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’.
Katie Hopkins has won an IPSO complaint against the Mirror after it wrongly claimed she had been detained in South Africa over drug use. She was in fact being held for "spreading racial hatred". Full story to follow.
— Press Gazette (@pressgazette) May 24, 2018
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.
So let’s get this right: Hatie Kockpins who thinks you should be able to say whatever you want complains about the Mirror doing just that, whilst accepting she was spreading racial hatred but at least it wasn’t drug use?
— Captain Blue (@CaptainBlue) May 24, 2018
This is like the time I received an apology for someone saying I had a spot of urine on my trousers, when I’d merely explosively shat myself in a crowded theatre. https://t.co/mtqjFcRNwx
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) May 24, 2018
Sir, I wish to complain. You've stated that I missed work due to illness. I wish to make it clear that I was actually at home trying to wank off a dog corpse https://t.co/RbfjfzmalE
— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) May 24, 2018
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 24, 2018
as self-owns go that is pretty special
— Chris #RepealThe8th (@chrisleonmiller) May 24, 2018
Always in favour of accurate reporting. I hope the Mirror post their correction prominently
— Danny Thomas (@dannyjamethomas) May 24, 2018
And we’re glad to report they didn’t disappoint.
This is the best thing the Mirror will ever do. Ever. pic.twitter.com/x7fpdncbPJ
— Angry Scotland (@AngryScotland) May 24, 2018
This used to be our favourite correction, from the Guardian 15 years ago.
We think we’ve got a new favourite.