Headlines are supposed to draw readers in, but they should alsogive readers an honest glance at what they’re going to read. That’s why a recent Cosmopolitanheadlinehas people upset, and when you see it, you can judge for yourself.
In a piece that went up Monday afternoon, editor Elizabeth Narins tells the story of thirty one-year-old fitness blogger Simone Harbinson.
It goes on to detail the life-threatening health scares she faced over the course of a tumultuous two years.
Harbinson got a severe kidney infection, tested positive for a malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix, contracted an infection that required her to be quarantined, experienced a partial lung collapse, and suffered from chronic pain stemming from a damaged disc in her back.
The article also notes that Harbinson lost forty-fourpounds without a single session at the gym, because shes still recovering from surgery and isnt physically able to work out the way she used to before her cancer diagnosis.
Here’s where the headline comes in, because instead of focusing on her incredible battle to beat the disease, they focused on her weight loss.
Of course being a fitness blogger, that would be part of the story, but many feel that the headline makes it seem like her ailments were a weight loss hack.
Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/this-cosmo-headline-about-a-cancer-survivor-has-people-really-ticked-off/