Royal Family News: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reject The Sun’s Apology for Misogynistic Piece
Royal Family news reveals that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have rejected The Sun’s apology for Jeremy Clarkson’s “misogynistic rant” calling it a PR stunt. Read on and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Prince Harry Calls Apology a PR Stunt
Royal Family News reveals that, according to the Hollywood Reporter, after The Sun publicly apologized for what many have called a “misogynistic rant”, the Sussex’s aren’t having it. Reuters reports that the royal couple dismissed the apology for the column The Sun published that was highly critical of Meghan, calling it a “PR stunt” and adding that the outlet had not contacted her to apologize.
The column caused a rapid enough stir that Clarkson soon took to Twitter to apologize for his blunder. In the piece, which was quickly removed, Carlson wrote of Meghan, “At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her.”
Does The Sun Profit from Hate and Violence?
The UK’s Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) said on Tuesday that it had fielded more than 17,500 complaints. That number was the highest for any article since IPSO was established in 2014.
“While the public absolutely deserves the publication’s regrets for their dangerous comments, we wouldn’t be in this situation if The Sun did not continue to profit off of and exploit hate, violence, and misogyny,” a spokesperson for the Sussexes said (via Huffington Post).
“A true apology would be a shift in their coverage and ethical standards for all. Unfortunately, we’re not holding our breath.”
IPSO Says Such Articles Contribute to Violence Against Women
The Sun said in the apology “We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry” and subsequently took the article down from its website as well as its archives. Though it’s worth asking whether Jeremy Clarkson will be sanctioned in any way for his rant, 60 lawmakers signed a letter written by Caroline Nokes, chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, to The Sun warning that articles like these contribute to a climate of hatred and violence towards women.
In Clarkson’s apology, posted on Twitter on Monday, he said he was “horrified to have caused so much hurt” and assured that he would “be more careful in the future”. Of course, we wonder about what truth is in the statement, as it comes from someone that may very well harbor such hatred within.
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