Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have rejected the Sun Newspaper’s apology after the media house published a column full of hatred directed at the Duchess.
Jeremy Clarkson wrote a column in The Sun a few weeks in which he suggested that Markle deserved a public flogging. He wrote that he dreamt of her shamed and stripped down in the most graphic of terms.
The paragraph that mad the readers mad was: “Meghan, though, is a different story. I hate her like Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level. 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.”
Jeremy Clarkson was making reference to an infamous scene in ‘Game of Thrones,’ when Cersei is put through a similar type of treatment.
Many social media users expressed their anger on Jeremy Clarkson calling his words racist, misogynistic and evil.
Many readers filed complaints over the column which forced The Sun to apologize over the content. They said that “columnists’ opinions are their own but “as a publisher, we release that with free expression comes responsibility.”
“We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry,” the sun added.
The media house later deleted the column from their archives and website. Jeremy also apologized and said that he made a mistake in his effort to reference ‘GOT.’
“The fact that The Sun has not contacted The Duchess of Sussex to apologize shows their intent. This is nothing more than a PR stunt,” said Meghan and Harry’s representative.
“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 true apology would be a shift in their coverage and ethical standards for all. Unfortunately, we’re not holding our breath.”
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