Apol­ogy over racist rant

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A SUN­DAY Times writer sacked af­ter sug­gest­ing Vanessa Feltz and Clau­dia Win­kle­man are well paid be­cause they are Jewish has apol­o­gised.

Kevin My­ers said he be­lieved his ca­reer as a colum­nist was over as a re­sult of his con­tro­ver­sial piece – con­demned as bla­tant racism – which ap­peared on­line and in the Ir­ish print edi­tion of the pa­per on Sun­day.

Aside from the Jewish re­marks, My­ers also drew crit­i­cism and ac­cu­sa­tions of misog­yny for other points in the col­umn ar­gu­ing that men jus­ti­fied higher pay than women.

My­ers said: “It is over for me pro­fes­sion­ally, as far as I can see – I am very, very sorry that I should have so of­fended them.”

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