Journalist Sacked For Controversial Paintings?

A British journalist is claiming that she was fired by London’s Daily Mail because of her sideline as a Stuckist painter. Stuckism is a widely-reviled art movement founded in 1999 “to promote contemporary figurative painting with ideas and oppose the pretensions of Britart – particularly anything involving dead animals or beds”. The newspaper denies that Jane Kelly’s dismissal had anything to do with her artwork, but isn’t saying why they would fire one of their top writers, either.