Daily Mail under fire over 'sexist' and 'shameful' front page

Twitter users slammed the paper's coverage of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon's meeting under '#legsit'

Daily Mail under fire over 'sexist' and 'shameful' front page

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The Daily Mail has come under fire over its latest front page, which politicians in the UK have slammed as 'shameful' and 'sexist'.

The British newspaper featured a picture of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at their meeting in Glasgow yesterday.

They discussed Brexit and Ms Sturgeon's call for a second Scottish independence referendum.

On today's front page, the Daily Mail features an image of the two leaders, accompanied by the headline: "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!"

The cover drew swift condemnation, including from prominent British opposition politicians.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said "this sexism must be consigned to history," while his predecessor Ed Miliband also criticised the tabloid.

Other social media users hit out or made fun of the headline, and called out double standards compared to the paper's coverage of male politicians:

The Daily Mail - the second best-selling British newspaper - has attracted frequent criticism in recent years for its often sensationalist headlines & stories.

Wikipedia editors recently voted to prohibit the paper as a source, while Stop Funding Hate campaigners have been trying to convince advertisers to pull ads from the Mail and several other papers.