E! Online unpublished a story describing Ellen Page’s gym outfit as “dressing like a massive man” just a day after the actress called out the negative post.
Page, who has starred in To Rome with Love, Inception and Juno, revealed that she was gay at a conference for LGBTQ group Time to THRIVE Friday night. During her speech, she criticized a gossip article about her that said:
“Why does the petite beauty insist upon dressing like a massive man?”
The story was published on E! Online, which has since deleted its negative post, Gossip Cop reported. It was headlined, “Hot Mess Alert Again Ellen Page Rolls her Hobo Style into 2014.”
A link to the article on E! online goes to a blank story page.
According to Gossip Cop and Gawker, Huffington Post’s Kia Makarechi spotted the deletion.
E Online took down the article Ellen Page mentioned in her speech. They also “wonder” if she’s “actually homeless.” pic.twitter.com/qe6VNh6SfA
— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) February 15, 2014
Despite the unpublishing, an excerpt of the E! Online story that mocked Page is still available on IMDB’s website.
“The flannel is giant, the sweat pants are even bigger, those sneaks belong on a skateboard and her hat is about to fall off her head. In fact the only redeeming thing on her body is that kinda cute black silk jacket. Why can’t she just work an outfit around that?”
Last month, E! apologized after presenting Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis as a “fun fact” during its pre-Golden Globe coverage.
iMediaEthics has written to E! Online for more information and will update with any response.