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    TV Host Calls In Lawyers After Daily Mail Shames Her For Wearing “Giant Granny Panties”

    "Those are totally normal undies."

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    BuzzFeed News has learned top-rating breakfast TV host Samantha Armytage has called in lawyers in response to the Daily Mail's recent coverage of her.

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    On Sunday, Daily Mail Australia published a story about the Sunrise host going "make-up free" and sporting a "loose-fitting dress", under which she "dared to bare" her "giant granny undies".

    "Sunrise host Samantha Armytage was flying solo as she stepped into a vehicle in Sydney on Sunday," the article stated.

    "The TV personality's oversized granny panties showed through the garment with a clearly visible line," the story read, before noting that other gossip publications had romantically linked her to several colleagues during the previous week.

    BuzzFeed News contacted Armytage about the online fallout of the Daily Mail story.

    "I'm not making any comment as it's with the lawyers," Armytage said.

    People were pretty unimpressed by the Daily Mail's treatment of the Sunrise host.

    Jesus FUCK. @DailyMailAU, is it really a fucking news story that Sam Armytage went to the shops wearing full brief underwear? GET A JOB.

    @clementine_ford/Twitter

    And rushed to defend what were "totally normal undies".

    1. the daily mail should be craterised by orbiting laser guns 2. those are totally normal undies 3. See 1 https://t.co/JvaAFSEyaW

    @marrowing/Twitter

    It even sparked conversations about the benefits of comfortable underwear.

    You know who our underwear should concern? Ourselves. Maaaaaybe our sexual partners, but even then, only when we want.

    @erinrileyau/Twitter

    What I've learned from social media: Women should wear underwear (see Chrissy Teigen) Women should not wear underwear (see Sam Armytage)

    On Sunday morning, Armytage did address the recent speculative media coverage about her love life in an Instagram post.

    Sam Armytage/Instagram


    "In the past week or so, according to the gossips, I've been 'in love with'; a gay colleague, a straight colleague, a bloke I stood next to at the races three months ago, a gladiator, a British boy-band member and 17 other people I've never met."

    Her T-shirt read: "No I'm not dating anyone. No, I don't know what I'm doing with my life. Yes, I do what another slice of pie."

    Gina Rushton is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

    Contact Gina Rushton at gina.rushton@buzzfeed.com.

    Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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