The Sun newspaper has stated it regrets publishing a column by Jeremy Clarkson in regards to the Duchess of Sussex.
His column, which was printed on Sunday, stated he was “dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her”.
The remarks sparked an enormous backlash, with Clarkson’s daughter Emily, in addition to many others, talking out in opposition to him.
The column grew to become probably the most complained about ever, with the Independent Press Standards Organisation receiving greater than 20,800 complaints as of 5pm on Tuesday.
The article has since been faraway from The Sun’s web site at Clarkson‘s request.
The full apology
The newspaper stated in an announcement: “In last Saturday’s Sun, Jeremy Clarkson wrote a comment article about the Duchess of Sussex.
“It provoked a robust response and led to numerous complaints to IPSO, the impartial press regulator.
“In a tweet earlier this week, Jeremy stated he had made a ‘clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones’, which had ‘gone down badly with an ideal many individuals’ and he was ‘horrified to have brought about a lot damage’.
“He also said he will be more careful in future.
“Columnists’ opinions are their very own, however as a writer, we realise that with free expression comes accountability.
“We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry.
“The article has been faraway from our web site and archives.
“The Sun has a proud history of campaigning, from Help for Heroes to Jabs Army and Who Cares Wins, and over 50 years of working in partnership with charities, our campaigns have helped change Britain for the better.
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“Working with our readers, The Sun has helped to result in new laws on home abuse, supplied beds in refuges, closed dangerous loopholes within the legislation and empowered survivors of abuse to return ahead and search assist.
“We will continue to campaign for good causes on behalf of our readers in 2023.”
Meghan and Harry’s documentary
The column, by which Clarkson stated he “hated” Meghan, got here on the again of the couple’s extremely anticipated Netflix documentary collection.
The Sussexes opened up about their experiences within the “institution” and the difficulties they confronted as a result of destructive media protection.
Clarkson then used his column to explain his frustration on the duchess.
More than 60 MPs wrote to the editor of the newspaper condemning the piece “in the strongest terms”.
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The letter put ahead by Conservative MP Caroline Nokes demanded that the publication take motion in opposition to Clarkson.
It stated the previous Top Gear presenter’s “hateful” article about Meghan Markle had contributed to an “unacceptable climate of hatred and violence”.
A senior ITV govt stated his feedback had been “awful” however Clarkson will proceed as host of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? “at the moment“.