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Shop decides to stop selling The Sun after Huw Edwards allegations

15 Jul 2023 2 minute read
Stop Dewi (Credit: Facebook) / Huw Edwards (Credit: BBC)

A Welsh shop has refused to sell The Sun newspaper, after the paper published allegations against BBC news presenter, Huw Edwards.

Siop Dewi in Penrhyndeudraeth in Gwynedd announced on their Facebook page that they will not be selling the paper due to the allegations against the presenter.

Dewi Lewis, the owner of the shop told the Post Prynhawn programme on BBC Radio Cymru that this was the first time he had made such a decision.

“I’ve been selling newspapers for almost half a century and have never taken a decision like this.

“But after the treatment Huw Edwards has had at the hands of the Sun, I now feel that this is the right thing to do.

He continued: “I feel that they have destroyed Huw’s reputation, and that it’s time to make the decision not to sell this rag any more.”

Mental health

The Sun has now found itself under fire and is facing serious questions over its reporting and ethical standards, after it alleged Edwards paid a 17-year-old for explicit images – only for police to conclude there was no evidence to support this allegation of serious criminal wrongdoing.

After announcing the decision to not sell the newspaper, the shop was inundated with people praising the move, which in turn prompted a further comment from the shop on its Facebook page, which read:

“Thank you very much to everyone who have supported our decision to stop selling the Sun.

“Thinking of Huw Edwards and everyone else suffering from mental health illness.

“Hoping that we listen more to each other, and be kinder to all.

“Let’s all support each other, you are all welcome here.”


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Hogyn y Gogledd
Hogyn y Gogledd
10 months ago

Da iawn, Dewi.

Murdoch’s organ should disappear.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
10 months ago

Excellent news. That rag is a dastardly (and there really is no other word for it, despite its archaicness) tool of one of the worst men that has been spewed onto this poor Earth. It has done nothing but cause division and spread misogyny and sew hatred…. Its recent astonishing behaviour in regard to this matter is not only outright despicable towards all concerned within it, but has also exceeded even its own usual hypocritical editorial attitude, in that this newspaper was only too happy to accept sexual pictures from Samantha Fox (see some excellent words from The Byline Times… Read more »

Gareth
Gareth
10 months ago

This prime example of “gutter press” has long been ruining peoples lives, from the Hillsborough disaster lies that it peddled to the phone hacking scandal millions it has had to pay out. This latest ” dead cat” story has now claimed more victims, while ignoring the real news, in an effort to protect it and the governments interests which are one and the same. Rupert Murdoch should be held to account here, as his media empire in the USA is.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
10 months ago

Da iawn chi!!!

Gwyn Hopkins
Gwyn Hopkins
10 months ago

Aside from its recent concocted and denigrating so-called revelations about Huw Edwards, The Sun enthusiastically competes with the Daily Mail and Daily Express into being the most bigoted and disparaging anti-Wales and anti-Welsh language rag of the London daily tabloids. Newsagents in Wales should seriously consider refusing to sell all three for that reason alone.   

Bethan
Bethan
10 months ago
Reply to  Gwyn Hopkins

Oh yes. The press, more specifically the gutter press is another one of those English oddities that’s notorious around the world that I don’t understand why Wales has to be guilty by association. It’s embarrassing to our reputation not to mention harmful to our society to have these rags circulating in our newsagents. We are rewarding bad conduct. The English media are known for revelling in their lack of integrity but it’s far from normal journalism. It’s not in keeping with Welsh values. Perhaps if other countries like Wales took a stand and stopped normalising and enabling sleazy Fleet Street… Read more »

Blinedig
Blinedig
10 months ago
Reply to  Gwyn Hopkins

and the Telegraph

Stewart Cook
Stewart Cook
10 months ago
Reply to  Gwyn Hopkins

Too bloody right Gwyn. Nobody with a hint of moral fibre should be buying these rags, regardless of where they live!

Liam
Liam
10 months ago

Excellent decision

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
10 months ago

Da iawn Siop Dewi. Ardderchog! Now all we need is every single shop to follow suit and join Liverpool with its’ Hillsborough boycott of the only toilet paper which no self respecting person would wipe theirs with. It should go the same way as the News Of The World.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
10 months ago

Ardderchog Siop Dewi!!

Let’s have more boycotts of that vile, nasty, abhorrent newspaper.

Marc
Marc
10 months ago

Every news agent should have stopped selling the SUN after the despicable and hideous lies told in the reporting of the Hillsborough disaster

Crwtyddol
Crwtyddol
10 months ago

Ardderchog!

John Hammond
John Hammond
10 months ago

Oh, three cheers to Siop Dewi.The Sun is a right scumbag of a newspaper. In the shpere of a mixed media I believe The Sun has almost nothing of value to offer.

Karl
Karl
10 months ago

Given how Mutdochs grubby papers see Cymru as a Leech on England ( we don’t pay tax alligation) . Stupid for anyone with self respect to sell his titles. Everything about this case is weird, fells a Money grab by parents or to pass of their own failures as parents. And a smack at the BBC for Murdoch. Not that I care about the BBC, just like to see real balance.

Bryn Williams
Bryn Williams
10 months ago

Should have done this years ago when the Sun lied about Hillsborough.North Wales Liverpool fans were besmirched then

Andy Williams
10 months ago
Reply to  Bryn Williams

People of Merseyside, haven’t bought that rag for years, time to follow suite

Erisian
Erisian
10 months ago

While I applaud this, it might turn out to be counter-productive, driving readers to even more toxic rags like the Daily Mail.
Perhaps it would be better to stop selling any and all so-called news papers that are more interested in Sales-at-any-Cost than real news.

Dr John Ball
Dr John Ball
10 months ago

Good for you!!

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
10 months ago

Whilst i can see why this newsagent has done this i think we need to be careful as effectively banning a free press because we do not agree with their views is very dangerous and is not something to be done lightly. Would you be happy if a newsagent in Wales who was very pro unionist banned a nationalist leaning paper?

Rob
Rob
10 months ago

The shop is privately owned, they have the right to refuse what they can or cannot sell. If people want to buy The Sun then they can go somewhere else, that is not a free speech issue.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
10 months ago

Hasn’t the Sun newspaper learnt ithe lessons of the past? Obviously not seeing its recent antics regarding Huw Edwards I can recall similar occured in Liverpool when shops stopped stocking the newspaper after an article they released on the 19th of April 1989 blamed Liverpool football fans for the 97 deaths at Hillsborough. Personally, it baffles me why anyone in Wales reads this Murdoch mafia toilet paper when it has a Scottish Sun sister paper but not a Welsh version, choosing to publish an English edition in Wales which rams largely English news & sport down our throats. And when… Read more »

Linda Jones
Linda Jones
10 months ago

Good move, I hope more follow his lead and stop stocking or buying the Sun.

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