Amanda Palmer vs The Daily Mail

I’ve obviously been slacking in my Daily Mail watching duties as this completely passed me by.

Two weeks ago, the Mail published a write-up of Amanda Palmer’s appearance at Glastonbury (don’t bother following that link – it’s really not worth reading). I say “write-up” rather than “review” because they didn’t mention her songs or the performance at all. No, they just fixated on one aspect of the show.

At some point during the show, Amanda’s bra rode up and for a while you could see her left nipple.

That’s what “Daily Mail Reporter” thought was the most interesting part of her set. That’s what he chose to write a whole article around. Oh, and a little bit at the end pointing out that her fans were annoyed that the BBC didn’t broadcast her set.

Of course they had a photo too. Which they published so that their readers knew exactly what they should be getting enraged about. The comments soon filled up with Mail readers who felt it was important to tell us that they had never heard of her. And others who were impelled to share their disgust at the fact that she doesn’t shave her armpits. It was all deeply depressing.

But this was all two weeks ago. Why am I telling you now?

Well, last night Amanda Palmer played a gig in London. And she got her revenge. As she came on for her encore, she sang this (warning: probably not safe for most workplaces).

She specifically asked us to film it and share it as far and wide as possible. So this is me doing my bit.

This video just surpassed Martin Robbins’ Fuck You Daily Mail talk as my favourite anti-Mail video.

Update: Found a higher quality version of the video.

80 thoughts on “Amanda Palmer vs The Daily Mail

  1. How can you say the article isn’t worth reading? It’s a very rare opportunity to see an unpixelated nipple in the Daily Mail.

  2. Amanda’s pretty good at this sort of thing.

    And, for what it’s worth, I’ve stood close enough to a fully naked AFP to actually write on her. So, really… a nipple? Ha!

  3. As a recent star of the marvellous and totally impartial Daily Mail’s justifiable and fair vitriol*, I only wish I had the talent and ability of Amanda to be able to so beautifully riposte. Magnificent!

    *Come on – do I have to lead you by the hand?

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