The Sun newspaper has been criticised for their headline on a piece about a trans couple getting married.
On Tuesday, The Sun ran a story on the wedding of army officer Hannah Winterbourne to actor Jake Graf, both of whom are transgender.
While the couple were pleased with the body of the article, they expressed disappointment at The Sun‘s handling of the headline on their front page.
Graf clarified that “Hannah was never a man, as I was never a woman.”
A shame that our beautiful day and a positive article by @Emskibeat has been marred by fairly offensive headlines. I have always been a woman and Jake has always been a man. pic.twitter.com/Hhdfuvt09M
— Hannah Winterbourne (@hannahw253) March 27, 2018
Following such a lovely, positive article from @Emskibeat in today’s @TheSun it’s a real shame that it’s been cheapened by such a sensationalised and misleading headline. @hannahw253 was never a man, as I was never a woman. #trans #fact pic.twitter.com/1lNm3wjb4l
— Jake Graf (@JakeGraf1) March 27, 2018
Many were equally disappointed in The Sun’s framing of the story.
“Two people who love each other get married” clearly not exciting enough. Sigh.
— Janet Baker (@1isthinking) March 27, 2018
I’ve fixed the cover for them. pic.twitter.com/qNYi08vovb
— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) March 27, 2018
Very sorry to see this Hannah. I hope you had a wonderful wedding and wish you both the very for the future. https://t.co/kbdn6C8EIw
— Stewart McDonald MP (@StewartMcDonald) March 27, 2018
You know it. We know it. Bless you both and ignore the ignorance. X
— Veronica Mead (@Veronica_Mead) March 27, 2018
“We don’t believe anybody could read the piece we’ve published today, or look at the picture of the beaming couple on the front page, and not come away excited and happy for Jake and Hannah’s future,” a spokesperson for The Sun told Mashable.
“We have an ongoing relationship with members of the LGBTI community and spoke to one major representative group last night to ensure that our story was received in the spirit it was intended — a celebration of a very modern romance.”
The Sun was unable to confirm the name of the group, but described them as a “trans representative body who have campaigned on issues of representation in the media.”
This article was originally sourced from here.