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US magazine Newsweek apologises for Kamala Harris citizenship op-ed – SBS News

Newsweek has apologised for publishing an opinion piece questioning whether Senator Kamala Harris was eligible to run for the US Vice-presidency, after it was used as “a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia”.

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Newsweek magazine has had an abrupt change of position and apologised for an op-ed that questioned Senator Kamala Harris’ US citizenship and her eligibility to be Joe Biden’s running mate.
“This op-ed is being used by some as a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia. We apologise,” read Newsweek’s editor’s note on Friday, replacing the magazine’s earlier detailed defence of the op-ed.
“We entirely failed to anticipate the ways in which the essay would be interpreted, distorted and weaponised…

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