George Clooney is rejecting an apology from the “Daily Mail” after the British paper reported that his fiance’s mother did not approve of their wedding. The worst part of this story is that the tabloid reported that Baria Alamuddin wanted her daughter to marry a man of the Druze religion and even joked that brides who have married outside of the religion have been killed.
So, of course George chimed in with some words against the “Daily Mail” for their ignorant words. He issued a virtual smack on the wrist to the publication for printing “irresponsible” reports. After his scathing response, the “Mail” issued an apology to the actor, but he’s not having any of it.
He refers to them doing something wrong and called the coverup even worse. He cites the magazine’s apology for insinuating there were religious differences where there were none. He says that the editor claims that the story was not “a fabrication”, but “based the story on conversations with senior members of the Lebanese community.”
He calls that statement untrue and cites the original story’s source as a “family friend”. He says, “So either they were lying originally or they’re lying now.”
He goes on to explain that in a prior article, they knew that Amal’s mother Baria was not Druze”, adding, “The Mail knew the story in question was false and printed it anyway.”
He calls their reporting a premeditated lie and thanks them for their apology, but rejects it wholeheartedly. He said, “So I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they’ve exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid.”
He added, “One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them.”
And there you have it! Do you blame George for being upset?