The Sun has issued an apology for Jeremy Clarkson’s column about Meghan Markle, which has resulted in more than 20,000 complaints being filed with the press regulator.
In his column last weekend, the former Top Gear host wrote: “dreaming of her day [Meghan Markle] made to march naked through the streets of every town in England while crowds chanted, ‘What a shame!’ and threw faeces at her.”
Clarkson also said he “hates” Miss Markle more than “hates Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West”. Mrs West was a serial killer in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s.
This column has become the most complained article in British press history.
After widespread condemnation and anger, including from his own daughter, Clarkson apologized for the piece, saying: “I’m appalled that I’ve caused so much pain.”
“Oh my God. I’d rather set foot in it. In a column about Meghan, I clumsy about a Game of Thrones scene that made a lot of people feel bad. I am appalled that I have caused so much damage and I will be more careful in the future,” Clarkson said.
More than 60 MPs wrote to the editor of the Sun newspaper expressing their dissatisfaction with the article.
The Sun, in a statement on Friday, said it regretted publishing the column and said: “On the Sun last Saturday, Jeremy Clarkson wrote a commentary about the Duchess of Sussex.
“It provoked a strong response and led to a large number of complaints to IPSO, the independent press regulator.
“In a tweet earlier this week, Jeremy said he was ‘clumsily involved in a Game of Thrones scene’ that ‘frustrated a lot of people’ and that he was ‘appalled by having cause too much damage’ .
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“He also said he would be more careful in the future. The opinions of journalists are their own, but as a publisher we recognize that freedom of speech comes with it. with responsibility.
“We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we sincerely apologize. The article has been removed from our website and archives.”
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