The UK Sun apologizes for Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan column | Daily News Byte

The UK Sun apologizes for Jeremy Clarkson’s Meghan column

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Dec 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s Sun newspaper apologized on Friday for publishing a column by British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson about Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, days after it became the most complained about article by the UK’s press standards regulator.

“We at The Sun regret and apologize for the publication of this article,” the newspaper said in a statement, adding that the article had been removed from its website and archives.

In a column published last week, Clarkson, who gained worldwide fame as the presenter of the motoring show “Top Gear”, wrote of Meghan: “At night, I lie there, gritting my teeth and daydreaming. I can’t sleep when she sees every town in Britain. Made to parade naked through the streets, while the crowd shouts ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement on him.”

Britain’s Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) regulator said on Tuesday it had received more than 17,500 complaints, the most about any article since it was set up in 2014.

More than 60 lawmakers signed a letter to the editor of the Sun by Caroline Knox, chair of Parliament’s women and equalities select committee, warning that such articles create a climate of hatred and violence against women.

In a statement posted on Twitter on Monday, Clarkson said he was “horrified to cause so much harm” and “will be more careful in the future.”

Reporting by Jyoti Narayan in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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