'Legs-it headline isn't sexist - what's wrong with showing pretty ladies with nice legs?'

Legs-it: 'The headline is not sexist and doesn't make a difference to anything', says caller

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon had a meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Daily Mail's headline was not sexist and doesn't make a difference to anything at all, according to a caller.

The Mail caused fury with this morning's front-page headline, which asked Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it! along with a picture of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon's meeting.

But caller Steve from Devon told Alexis Conran that the leaders "have got a job to do" and the comment was "funny".

He said "two pretty ladies, both got nice legs. Why not show them off?"

Although Alexis suggested this stance downplayed the severity of the incident, Steve was unrepentant, saying "at the end of the day, [this] doesn’t make a blind bit of difference, it’s not sexist."

He believes the media, social media and the internet "interferes with everybody’s lives. If we all backed off and let people get on with what they’re supposed to be doing, none of this stuff would have happened in the first place."

Steve also added that as the article was written by Sarah Vine, she couldn't be "sexist against another woman" because she is a woman herself.

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