Newspaper criticized for posting celebrity cleavage poll

By Julianne Mosher,

The Detroit Free Press is being criticized for recently publishing a poll asking readers to rate the cleavage of different celebrities.

The poll lists 12 different Hollywood stars including Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Helen Mirren. The reader is asked to vote either “good cleavage” or “bad cleavage” and they can even view other results.

However, once the article went public, Twitter users shared their opinion on the unique poll, with one viewer saying, “Journalist integrity is dead at the @freep.”

Despite the semi-feminist responses the poll got, the managing editors of the Free Press, Julie Topping and Nancy Andrews, said in a statement to The Huffington Post that the poll was supposed to go along with the author's article, which led into the Grammy’s.

“Online, we asked people to vote on which celebrities showed cleavage in the best way,” they told the site. “Unfortunately, the language of the poll lost the context of the column. We have since added more context.”

Since the poll was originally posted, Georgea Kovanis added more to her article commenting on the latest trends celebs are sporting on the red carpet.

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