Did you catch the front page of Kosmo!
Inside, was a beautiful article, written by Feride Hikmat on kak Min.
Outside however was this 'polite' reference.
Without being emotional, I can only say this.
There is nothing untrue about it. And there is nothing unethical about it.
But you know what... it's also uncouth, uncalled for and unassumingly ignores the sensitivity of the situation and any sense of respect to the family of kak Min.
Not to mention kes kecut telur takde byline on that story. Ball-less! And the play on innuendo. Why not cita penuh since ko da tak hormat the memory of her, or the sensitivity of her family? Cakap je.. dia ni sex op ke apa! Kenapa nak insinuate? Tak berani? Why play on innunedo and taboo since that article imply lain? Are they really that stupid?
Tanah masih merah, they play on society's stigma and prejudices, to conjure up a story that guarantees their paper sells. And memang it sold well. No one could get their hands on it. Laku sangat Kosmo! hari ni.
Congratulations Kosmo! For one day of heartlessness, I hope it was worth it.
Let's all congratulate Kosmo! Send in your letters, emails and calls this way!
46M, Jalan Lima, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 92214001 ext 508 & 506
Fax: 03 92218590
Spread the word! Make sure everyone you know does it. Do it repeatedly! Ask nicely for an apology. Not to us. But to her family and the memory of Yasmin Ahmad. A brave woman who would have told them off to their face if they had dared do it (obviously they didn't) if she was still alive.
Bloggers - spread the word! Join this Facebook tribute group for fans of Yasmin too, by CLICKING HERE!
Kosmo!... for all their claims of balls - now you know who doesn't have them.
PS - A friend told me he has already emailed them. Yasmin would have thanked you with a hug Fendie. Member dia lak call to complain - and you know what response he got? They laughed at him over the complaint. Seriously... a news organisation? You sure?
PPS - Aku di Melaka da. Nak update aktiviti sini, but tunggu je lah later today. I think this deserves more attention.
PPPS - If you guys want to read my tribute to Yasmin (tapi kalao orang baca blog, it's going to sound familiar) CLICK HERE. And kalao nak baca a heartfelt tribute in Utusan (out Tuesday) CLICK HERE! - by Syazwan - a friend who USED to work at Kosmo! now at Astro Awani (good career move!) I know how much he misses Yasmin too.
Also, read Marina Mahathir's comments on Kosmo!'s fantastic bit of journalism by CLICKING HERE!