Sarah-Jane Mee, the Sky News presenter and the host of The Sarah-Jane Mee Show, is under fire after she reported a major error on the news, and now she is apologizing for the same on her social media account.
The 44-year-old presenter faces severe criticism after she reported the wrong news, which she mistook as a Chris Kaba march in Trafalgar Square for royal crowds marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
She is now apologizing for a wrong report on her Twitter account. She wrote to her 196,000 Twitter followers that she made a mistake while going on air as she wrongly found the crowds in Trafalgar Square as some of the 1000s turning to Palace, but it was for Chris Kaba then and not for the late Queen’s death.
“I made a mistake on air, I wrongly identified crowds in Trafalgar Sq as some of the 1000s heading to Palace when at that moment it was people turning out for Chris Kaba.”
She added, “I’d like to personally apologize to those involved. We are covering the march & its significance later today.”
Even Sky News released an apology statement.
“We apologize for a mistake made earlier today which accidentally misidentified aerial pictures of a protest march for Chris Kaba as a large gathering paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth.”
“We have also issued a correction on air to clarify the footage previously shown.”
Footage from a helicopter showed a mass of people moving through Trafalgar Square in central London on Saturday afternoon.
“There are thousands of people lining that route; it really is an incredible sight.
“They’ll work their way up the Mall, very slowly, meeting new friends along the way, talking about their journey here, their memories of the Queen, their good wishes for the new King.”
The protest for Kaba included politicians Diane Abbott, Bell Ribeiro-Addy and rapper Stormzy. This protest was carried to protest over the killing of Chris Kaba, where protestors were seen with placards that read “Justice for Chris Kaba” and “Black Lives Matter”.
The 24-year-old Chris Kaba was shot to death this month in South London by an officer though Chris Kaba possesses no arms. At the time of the incident, he was driving an Audi unregistered under his name when he was boxed in by two police cars in Streatham Hill.