George Clooney Writes Op-Ed On Daily Mail’s Wedding Rumors: “It Should Be Criminal”
Word to the wise: Don’t fabricate outlandish rumors that are offensive to George Clooney and his wife-to-be, Amal Alamuddin. He’s not afraid to put anyone in their place — especially when they are published to sensationalize religious issues.
After the Daily Mail published a now deleted report that Amal’s mom disapproved of their relationship because of her Druze religion, including jokes about killing brides in that religion, George took to USA Todayto publish a response to the story, and he is understandably pretty upset.
George gets it all out in the open: None of the story is true, and Amal’s mother does not even practice the Druze religion. He’s okay, he says, with rumors surrounding their wedding, since those are inevitable. What he’s not okay with? Stories that “exploit religious differences.”
“We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal,” George writes.
“The Daily Mail, more than any other organization that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up,” he continues. “And when they put my family and friends in harm’s way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence. They must be so very proud.”
Go, George! We love how he stood up for himself and Amal, and are happy to hear that everyone’s family is united in support of their relationship and future marriage.