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Prince Harry And Meghan Respond To Jeremy Clarkson Apology On A Column

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Megan respond to The Sun's apology for a column in which Jeremy Clarkson said he "hated" Meghan was "nothing more than a PR stunt."

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Dec 27, 202299 Shares1392 Views
After the famous British race car driver, Jeremy Clarkson wrote a horrible column about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, in the tabloid The Sun, people on social media were so angry that the newspaper had to take it down from its website.
Prince Harry and Meghan respond to Jeremy Clarkson apologythat The Sun's apology for a column in which Jeremy Clarkson said he "hated" Meghan was "nothing more than a PR stunt."

Prince Harry And Meghan Respond To Jeremy Clarkson Apology

'We are sincerely sorry': The Sun issues apology over Jeremy Clarkson's column about Meghan

A representative for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said that The Sun's apology for removing Jeremy Clarkson's column was just a "PR stunt."
In a statement to the BBC after The Sun retracted and apologized for the column, in which Clarkson said he hated the Duchess of Sussex on a "cellular level," a spokesperson for the couple called the response "disingenuous."
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.- Representative of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The statement went on to say that while "the public" needed a response, a "true apology" would be a "shift" in how the U.K. outlet covers the couple.
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.- Representative of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Sun apologized on Friday for publishing a column by the British TV personality about Markle that has been called "deeply misogynistic." Clarkson's article was published in the British tabloid on December 16.
This was the day after the second half of Markle and Prince Harry's popular Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan came out. In these episodes, the couple revealed new behind-the-scenes information about how the U.K. press and royal family treated them, which led to their separation from royal life.
The former host of Top Gear wrote in his column that Markle "controlled" Prince Harry and that Harry was “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.”
On Friday, the newspaper apologized for running the column and took the article down from its website and archives. In a post on its website, it said that the column had “provoked a strong response and led to a large number of complaints to IPSO, the independent press regulator.”
The Hollywood Reporter said that 6,000 people had complained about it three days after it came out.
Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher we realize that with free expression comes responsibility. We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry.- The Sun
The column attacked Markle in a way that she and Prince Harry often do when they talk about the British tabloids in Harry & Meghan. It got a lot of backlashes quickly, including from Clarkson's daughter, podcast host Emily Clarkson, who said:
My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media. I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything that my dad wrote about Meghan Markle and I remain standing in support of those that are targeted with online hatred.- The Sun
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, who was also named in the column as someone Clarkson "hates on a cellular level," said the piece was "deeply misogynist." She told The Times:
I think what he said about Meghan Markle was deeply misogynist and just downright awful and horrible.- Nicola Sturgeon
In a letter to The Sun's editor Victoria Newton, signed by more than 60 MPs, Caroline Nokes, a Conservative party member and chair of Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee, said that the column's retraction was "welcomed" and that Markle should get an apology "immediately." The letter says:
This sort of language has no place in our country and it is unacceptable that it was allowed to be published in a mainstream newspaper. Ms. Markle has faced multiple credible threats to her life requiring the intervention of The Metropolitan Police.- Victoria Newton
Hateful articles like the one written by Mr. Clarkson do not exist in a vacuum and directly contribute to this unacceptable climate of hatred and violence.- Victoria Newton
Clarkson talked about the response on Monday, but he didn't say sorry. He wrote on Twitter, referring to Lena Headey's memorable scene as Cersei in Game of Thrones.
Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.- Jeremy Clarkson
Clarkson was fired from BBC's motoring show in 2015 after punching a producer. He now stars in The Grand Tour and Clarkson's Farm for Amazon Prime Video, and he also hosts Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for ITV.
The latter said that there are no plans to do anything about the column, and Amazon hasn't said anything about the next season yet.

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Prince Harry and Meghan respond to the Sun's apology for Jeremy Clarkson's column was "nothing but a PR stunt." Clarkson wrote in the column that he hated Meghan "on a cellular level." This made more than 20,000 people upset.
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