Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher to her friends) is 89 years old. EIGHTY NINE. Her age, however, shouldn't even come into this. The following words printed about her face shouldn't be written about anyone, irrespective of age.
Regarding Dame Lansbury's appearance at the Olivier Awards on Monday, the following was printed:
You'd think being an 89yr old Dame might exempt you from the Daily Mail's misogynistic beauty ideals. You'd be wrong. pic.twitter.com/5vDfC2srQI
— Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) April 14, 2015
Everything horrendous aside; would this have been written about a male counterpart? Kirk Douglas? Christopher Lee?
Obviously, twitter is up in arms.
— Jessica Kiang (@jessicakiang) April 15, 2015
I hate the Daily Mail as it is and dissing Angela Lansbury doesn't help, she's my fave #queen ðŸ'ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ
— Cait Brannigan Ù† (@aikaterine7) April 14, 2015
FFS Daily Mail. It's ANGELA LANSBURY. She's awesome. https://t.co/33He1M6lqU
— Dave Munro (@ThadrinBB) April 15, 2015
now they've wiped their be slobbered chops on Angela Lansbury, the Daily Mail turn jaundiced eye on our feet. https://t.co/dhDSWxg5vP
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) April 14, 2015
Just saw that the Daily Mail was talking shit about the magnificent Angela Lansbury. How very dare they?!!!
— Michelle de Norraig (@skabooky) April 15, 2015
Dame Angela Lansbury flips out and hits back at negative Daily Mail comments pic.twitter.com/vPxveUa1l2
— James Mulrennan (@jamesmulrennan) April 15, 2015
Angela was in National Velvet... is NOTHING SACRED?!