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.

There was a backlash against the esteemed news agency on social media following this tweet.

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.

She has worked for the UN, contributed to books on international criminal law and lectured at a number of prestigious law schools, a point many people on social media were quick to point out.