Twitter users slammed the paper's coverage of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon's meeting under '#legsit'
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.
It's 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on the Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/V3RpFSgfnO— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) March 27, 2017
This is 2017. Sexist does not begin to describe this front page. For all the strides forward, some have a v.long way to go. Shameful https://t.co/lzHXhY4Isd— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) March 27, 2017
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:
Update: "Legs be having you! President and Taoiseach demonstrate pins in smart navy numbers". pic.twitter.com/CLvaEtBxZJ— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) March 27, 2017
The Daily Mail - the second best-selling British newspaper - has attracted frequent criticism in recent years for its often sensationalist headlines & stories.