UK newspaper The Mirror has apologised for its “horrible error” after mistakenly together with an image of the fallacious individual in a narrative concerning the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng.
After the newspaper revealed a narrative concerning the politician’s mini-budget final week, it took Kwarteng himself to level out on social media, “That isn’t me.”
Sadly for The Mirror, the error occurred on the primary day of Black Historical past Month within the UK, and it needed to apologise swiftly for its mistake in posting as a substitute an image of Bernard Mensah, the president of worldwide for Financial institution of America.
An hour after the error was identified, the newspaper issued a press release saying: “This morning an image in a narrative about Kwasi Kwarteng was wrongly captioned on The Mirror web site. This was a horrible error and we apologise to Mr Kwarteng and all our readers.”
“The Mirror has a protracted historical past of working towards racism and we’ll redouble our efforts on this.”
Different UK media and broadcasters have are available for criticism prior to now for posting the fallacious photos of Black public figures in its information protection.
Kwarteng turned Britain’s first Black chancellor of the exchequer when he took up the function final month.