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‘I made mistakes’: Sydney Morning Herald columnist apologises to Rebel Wilson over ‘outing’ story

The Sydney Morning Herald has removed a controversial column amid allegations the newspaper looked “out” at Rebel Wilson as he was in a new same-sex relationship, replacing it with an explanation and apology to the Australian actor.
In Saturday’s “Rebel Begins to Spread the News” story, columnist Andrew Hornery wrote that he “made mistakes on the side of caution” and emailed Wilson’s representatives during the week to give the actress two days to comment about her new relationship with former LA designer Ramona Agruma. publish the story.
Wilson did not respond, instead posting on his “Disney Princess” on Instagram on Friday.

“I thought I was looking for a Disney Prince … but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess,” she said.

The post sparked hornery in plain 42-year-old Wilson was “gazumping” into the story on Saturday.
“Of course, who dating is their business, but Wilson happily nurtured those prurient interests when he had a hunky boyfriend,” she wrote.
Then on Monday, Hornery replaced the original story with .
“I’m really sorry that Rebel found this difficult. That was never my intention. But I see that he has handled everything with extraordinary grace. As a gay man I am well aware of how deeply discriminating pain hurts. “The only thing left to do is to inflict that pain on someone else,” he said.
He added that it is not a business herald for “out” people.
“It’s not what we set out to do. But I understand why my email was seen as a threat. The framing of it was a mistake,” he added.

“The Herald and I will approach things differently from now on to make sure we always take into consideration the extra layers of complexity people face when it comes to their sexuality.”

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