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.
Source: The Independent
Then she married the gorgeous George Clooney.
Source: The TelegraphShe had quite a career and has been successful long before her marriage to Clooney. But British Justice Minister Edward Faulks QC does not think so.
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.”
Source: The Times
Of course, the statement did not garner any positive response.
People called Edward Faulks a misogynist too.
And someone nicely pointed out the problem.
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.