Twitter Just Had a Meltdown Over ‘Sexist’ Term the Associated Press Used to Describe Amal Clooney

The Associated Press (AP) is considered by some to be the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to determining word usage and style in journalism. However, that title may now take a hit following this tweet:

In sending out a tweet about successful human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, the AP introduced her as “actor’s wife,” referencing her husband, George Clooney.

That didn’t go over well with the Twitterverse:

But it wasn’t just the lack of noting her own accomplishments that got people fired up. Some accused the AP of blatant sexism:

https://twitter.com/georgygirl55/status/637705500260327424

And one person pointed out the Hollywood versus human rights angle:

There were multiple calls for an apology from AP, but at the time of this writing, none were spotted in the publication’s Twitter feed.

But not everyone agreed with the outrage. Some saw it as the AP just using the most known thing about Amal to generate interest in the story:

https://twitter.com/GRRRR8est/status/637669413953630208

Mediaite reports that the actual AP story didn’t mention her husband or marriage in it. Amal Clooney is, in fact, herself barely mentioned in the AP story at all.

Two months ago, Feather Magazine did a piece on Amal Clooney’s prestigious accomplishments. They include her work on the Enron case, working in the Office of the Prosecutor for the United Nations and her fight to end sexual violence in global conflict zones.

What do you think?

9 pledges
Upvote Downvote

Miley Cyrus Had an ‘Accident’ During Last Night’s VMAs That Was So Bad It Was Censored

Two Truck Drivers Pull Out of Gas Station. That’s When They See A White Blanket With Her On It…