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The Now front cover (Credit: Twitter/Stacey Solomon)

UK celebrity magazine Now called former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon “boring, desperate and cheap” on its front cover.

Solomon responded, calling it “the meanest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Now, Now has apologized, claiming the “boring, desperate and cheap” comments were from social media and not the magazine’s perspective. Now further denied it OKs bullying and wanted to “simply aim to inspire debate amongst our  readers.”

iMediaEthics wrote to Now asking if it has contacted Solomon directly about its cover and how many social media posts it based its headline on. A spokesperson for parent company TI Media only provided its statement and declined to comment further.

“The story featured in this week’s issue of Now magazine regarding Stacey Solomon was written on the basis of social media comments about Stacey and is not the opinion of Now magazine. As a publication, we simply aim to inspire debate amongst our readers about their favourite celebrities and TV stars, including Stacey. We do not encourage or condone bullying in any form. We apologise to Stacey for any distress our story may have caused.”

Now is regulated by the UK pres regulator the Independnent Press Standards Organisation. iMediaEthics has written to ask how many complaints, if any, it has received.

Hat Tip: Press Gazette

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Celeb magazine called Stacey Solomon ‘boring, desperate & cheap’

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