Beware the angry fans of boy bands

Daily Mail column on Stephen Gately generates 22,000 complaints

Don’t anger fans of boy-bands. That’s the clear message coming out of the UK where the Press Complaints Commission has received 22,000 complaints and counting over a Daily Mail columnist’s musings on the death of Boyzone member Stephen Gately. The singer died suddenly last week at age 33 after a night of partying on the Spanish island of Majorca. Although his family has said the death was due to “natural causes” the Daily Mail pointed to some unanswered questions about his final hours. But it’s the references to Gately’s homosexuality that really seems to set his fans off.

The Independent

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