THERE has been outrage on social media over the Daily Star’s ‘hugely insensitive’ headline marking the death of Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan.
The BBC veteran and Children in Need presenter died on Sunday, January 31, after a short battle with cancer. he tabloid marking his passing with a “Top o’ the Mourning” headline appearing on its front page alongside the 77-year-old’s face.
The UK version of the tabloid marked his passing with a “Top o’ the Mourning” headline appearing on its front page alongside the 77-year-old’s face.
The headline played on the stereotypical “Top o’ the Morning” phrase, which is considered by many Irish as derisory and clichéd, sparking a flurry of criticism on Twitter, with many lashing out at the newspaper.
Mr Wogan, who presented the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Wake up to Wogan for over 20 years and was known for his surreal sense of humour released a personally selected compilation CD titled Top of the Morning by various artists in 2002.
See some of the tweets below:
@subedited that’s the worst thing I’ve read since The Daily Star’s ‘Top o’ the mourning’ headline for Terry Wogan.
— Mark Dowling (@ChronMark) February 2, 2016
That front page by the UK Daily Star about Terry Wogan has disgusted me. The kind of people who give journalists a bad name
— Niamh Devereux (@_niamhdev_) February 1, 2016
Scanning the various headlines commemorating Sir Terry, and the Daily Star have opted for “Top o’ the mourning”. Get out.
— Michael Perry (@Michael92Perry) February 1, 2016