UK’s The Sun Slammed For Graphic Front Cover Of Journalist Killings

UK’s The Sun Slammed For Graphic Front Cover Of Journalist Killings

British tabloid newspaper The Sun is facing backlash over mocking up a graphic front cover of the on-camera murder of WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

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The reporter and cameraman were tragically shot during a live broadcast in Virginia, US, on Wednesday morning. The gunman later died from a self-inflicted gun wound.

The graphic front cover features an image of Ward conducting her interview, with a hand shooting a gun at her.

The cover is viewable here, although a pre-warning, it may distress some.

When The Sun posted the image of its front cover to Twitter, the platform’s users vented their outrage at the images depicted.

One user described it “gratuitous. Vile. Abhorrent”, with another calling The Sun “scum”.

After the horrific event journalists around the world united on Twitter with the hashtag #WeStandWithWDBJ.