Journalism has lost its grace. It has become a shitty clickbait world because of the urgency to sell masala news. Nowadays, it is foolish to use the word “news” with journalism, as journalists are selling people’s esteem, not facts.
A well-known publication, India Today, did the same thing yesterday. They posted an insensitive headline,’20 Pics Of Suhana Khan To Spice Up Friday In Case You Had Other Plan’, on their website portal. Is this the respect they have for a 16 year-old girl?
Suhana Khan is Shah Rukh’s daughter, and by default, she is a famous face. But that does not mean that the media has the freedom to post a filthy article on her. This is what they wrote,
As expected, the internet shamed the publication, and made a strong statement i.e journalists need to learn where to draw the line.
This is what Twitter said,
— TomBoyTurnsGirl (@aakritipatwari) March 31, 2017
Depressing to see the vile stuff being peddled by big name news brands. Nothing is sacred for clickbait journalism. Just sick pic.twitter.com/ZFcVWYQOKm
— bhatnaturally (@bhatnaturally) March 31, 2017
Suhana khan is 16 years old, indiatoday wants you to spice up your Friday by looking at 20 photos of a 16 year old. Brilliant journalism. pic.twitter.com/IED46imDyNAdvertisement— Ankit Jain (@indiantweeter) March 31, 2017
If Modi can be held responsible for his party people talking crap, who should be held responsible for this kind of journalism? pic.twitter.com/s51MrTqIOp
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) March 31, 2017
— anurag parepally (@AnuragParepally) March 31, 2017
But it seems that ‘India Today’ is not a good learner. They changed the headline but kept the article intact.
— Ankit Jain (@indiantweeter) March 31, 2017
And here’s what might happen next.
— Ajit Prasad (@iAjKP) March 31, 2017