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New website ICorrect lets celebrities set the record straight

Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Stephen Fry have all stumped up to correct rumours about themselves.

Kate Moss used ICorrect to insist that she has never been on Facebook or Twitter. So now we know.
Kate Moss used ICorrect to insist that she has never been on Facebook or Twitter. So now we know.
Image: Jacques Brinon/AP

A NEW WEBSITE that allows its members to correct misinformation about themselves is proving popular with celebrities.

ICorrect, set up by Hong Kong businessman and socialite David Tang, claims to be “the universal website for corrections to lies, misinformation and misrepresentations.”

For $1,000 per year, celebrities and others can sign up to have their corrections published online. The identities of people wishing to make corrections must be vouched for by their lawyers, or by previously signed-up members.

So the public is now safe in the knowledge that Bianca Jagger never dated Billy Joel, and that although Naomi Campbell thinks Russia will do a great job with the 2018 World Cup, she was really hoping England would be named as hosts.

Other earth-shattering truths revealed include the fact that Michael Caine never actually said “not a lot of people know that” – a phrase commonly attributed to him – and that Sienna Miller and Kate Moss aren’t really on Twitter or Facebook.

On a more serious note, Tommy Hilfiger and Stephen Fry have used the site to deny accusations of being racist and anti-Catholic respectively.

Tang himself has availed of the website’s services. In response to accusations from The Mail on Sunday that he was a “creep”, Tang used ICorrect to insist that such traits had been “greatly exaggerated”.

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