Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Finally Respond To Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Vile’ Column

The pair have dismissed the apology as a 'PR stunt.'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were left unimpressed after British tabloid The Sun released a statement of apology in regard to their publishing of Jeremy Clarkson’s inhumane column about Markle. In a rare response provided by a spokesperson, the couple have shared their feelings on the matter.

The comments in question, where Top Gear‘s Clarkson wrote about his “cellular” hatred of the Duchess, and detailed fantasies about her being paraded naked through the streets, went viral around the world for its grossly misogynistic (not to mention, deeply violent) tone. 

Following mass outcry, in which a record-breaking amount of complaints were sent by the public, and more than 60 politicians signed a letter to The Sun condemning such articles, the paper released a statement claiming that it regretted publishing the column, saying they were “sincerely sorry.”

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But the Sussexes have dismissed the newspaper’s apology as “nothing more than a PR stunt”, and reveal that the outlet has not contacted them privately over Clarkson’s comments.

“The fact that The Sun has not contacted The Duchess of Sussex to apologise shows their intent,” the statement reads.

“This is nothing more than a PR stunt. 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.”

Following the backlash, including from his own daughter, Clarkson himself also delivered a rather half-baked apology in response to the criticism on Twitter.

“Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it,” he wrote.

“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.”

Naturally, the public weren’t very convinced of his apology, commenting that the comparison to Game of Throne‘s Cersei was a horrid sentiment. “No matter what you think of Meghan, she doesn’t deserve that, ” one user wrote. 

The offensive column was published just days after Markle revealed in the Netflix series, Harry & Meghan that she was genuinely terrified over the inundation of social media death threats she received due to the constant negative press that the British media circulated about her during their time as working royals.

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