NY Times Publishes M.I.A. Profile, M.I.A. Says Thank You By Tweeting Author's Phone Number
|M.I.A. doesn't care for the New York Times.|
Apparently, M.I.A. found the profile rather unflattering and biased, so in response she tweeted Hirschberg's phone number making it seem like it was her own.
Of course, Hirschberg is no stranger to controversy. Back in 1992, she wrote a profile on Courtney Love (which is asking for it, if you ask us) for Vanity Fair. In it, she wrote that Love admitted to taking heroin even after she knew she was pregnant with Kurt Cobain's child, a claim that to this day Love denies.
The New York Times profile on M.I.A. is nowhere near as controversial as Love's profile, but we can see how Maya sees it as a bit unfair. Still, that's no reason to publish someone's phone number via Twitter, so we are going to have to side with Hirschberg on this one.