A hairdresser from Devon said he would ban “gossip” magazines for clients in light of the recent death of TV presenter Caroline Flack.
And what’s more, they will replace them with educational magazines and even some coloring books.
Earlier this week, we reported how the host Love Island was found dead in his London home after taking his own life.
The incident provoked a national reaction against some magazines and newspapers.
Now the Cullompton Boutique Hair and Beauty Salon has revealed that it is banning “gossip” magazines that believe “ardent people” and “publicize their personal problems”.
The salon on High Street went to Facebook to share the announcement.
They said, “We have decided as a salon to archive gossip magazines and we will no longer offer you these while you are at the salon.
“With the devastating news about Caroline Flack we will not promote these magazines that put people in difficulty, put people down, advertise people’s personal problems, disrespect people’s clothes ….. the list goes on. #Bekind
“Instead we will have good old-fashioned books …. and some educational magazines and even some coloring books.”
The salon joins dozens of others across the country who have decided to do similar since the death of Caroline Flack.
Yesterday we reported that his family had chosen a local newspaper to publish an unpublished Instagram post that the Love Island host had written in the days before his death.
In December, the 40-year-old was accused of assault by beating up after an altercation with her boyfriend Lewis Burton and the place, which the family shared with the Eastern Daily Press, said her entire world had been “swept”. from under his feet “within 24 hours of his arrest.
He also wrote in the post that the incident, which he was due to try in March after pleading not guilty to the prosecution, was an accident.
“I’m suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen,” says the unedited post.
“I’ve always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even at night. But the truth is … It was an accident.”
Flack’s mother, Chris, said that her daughter was advised not to share the post on social media, but that her family “wants people to read it”.
“He was describing how he felt and what he had experienced – nothing more,” Chris told the Eastern Daily Press.
“He didn’t blame anyone or point his fingers.”
Coroner officer Sandra Polson told the Poplar Coroner Court yesterday that the TV host is “apparently found hanged” on Saturday 15 February.
Police attempted resuscitation, which was later continued by paramedics, but was declared dead on the scene in her London home.
Her body was identified by her sister, Jody Flack.
The investigation found that the temporary cause of death was given as a suspension from the binding.
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