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Irish journalist criticised heavily on Twitter following Jewish remark about BBC stars
Quite a backlash.

Irish journalist Kevin Myers has come in for some heavy criticism on Twitter following a comment made in a Sunday Times column.

In an article titled "Sorry, ladies β€” equal pay has to be earned," Myers discussed the recent response to the disparity in pay across genders at the BBC.

Myers noted that Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, two of the better paid women at the British state broadcaster, are Jewish. He went on to write, "Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price."

The comment appears to have sparked a severe backlash on Twitter, with many tweeting their disapproval for Myers' take.

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British journalist Jack Monroe also noted a previous article by Myers for the Irish Independent, in which he claims to be a "holocaust denier."

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TheTimes.co.uk has now removed the original article from their website, though The Times is yet to make a statement on what prompted them to remove it.

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