Internet Fights for TV Host's Right to Wear 'Granny Panties'

Samantha Armytage was publicly shamed by the 'Daily Mail Australia'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2016 1:48 PM CST
Internet Fights for TV Host's Right to Wear 'Granny Panties'
The "Daily Mail Australia" is being called out for calling out a TV host for her "granny panties."   (Twitter)

Women are taking to social media to defend their right to wear granny panties—and also their right not to be cyberbullied by the media while just trying to buy some dang groceries. The paparazzi snapped a few photos of Australian morning show host Samantha Armytage running errands recently, the Kansas City Star reports. The Daily Mail Australia ran the photos in a piece making hay of Armytage's "giant granny panties," "giant granny undies," and "oversized granny panties," the outlines of which could be seen through her outfit, according to BuzzFeed. It also made sure to point out her "loose-fitting dress" and "make-up free" look before moving on to rumors about her love life, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The response on social media was swift, with the article being decried as "cruel" and "shameless" amid calls to wear granny panties in solidarity, reports. One Twitter user said the Daily Mail "should be craterized by orbiting laser guns," and another said a more accurate headline for the piece would have been "Woman going about her day stalked, photographed, and then cyberbullied." "Granny undies are cool" and "all women wear them," others chimed in. Armytage, who only hours before the story ran had criticized tabloid coverage of herself, is apparently considering legal action. "I'm not making any comment as it's with the lawyers," she tells BuzzFeed. (This man's gag gift to his wife turned him into an underwear model.)

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