The Sun responds to the uproar over Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan Markle column

the sun She said she regrets publishing Jeremy Clarkson’s column about the Duchess of Sussex and is “sincerely sorry”.

In a statement, the newspaper said: “Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher we understand that freedom of expression comes with responsibility.

“we are in sun pEgret for publishing this article we sincerely regret.”

The apology comes after the article, in which Clarkson said he “hated” Meghan, became the most complained about by the Independent Press Standards Organization (Ipso).

Ibsu said the piece that was removed from the sun On Monday, at Clarkson’s request, the website received more than 17,500 complaints as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 — rising to 20,800 by 5 p.m.

Clarkson wrote in the column that he dreamed of the day when the Duchess would be forced to parade naked across Britain while a crowd chanted “shame” and threw “poo” at her.

the Who wants to be a millionaire? hosting He claimed that “everyone my age thinks the same way”.

Meghan recently discussed the criticism she faced in the media, during her Netflix documentary with her husband, Harry

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The article drew criticism from prominent people, politicians, and his daughter, Emily Clarkson.

More than 60 deputies from different parties wrote to the sunto demand an apology and “action taken” against Clarkson. The SNP’s shadow culture secretary has also called for Clarkson to be banned from television altogether.

Clarkson wrote on Twitter, saying he was “horrified he caused so much hurt” after the backlash and that he would be “more careful in the future.”

Clarkson’s daughter, Emily, criticized her father’s piece

(Emily Clarkson)

Now, a week after the spat broke out, the newspaper has issued a statement of apology.

It read: “Last Saturday SunJeremy Clarkson wrote a comment article about the Duchess of Sussex.

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This sparked a strong response and led to a slew of complaints to IPSO, the independent press regulator.

In a tweet earlier this week, Jeremy said he made a “clumsy reference to a scene in V game of thrones“, which “was bad with too many people” and he was “horrified because he’s done so much harm.” He also said he would be more careful in the future.

Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher, we understand that with freedom of expression comes responsibility.

“we are in the sun We regret publishing this article and sincerely regret it. The article has been removed from our website and archives.

The couple did not comment on the post themselves

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It follows the recent broadcast of Harry and Meghan’s explosive six-part Netflix documentary, in which the couple alleged abuse by the royal family.

The first three episodes saw Meghan accuse the British media of wanting to “ruin” her and claim that “smutty” stories had been “planted” in the press.

The Duchess also took on a publisher mail on sunday – Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) – before the court, having published parts of a personal letter to her father, Thomas Markle, wins the case in 2021.

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