George Clooney Slams Daily Mail for False Claims About Future Mother-In-Law
He’s usually a pretty peaceable guy, but George Clooney was furious when he read a bogus report that his future mother-in-law is against him marrying her daughter Amal Alamuddin.
The Daily Mail published an article that Baria Alamuddin had told “half of Beirut” that she didn’t think Clooney was the right choice given that he’s not Druze.
And the “Ocean’s Eleven” hunk wasn’t having it. He replied, "The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. It says Amal's mother has been telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride. Let me repeat that: the death of the bride. First of all, none of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage — but none of that is the issue.”
“This lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal."