Reading through my twitter feed this morning I came across something which made me feel a little uncomfortable.
Claire Zammit Xuereb breaks silence on New Year’s Day stabbings in Style on Sunday tomorrow and preview today in The Times.
— Ariadne Massa (@AriadneMassa) June 9, 2012
Weirdly enough it didn’t immediately click, as most of us do when going through Twitter you skim through your feeds. What I got from the tweet was that Claire Zammit Xuereb will have her 2 pager interview section on The Sunday Times tomorrow. Even though that still makes me a little uncomfortable, I would understand it. If Ms Zammit Xuereb wants to go public with what happened on that night, the interview section on The Sunday Times would be the perfect stage. After all, plenty of interesting things were revealed since its inception. However, continuing through my feed I come across the following;
RT “Read Claire Zammit Xuereb’s exclusive interview with @JoCaruana in Style on Sunday tomorrow – and get a sneak peak in today’s Times”
— Jo Caruana (@JoCaruana) June 9, 2012
This is where it all went a bit crazy for me; are we talking about murders and offering “sneak peaks’ to the audience? Am I the only one who finds this unethical?
I’m not going to go into the merits of Style on Sunday being a good venue where the only surviving person, of one of the most gruesome murders which ever happened in Maltese history, is going to spill the beans or break her silence. Style on Sunday is a magazine inundated with paid advertorials, pretty pictures and the odd article. No disrespect to the magazine, it does its job well but it definitely isn’t the right place where something as delicate as this is discussed.
Again I mean no disrespect, but I need to understand how such a shocking murder can be discussed in a style magazine and how people can be so nonchalant about it. Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong?