“A publicity stunt”: Meghan Markle’s acerbic response to the Sun’s apology

Teased by a famous journalist in the columns of the Sun, Meghan Markle is not about to forgive the virulent words used by this columnist. A specialist in the British royal family, Omid Scobie, revealed on Twitter the response of the ex-actress following the tabloid’s public apology.

Apologies deemed largely insufficient. On December 16, Jeremy Clarkson, columnist at the Sun, published a paper containing hate speech against Meghan Markle. His writings had been published the day after the broadcast of the second episode of the Netflix series, dedicated to the departure of Harry and the Duchess of Sussex from the monarchy. The journalist, renowned for his acerbic pen, wrote in particular that he dreamed of the day when the ex-American actress should “parade naked in the streets of all the cities of the United Kingdom, while the crowd will shout ‘Shame!’ and throw excrement on him”, with reference to the series Game Of Thrones.

This column has generated a wave of indignation from British citizens and politicians. What pushed the tabloid to apologize and to delete the content on its website the next day at the request of the author. “It was taken badly by many people. I am horrified to have caused so much pain and will be more careful in the future”tweeted Jeremy Clarkson.

The Guilty Sun “to exploit hatred and violence”

But this volte-face has been described as “publicity shot” by the princely couple, who firmly rejected the explanations of the British newspaper. The Sun’s failure to contact the Duchess of Sussex to apologize shows their intentions.”, commented Omid Scobie, one of their spokespersons on the networks, this December 24. And to add, on behalf of Archie and Lilibet’s momthat “The public deserves regret for this publication with dangerous comments. We wouldn’t be in this situation if The Sun didn’t continue to take advantage of that and exploit hatred, violence and misogyny.” Jeremy Clarkson will no doubt have learned the lesson.

Source- https://www.voici.fr/news-people/un-coup-de-pub-la-reponse-acerbe-de-meghan-markle-aux-excuses-du-sun-745890