• Tracey Emin's picture

    Correction

    by Tracey Emin
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Subject: The Independent, Monday 15th October 2012:Tracey Emin joins our campaign for same sex marriage by calling on the Church to open up. Tracey is deeply upset by the way in which the text that she submitted to the Independent Newspaper has been edited. Her message, that the law does not need to change but the church's attitude does, has been obscured and the ending of the piece was changed to make her sound naive.  "The Independent has changed my voice and my message. I wrote for the Indpendent for four years and they have never edited me in this way before."Tracey Emin, 2012 For full clarfication and an unedited text, please read the following:  I was lucky – I was born with a great deal of faith – It wasn’t taught to me, it wasn’t dictated. It is part of me, part of my blood, my soul. I believe in the past, present and future – a meeting place of parallel worlds. I believe in a greater presence that joins all and I truly believe in an afterworld.Not so much an afterlife but another place, another existence – something we become – a particle of light, a drop in the ocean, a blade of grass, maybe a distant star. But in my heart of hearts I cannot believe in a heaven or hell. I do not believe in a judgement day. The only judgement is our conscience that takes us through this world. When I was a child I forced myself to stop masturbating because I was convinced that if I continued God wouldn’t love me any more. I thought I was on the outside. I thought I was one of the unloved. How can the all-encompassing, the be all and everything, the almighty, reject any one? I’m not religious but there is always a time for God, a time for prayer. “Please God I promise I will never do it again” - usually when I’m purging my soul down a lavatory pan after a hard night drinking. Or on a serious note when my father died or when I have been very ill. Or when I have felt very alone and isolated. But at all times, I never felt excluded by a greater presence. No one should be excluded. On this argument I would say that all adults should be allowed to marry in church in the eyes of God – regardless of sex or gender – love should transcend all – the greater union, the promise of devotion to another, to love and honour, for better or worse, in sickness and health. I recently shared this view with a number of my friends, gay and straight. The majority were not keen on the idea of gay marriage in church. Most of my friends who are gay said they had always been outside of Christianity and never accepted. Why would they want to get married in a religious sense? They were more than happy with civil partnership. I said yes but what if you are gay and Christian? Your love is being rejected by the church. But everyone I spoke to was emphatic that church and state should never interfere with each other.There was much conversation on gay priests and lesbian nuns and the total denial of homosexuality within in the Catholic Church. But what about the Church of England? Had Henry VIII thrown in a quick law about same sex marriage at the same time as divorce the world could now be such a different place.But then came the argument of procreation – marriage in the eyes of God is for the purpose of procreation. But then I recently spoke to some friends who have a considerable age gap between them. She is over thirty years older. At the time of their marriage they could never have had children. But they dearly love each other. Is their marriage wrong? The truth is the church marries hundreds and thousands of gay people – every day more and more people are committing themselves to a life long lie.She, jumping at every opportunity for a threesome, as long as it’s with another woman – and He constantly taking the dog for a walk – jumping in and out of bushes – hanging outside of public toilets waiting for the signal.Or maybe they are more than happy to have an open relationship but does this make the church happy? There is no need for gay people to marry in church, no need for the law to change. But there is a great need for the church to change its perception on homosexuality. Being gay does not exclude you from Love, or the greater love of all.The church should be more kind and understanding to young people coming out. Christians should behave Christian. I have never been married, probably never will be married. But sometimes I fantasise. The fantasy either takes me up the aisle in my local Church, Christ Church Spitalfields – or on a really big ego inflated day, St. Paul’s. But either way, if there is no chance for a man and man or woman and woman, I guess there is no chance for woman and cat.I will just have to meet Docket in the next world.  TRACEY EMIN 2012 

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  • Dorrit Moussaieff's picture

    Correction

    by Dorrit Moussaieff
    Thursday, February 09, 2012

    A 12-carat battle over two girls' best friend

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  • Lalit Modi's picture

    Correction

    by Lalit Modi
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Its great to be mentioned in the same sentence as Brad Pitt amongst many others... But who is Mazhar Majeed...? I've never met him!!

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  • Simon Murray's picture

    Correction

    by Simon Murray
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    On 10th June 2011 the Daily Mail issued the following correction: "In City Focus on April 27, we reported that Simon Murray was once involved in an incident involving a stolen ferry which resulted in him being held in a Hong Kong jail. We accept that no such incident took place and we apologise to Mr Murray for the distress caused."

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  • Jemima Khan's picture

    Correction

    by Jemima Khan
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    “I have no such super injunction and no such photos do or ever will exist. Francie and Jeremy Clarkson are both friends”

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  • IMG's picture

    Correction

    by IMG
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    IMG has not had any discussions regarding possible representation of Lewis Hamilton. While the company would be very pleased to have Mr. Hamilton as a client, at this time it would be inaccurate to identify IMG as a contender for the assignment.

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  • Kate Moss's picture

    Correction

    by Kate Moss
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Don't try connecting to me on Facebook or follow tweets from Kate Moss, the real Kate Moss doesn't use these social networking sites. I correct all of the imposter profiles pretending to be me and the xx twits tweeting under my name.

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  • Tommy Hilfiger's picture

    Correction

    by Tommy Hilfiger
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    These are untrue rumors. First of all, I only appeared on Oprah once when she invited me on the show to rebuke the rumor. Oprah herself said “This is a big fat lie!!!” (Tommy never said that so people do not believe this terrible rumor this can be viewed on www.tommy.com as well as on YouTube with Oprah making this clear statement). I am from humble beginnings, have worked very hard to build a democratic broad based brand for people of all beliefs and backgrounds. Tommy Hilfiger

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  • Elle Macpherson's picture

    Correction

    by Elle Macpherson
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    This is my official website, all others are fake: www.ellemacpherson.com

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  • Chelsea FC's picture

    Correction

    by Chelsea FC
    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    In reaction to media reports that appeared alleging that Chelsea players attending Salomon Kalou's birthday party spent £120,000 on drinks, the club and the players totally denied the facts and implications of these reports. None of the Chelsea players spent these extravagant sums. Whilst many players attended their team-mate's party, it was in fact hosted and generously paid for by friends of Salomon and even then the sums involved were greatly exaggerated. Chelsea FC

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