New Zealand scandalised, but fails to noticeby Toby Manhire
The bride that swigged a beer made big news in Taranaki. And the Daily Mail.
You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? No? It was in the world’s favourite online newspaper, the Daily Mail, so it must be true.
The photograph, showing a young bride, Katrina Hayman, taking a drink from (shock!) a bottle of beer at the Taranaki Bride of the Year event, appeared on the front page of the Taranaki Daily News, sparking a minor storm – among the readers of the Taranaki Daily News. (Read the editor’s reflections here.)
But apart from that, it didn’t cause much of a ripple in New Zealand – this one small piece on the TVNZ site notwithstanding.
But in the hands of the world’s favourite online newspaper, the country had been scandalised. Bride, beer, brouhaha. It just fit the bill.
The Mail wasn’t alone in its excitability. The beery bride appeared all over the Australian papers, in the Huffington Post, at MSNBC, and even in India.
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