Kate Winslet is a well known English Actress, almost single handedly famous for playing the lead role in the film Titanic in 1997. In 2009 while she was nominated for Best Actress for the film The Reader, Daily Mail Newspaper wrote an article entitled “Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the world’s most irritating actress?” The article not only insulted her acting but also featured nude photos of the actress. Featuring these photos to conclude that the work out plan she shared in a recent interview with Elle Magazine was not true. She said she was “hurt and embarrassed,” and expressed that she would not be hypocritical to her believes that “women should be encouraged to accept themselves as they are.” She filed a libel lawsuit against Daily Mail and demanded an apology and was awarded $40,000 in winning the court case.
I think the apology and the win was well deserved for this case, I’m just not sure about the currency amount. I guess because of her status and the threat she could possible cause the newspaper they gave her a large amount of money. Either way the case went I feel like the Daily Mail lost a few readers because of this. But it’s hard to tell if they are a real newspaper or more focused on gossip and tabloids. But for those who agree with Winslet’s belief’s on body image and women they would truly have a problem with this paper.