Having air-brushed teenagers advertising anti-ageing products is bad enough, but now we’ve got Madison magazine using a photo of Christy Turlington when she was 31 – she’s now 40 – as the “poster girl of ageing with grace”.
Readers aren’t told that the photo of what a 40-year-old supposedly looks like is a decade old.
And editor Paula Joye’s comment when approached by the Sunday Telegraph?
“I refuse to justify this stitch-up with a comment.”
Would that be the Tele’s stitch-up, or hers?
Mind you, I’m not surprised. A few years ago Madison‘s beauty editor completely plagiarised an article I wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald Essential lift-out, on the beauty cost of alcohol. Some paragraphs were word for word. I contacted Joye about it and she ignored me. Classy. And with just one blog post, I’ve ensured I’ll never work there.