The Daily Mail is notorious for rampant tabloid journalism but it appears that they’ve really outdone themselves this time. In a recent article talking about Melbourne’s “youth crime epidemic”, which has became a gold mine for sensationalist media, they purported to use a photo of UK group Section Boyz instead of an actual picture of the Apex Gang.
The gross misrepresentation was unearthed by Media Watch, which calls itself “Australia’s leading forum for media analysis and comment.” According to the group, The Daily Mail was previously warned about this sort of behaviour by the watchdog.
After Media Watch posted this on Twitter it didn’t take long for the trolls to come out of the woodwork. As per usual our trusted internet saviours started rolling in to give The Daily Mail a hard time, asking them sarcastically why they didn’t just use photos of the Jackson Five or Fat Albert’s crew instead.
Safe to say The Daily Mail needs to be more careful in the future, representing a so-called criminal youth gang with a photo of a successful music group is a dark hole to climb out of in our books.