LONDON (Web Desk) – The Associated Press has come under fire after referring to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as an “actor’s wife” when they tweeted an article, reported Independent.
Amal Clooney, actor’s wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists http://t.co/i6nQg0xPg3
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2015
There was a backlash against the esteemed news agency on social media following this tweet.
@AP Actor’s wife?! You’re making what Amal Clooney’s does for a living sound like a hobby she takes up when she needs a little “me-time”.
— Joanbeam3000 (@Joanbeam3000) August 29, 2015
— Bulletproof Tiger (@TGRdnb) August 30, 2015
@AP ummm, sexist much? how about human rights attorney? Her marital status doesn’t define her. You really need to fix this.
— Michele McKeon (@MicheleMcKeon) August 29, 2015
Ms Clooney is a barrister with Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in human rights law. She read law at the University of Oxford, before obtaining a postgraduate degree from the New York University School of Law.