Deconstructing a British Tabloid

Remember the video about The Daily Mail? Well, here’s another adorable and clever English fellow tearing apart a crappy “news” rag: this time, it’s CharlieIsSoCoolLike on Heat magazine:

Seriously, subscribe to him. He’s fabulous and he’s a skeptic and Stephen Fry does his outro!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. A young person more interested in politics than entertainment news? Obviously a fraud as this is *not* the image of young people that the Daily Mail tells me – he’s not even wearing a hoodie.

  2. Charlie Brooker on so-called ‘Real Life’ magazines:

    Heat is a seriously creepy read though. People look at the photo and think ‘ooh look it’s Tess Daly’ or whatever, forgetting that if you could see the wider picture you’d see a fat ugly bloke shoving his camera in their face.
    Celebrities should be allowed to chase paparazzi, and if they catch them they’re allowed to smash their camera. It would make the pictures more interesting, anyway.

  3. This video needs debunking.. Intelligent and worldly young people are obviously a hoax…. And Rebecca, do you have a cite for your “adorable,” comment?


  4. By a totally weird coincidence, I just watched one of his videos on YouTube last night after doing a search for “acapella duets”. Had never heard of Charlie before then, and now to see him today on Skepchick? Definitely a WTF moment!

  5. AHHH now i know what Heat is, i just watched an episode of the IT crowd where it came up. i mean i made an assumption and all but this was very informative.

  6. Love it! I’ll bang him! lol oh wait I’ll go back on topic- Reminds me of my mom’s horrible People magazine. It should be called “Slutty Celebrity” magazine in my opinion.

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