The Sun apologizes and removes Meghan Markle’s Jeremy Clarkson column

The Sun has issued an apology for running a column by British television personality Jeremy Clarkson about Meghan Markle who was found guilty of being “deeply misogynistic”.

The British tabloid published Clarkson’s article on December 16, the day after the release of the second half of the widely watched Netflix docuseries Markle and Prince Harry. Harry and Meganwhich sees the couple reveal new behind-the-scenes information about their treatment from both the British press and the royal family, which ultimately leads to their separation from royal life.

the previous maximum speed In his column, the host wrote that Prince Harry was “in control” of Markle and that he “had been dreaming of the day when she would be forced to parade naked through the streets of every city in Britain while crowds chanting ‘Shame! ‘” Throw lumps of excrement at her.

On Friday, the newspaper apologized for publishing the column and removed the article from its website and archives, noting in a post on its website that the column “elicited a strong response and led to a large number of complaints to IPSO, the independent press regulator.”

Hollywood Reporter It stated that it had led to 6,000 complaints three days after it was posted.

Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher we understand that with freedom of speech comes responsibility. We at The Sun regret publishing this article and deeply regret it,” the statement read, in part.

column — which takes aim at Markle in the way she and Prince Harry generally describe it when discussing British tabloids in the Harry and Megan — received swift backlash, including from Clarkson’s daughter, podcast host Emily Clarkson, who said, “My views have been and always will be clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying, and the media’s treatment of women. I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my father has written.” Meghan Markle and I continue to stand in support of those targeted with hate online.”

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, who was also named in the column as someone who “hates” Clarkson on a “cellular level”, called the piece “wildly misogynistic”. I told times“I think what he said about Meghan Markle was deeply misogynistic and horrible and horrifying.”

On Monday, Clarkson directed a response but did not apologize. “Oh dear. I’d rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I clumsily referred to a scene in her game of thrones And this has happened badly with a large number of people. He wrote on Twitter about referencing Cersei’s (Lena Headey) memorable moment in the game of thrones.

Clarkson, who was fired in 2015 as host of BBC Cars after punching a product, is the star of the Amazon Prime Video series. Grand tour And the Clarkson FarmAnd the hosts, too Who wants to be a millionaire? for ITV. ITV said there are no plans to take action after the column, while Amazon has yet to comment on the upcoming season.

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