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The Mirror apologises to Katie Hopkins and it’s an all-time classic newspaper correction

Katie Hopkins has won a complaint against the Daily Mirror after it wrongly claimed she had been detained in South Africa for taking ketamine.

The press regulator, IPSO, said Hopkins had in fact been detained by South African authorities for allegedly ‘spreading racial hatred’.

Which is presumably one of the few times when a paper says it is ‘happy to set the record straight’ and it means it.

The ruling lended itself to some golden responses and we’re glad to report they didn’t disappoint.

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And we’re glad to report they didn’t disappoint.

This used to be our favourite correction, from the Guardian 15 years ago.

We think we’ve got a new favourite.

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