Mirror apologises for using picture of wrong person in Kwasi Kwarteng story

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The Mirror has apologised aft it mistakenly utilized a representation of the incorrect idiosyncratic to exemplify a communicative astir the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, connected its website.

Condemning the “terrible error”, which occurred connected the archetypal time of Black History Month, the work said: “This greeting a representation successful a communicative astir Kwasi Kwarteng was wrongly captioned connected the Mirror website. This was a unspeakable mistake and we apologise to Mr Kwarteng and each our readers.”

The apology came aft Kwarteng tweeted a screenshot of an online communicative astir the mini-budget, featuring a representation of Bernard Mensah, the president of planetary for Bank of America.

The photograph was incorrectly captioned with the words: “Kwasi Kwarteng said helium had to bash ‘something different’ with mini-budget.”

“That isn’t me… @DailyMirror” wrote the chancellor connected Saturday greeting successful a tweet published conscionable earlier 10am.

Pledging to “redouble our efforts” to combat racism, the statement, released much than an hr aft Kwarteng pointed retired the mistake, added: “The Mirror has a agelong past of moving against racism and we volition redouble our efforts connected this.”

Among those to condemn the mistake was Ben Obese-Jecty, the seat of the Hornsey and Wood Green Conservatives.

He said: “Good to spot the Daily Mirror kicking disconnected its sum of Black History Month with this they-all-look-the-same-don’t-they clanger.

“You’d think, fixed the sum he’s received this week, that astir radical successful the property would cognize what Kwasi Kwarteng looked like…”

Kwarteng became Britain’s archetypal achromatic chancellor erstwhile helium assumed the relation past month.

The Guardian has contacted the Bank of America and the Treasury for comment.

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