Amal Clooney is quite an achiever, as we all know. She is a litigation attorney, noted for her work in international refugee and human rights law. She has also served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General.
Then she married the gorgeous George Clooney.
In an interview to Daily Mail , he said, “I’m sure she gets such high-profile cases and everyone wants her because she’s married to George Clooney; and by employing her they’ll give publicity to their case. I mean, look at Cherie Blair: being married to Tony Blair didn’t do her career any harm.”
Of course, the statement did not garner any positive response.
Edward Faulks is an idiot. She was winning high profile clients and cases before marriage. http://t.co/59LT6GQYVu— Gary W (@garysfw) September 15, 2015
People called Edward Faulks a misogynist too.
#EdwardFaulks is yet another misogynist who needs to shut up. Amal's work has always been exemplary, she didn't need a husband to get cases.— Dee (@abydosww) September 14, 2015
And someone nicely pointed out the problem.
Edward Faulks has absolutely no idea what he's on about. Let's forget her illustrious pre-marital career, shall we? http://t.co/9Lp6bQhlE1— Stephanie ⭐️ (@stephanie_hall) September 14, 2015
Not to reiterate that his comments were very sexist, it must also be emphasised that the comments were made by the Minister of State for Justice.