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The AP describes renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as the “wife of an actor”

AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Clooney’s husband is a former sitcom actor and Japanese product pitchman of minor renown.
By Adam Pasick
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) is a human rights activist and lawyer who is famous for defending high-profile clients like Julian Assange and former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. But none of that seems to matter to the Associated Press:

The reference to Amal’s husband George was confined to the AP’s tweet, and in fact was not mentioned at all in the wire service’s story about Clooney’s role in defending one of the three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced by Egypt to three years in prison on Saturday (Aug. 29). Nevertheless, the AP quickly drew the ire of many:

Amal and George Clooney have not made any comment about the tweet that reduced her to a Hollywood appendage, but his reaction may have looked a little something like this:

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