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Amanda Palmer Pens Song, Strips Off In Feminist Riposte To "The Daily Mail"

A spectacular takedown by the singer-songwriter, as performed onstage at London's Roundhouse on Friday night.

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Here's the Mail's story, published after her performance at Glastonbury.

And here are the lyrics to Palmer's song, composed in retaliation.

Dear Daily Mail,
You will never write about this night,
I know that because I've addressed you directly
I've made myself no fun to fight,
But thanks to the internet people all over the world
Can enjoy this discourse,
And commune with a roomful of people in London
Who aren't drinking Kool-Aid like yours.

Dear Daily Mail,
It's so sad what you tabloids are doing,
Your focus on debasing womens' appearances
Devolves our species of humans,
But a rag is a rag, and far be it from me,
To go censoring anyone – oh no,
It appears that my entire body is currently
Trying to escape this kimono!

It's never going to be performed again, or recorded, so make the most of it on YouTube now.

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