tv.broadwayworld.com

UPDATE: George Clooney Slams 'Daily Mail' Report on His Future Mother-in-Law; Site Issues Apology

July 9
8:20 2014
UPDATE: George Clooney Slams 'Daily Mail' Report on His Future Mother-in-Law; Site Issues Apology

In a special feature appearing exclusively in USA TODAY, George Clooney slammed a recent report in the UK's Daily Mail, which he says is a "completely fabricated story." The feature, dated July 9th, reads as follows:

I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report. I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. It says Amal's mother has been telling "half of Beirut" that she's against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride.

Let me repeat that: the death of the bride.

First of all, none of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage - but none of that is the issue. I'm, of course, used to the Daily Mail making up stories - they do it several times a week - and I don't care. If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care.

But this lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal.

I'm the son of a newsman; I accept the idea that freedom of speech can be an inconvenience to my private life from time to time, but this story, like so many others, is picked up by hundreds of other outlets citing the Daily Mail as their source, including Boston.com, New York Daily News, Gulf News, Emirates 24/7 and so on.

Related Links
Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of February 8, 2016Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of February 8, 2016
by TV Scoop - February 05, 2016
VIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Shares Donald Trump's Quest for Nobel Peace PrizeVIDEO: JIMMY KIMMEL Shares Donald Trump's Quest for Nobel Peace Prize
February 05, 2016
VIDEO: Channing Tatum Whispers Sweet Nothings Into Ear of Lucky Fan!VIDEO: Channing Tatum Whispers Sweet Nothings Into Ear of Lucky Fan!
February 04, 2016
VIDEO: George Clooney Shows Off Rap Skills in JIMMY KIMMEL 'E.R.' Reunion!VIDEO: George Clooney Shows Off Rap Skills in JIMMY KIMMEL 'E.R.' Reunion!
February 03, 2016
VIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Bill Murray's A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMASVIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Bill Murray's A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS
November 17, 2015


About Author

   Subscribe to Author Alerts

TV VIDEOS


BWW Review: DEADPOOL Shakes Up Superhero Genre with Profane PerfectionBWW Review: DEADPOOL Shakes Up Superhero Genre with Profane Perfection BWW Column: How Can GALAVANT Improve if Renewed for Unlikely Third Season?
BWW Column: How Can GALAVANT Improve if Renewed for Unlikely Third Season?

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

           Facebook Like Follow