The Daily Mail has apologised for calling ex-Bachelor In Paradise contestant Florence Alexandra a "vapid c*nt" in an article over the weekend.
The story was posted on Sunday morning in an article about the Bachelor stars' recent cosmetic procedure.
Readers took to Twitter to call out the c-word slipping into the last paragraph of the article:
The article, by April Glover, was edited two hours after going live, removing the "vapid c*nt" reference.
Channel Ten defended Florence, slamming the article as “appalling” and “disgusting”, and the reality star is now pursuing legal action, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Daily Mail tells AdNews it is investigating and issued an apology for the offensive language.
“Daily Mail Australia would like to apologise for inappropriate language that appeared on an article published by this site on Sunday morning,” a spokesman said.
“The story about Bachelor in Paradise star Florence Alexandra contained offensive wording that should not have been included.
“As soon as we became aware of the mistake, the wording was removed.
“The Daily Mail Australia will properly investigate how the offending words were published."
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