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A British Journalist Has Apologised For Offence Caused In "Moronic" Referendum Tweet

By Jen

May 28, 2018 at 10:18am


British journalist, Rachel Johnson, has apologised for the "moronic reference to Gaelic" she made after the referendum results were announced over the weekend. 

Johnson, who is Boris Johnson's sister, took to Twitter to thank Sky News journalists for their coverage of the Eighth Amendment referendum. 

In a since deleted tweet, the journalist wrote:

Huge praise to Beth Rigby and Kay Burley of Sky News who produced world-class award-winning reporting every step of the way of this powerful and moving and divisive story – and also helped comprehension (in mainland UK) by speaking in clear English not Gaelic throughout.

As expected, the reaction was swift as many people were annoyed at her apparent lack of understanding of the Irish language as well as Ireland's sovereignty.

After some serious backlash the journalist apologised for her reference to the Irish language, saying she "fecked up."

And while some people accepted her apology, others still felt the need to point out that the "mainland" reference was still a mistake.

Do you think her apology went far enough? Let us know in the comments.

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