Australian ‘Today’ Show Co-host Blasts Daily Mail for ‘Shaming Women’

Australian Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic fired back at the Daily Mail for posting a story implying that there was something going on between him and a female colleague. The headline read, “Karl Stefanovic checks into humble caravan park with a Channel Nine colleague and 12 cans of pre-mixed rum, but girlfriend is nowhere to be seen.”

Karl Stefanovic on <em>Today</em>. (Photo: Today/Nine Network)
Karl Stefanovic on Today. (Photo: Today/Nine Network)

Stefanovic blasted Daily Mail, stating that he and his colleague were filming a story. He also brought up the publication’s history of running “cheap, lazy, sexist stories.” The Daily Mail has run stories in the past with such headlines as, “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!” and “Are all beautiful women boring?” It’s also known for posting tasteless items about female celebrities, including one involving 19-year-old Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams “going braless” at a charity ball.

Many feel the publication is anti-woman, and Stefanovic is no exception. He stood up for Lauren Tomasi, the colleague at whom the article was aimed, saying, “The producer pictured on the website is a committed, talented, hard-working and totally professional young woman and not deserving of this cheap, lazy, sexist online slur.”

Tomasi said on Twitter that she was proud to work with Stefanovic, and Stefanovic had a suggestion for all his viewers who are sick of seeing the Daily Mail treat people this way: Never go to the website.

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