity news headlines. Plus, it helps draw my attention away from the fattening candy. Thanks Katie.
No seriously, Katie Holmes was not too thrilled about her treatment in the January 2011 Star Magazine cover. The cover pic made her look like she was disheveled and maybe even burned out.
Fast-forward a few months and the mag was slapped with a $50 million lawsuit, which claimed the story was â€˜unethical and unlawful.â€™ Fast-forward yet another month to the present day, and they apparently reached a non-cash settlement in the form of a formal apology.
The problem for me is that the only people who would see the apology are the same drooling news hounds that could care less about journalistic integrity. If the premise of forcing an apology is that they somehow come clean on the original claim then fine, but it seems like a lame outcome overall.
Doesnâ€™t this set the precedent that tabloids can print whatever they want then simply apologize to get away with it? What is this kindergarten?
Oh, sure, it makes it so much better that they made a substantial donation to her charity. Right.
At some point celebs need to grasp the fact that we donâ€™t take those magazines seriously. It would be one thing if Time Magazine printed something like that (which they wouldnâ€™t). In that case, sure, it could do some damage. But Star? Come on Katie.
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