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The Sun apologizes for Jeremy Clarkson's column about Meghan Markle

The Sun apologizes for Jeremy Clarkson’s column about Meghan Markle

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The Sun newspaper has apologized for publishing a column by TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson about Meghan Markle. in the current situation The Sun wrote that the magazine “recognizes that with columnists’ freedom of expression comes responsibility for the publisher”.

Writing in his column, which was published last Friday and has been booked ever since, Clarkson writes about the documentary series Harry and Megan. In the series, the British prince and his partner look back on their years in the royal family and their battle with the tabloid press.

The column said, among other things, that Clarkson “dreamed of the day Meghan would walk naked through the streets of Britain, with passers-by chanting ‘Shame! ‘” “They shout at her and throw feces on her.” According to Clarkson, this was an “awkward reference” to a scene in the HBO series Game of Thrones, he wrote on Twitter.

After the column, the TV presenter received a lot of criticism. Many people condemned Clarkson’s language, among other things. British politicians also rejected the column: more than sixty members of Parliament wrote an open letter to the editor of The Sun. Politicians called the piece “violent and misogynist”.

MPs had already written in that letter that they would find no apology sufficient from the paper: they wanted The Sun to take further action. This is because of the typical role that Clarkson plays, according to them. “We are deeply concerned about the example now being set for young men and boys.”