The supposed snub of Kate Middleton AKA the Duchess of Cambridge reported by the press has been proven to be highly inaccurate.

The initial response from the media was to say that Kate had been snubbed by the Iranian discus silver medallist paralympian who did not shake her hand as she presented him with the silver medal.

This misreporting was later proven to be nothing more than knee-jerk sensationalist headline fishing to arouse fury from the British public at a time when relations between Iran and the rest of the western world are frail.

It turns out that the Duchess of Cambridge had been given prior warning to the presentation that Mehrdad Karam Zadeh would not shake the hand of Kate Middleton because for cultural reasons he felt bound to.

Mehrdad Karam Zadeh did indeed graciously bow as he was presented with the silver medal however moments later the bulk of the mainstream media went into fury over what they perceived as a snub.

But St James's Palace was Adamant that the Duchess had been given prior notification as is common practice when dealing with foreign cultures that may hold variances in social interaction.

Many media sources continued to add fuel to the fire and deviate away from the facts and ethos of the Olympics citing differences between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the rest of the world in what many social commentators have described as war of propaganda and discriminatory /racist journalism.

Kate Middleton by Nick Warner

Kate Middleton by Nick Warner

Image by Nick Warner from Windsor, England [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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