George Clooney BLASTS The Daily Mail for False, "Dangerous" Amal Alamuddin Story

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George Clooney has publicly referred to Amal Alamuddin as his "fiancee" for the first time.

But the actor wishes the circumstances of him doing so were very different.

Very early this morning, USA Today published an op-ed by George Clooney in which he GOES OFF on The Daily Mail for printing a story that claims his future mother-in-law opposes his engagement to Alamuddin due to her religious beliefs.

  • George Clooney in a Scarf
  • Amal Alamuddin in London

As Clooney writes, according to The Daily Mail, "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."

Adds Clooney: "Let me repeat that: the death of the bride."

Clooney goes on to deny all facts in the article, saying the newspaper has Amal’s mother's religion wrong and that she is “in no way against the marriage.”

He then says he doesn’t care when tabloids conjure up tails about the actual marriage, such as it taking place on the set of Downton Abbey; or when they pen “idiotic stories” about him running for office or Alamuddin being pregnant.

HOWEVER…

"The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous," the 53-year-old actor writes. "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."

Clooney acknowledges that his job makes it impossible for his private life to ever be truly private, but certain lines should never be crossed.

"The Daily Mail, more than any other organization that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up," Clooney concludes.

"And when they put my family and my friends in harm's way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence. They must be so very proud."

Clooney and Alamuddin got engaged in April.

And, even more than the handsome photos published below, this editorial speaks to why we adore George Clooney so very much.

UPDATE: George wins! The newspaper has removed this article from its website.

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so do alway's a 'Spelling Controle or you must sit on the blisters.

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Clooney's "blasting" because he's lost control of the story. I wrote this YESTERDAY and, sure enough, the story disappeared and Clooney had a hissy fit. I'm right on this. Mark it. http://rednationrising.wordpre...

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