'Sorry' says FHM
Magazine backs down over ‘inaccurate’, ‘intrusive’ Everest feature
The Press Complaints Commission ruled today on the complaint brought against FHM by the partners of two climbers who died on Everest. The complaint followed the publication of a feature ridiculing deaths on the mountain.
The women's complaint centred on claims that the article was both inaccurate and an intrusion into their grief. The PCC judged that an agreement by the magazine to print a correction and apology addressed the two women’s concerns sufficiently, and no further action should be taken.
The article, penned by Trail journalist Piers Pickard, was published in the lad's mag to coincide with this year’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations of the first ascent of Everest. An apology will appear in the January issue of FHM.
Here’s what the PCC had to say about it.
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