The Sun Apologizes, Removes Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan Markle Column

The Sun Apologizes, Removes Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan Markle Column

The Sun has apologized Running a column About Jeremy Clarkson, British TV personality Meghan Markle This has been called “deeply misogynistic.”

Clarkson’s article was published in the British tabloid on Dec. 16, just one day after Markle’s second half of episodes. Prince Harry‘s Widely watched Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, which sees the couple New information behind-the scenes Their treatment by the U.K. Press and Royal Family eventually led to their separation from their royal life.

The former Top Gear In his column, the host stated that Prince Harry was being “controlled by Markle” and that he was “imagining the day when she is forced to parade naked through every town in Britain as the crowds chant “Shame!” and throw excrement at him.”

The newspaper issued an apology on Friday for running the column. It also removed the article from its archives and website. Post It stated on its website that the column had “provoked strong responses and led to a large amount of complaints to IPSO (the independent press regulator).”

The Hollywood Reporter reported It had been the subject of 6,000 complaints within three days of publication.

“Columnists’ opinions can be taken as their own, but we as publishers know that free expression comes with responsibility. “We at The Sun regret the publication this article and we are deeply sorry,” reads part of the statement.

The column targets Markle in the same way Prince Harry and Meghan describe British tabloids in their conversation. Harry & Meghan Clarkson’s daughter Emily Clarkson, a podcast host, reacted quickly to the criticism, saying, “My views were and have always been crystal clear when it comes misogyny and bullying and the treatment women by the media.” I want to be clear that I oppose everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle, and that I support those who are subject to online hatred.

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, was also listed in the column as someone Clarkson “hates on a cell level.” She called the piece “deeply ogynist.” The Times“I believe that what he said about Meghan markle was deeply misogynistic and just downright horrible and terrible.”

Clarkson did not apologize for the response on Monday. “Oh dear. I’d rather put my foot in it. I made a poor reference to a scene in a column I wrote about Meghan. Game of Thrones This has been a very bad experience for many people. He wrote that he was horrified by the hurt he had caused and promised to be more careful in the future. Game of Thrones

Clarkson, who was fired in 2015 as host of BBC’s motoring program after punching a producer on the head, is now the star of Amazon Prime Video series The Grand Tour And Clarkson’s Farm, and also hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ITV. ITV stated that they have no plans to act on the column. Amazon has yet to comment on the upcoming season.

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