NewsThump: An apology and retraction

author avatar by 6 years ago

It has been drawn to our attention that our story ‘Escaped panther warned to be on the lookout for Scottish people’, published on October 21st 2018, contained content which was both inaccurate and deeply offensive.

Whilst NewThump is a satirical site, we recognise that there are limits to what we say and sometimes we stray beyond what is acceptable and cause deep and lasting hurt without justification.

Our story contained the suggestion that some people in Newcastle may wear a jacket or coat in cold weather. We recognise the serious and sincere offence this allegation caused, we accept that it has no basis in fact, and we undertake never to repeat it.