The Daily Mirror has deleted a tweet and a story that drew criticism late Thursday. The tweet suggested an MP crossing her legs while in shot of TV cameras in Parliament had actually been treating viewers to a "Basic Instinct" moment. The Mirror, which described the leg crossing (most likely for reasons of comfort) as "sultry", even ran pictures and a video.
People crossing and uncrossing their legs is often done to improve circulation. The Mirror perhaps took its decision to run such sexist clickbait for the same reason. However, Twitter users were quick to criticise the Mirror's voyeurism, pointing out it was creepy, sexist and offensive.
The tweet and article have since been deleted, though it seems remarkable it took the public to point out how inappropriate the comments were.