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.
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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.