Durek Verrett apologizes to Norwegians

Princess Märtha Louise and Shaman Durek.Photo:Princess Märtha Louise and Shaman Durek.Photo: Daryl Henderson / NTB scanpix

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Durek Verrett regrets having “generalized Norwegians”. Earlier in the week he went hard against the Norwegian press after a publisher decided to pull his book.

“I made some mistakes in a post where I said that Norway banned my book. It was a misunderstanding. It was the publisher who stopped my book. So I will regret that,” he said in a live video on Instagram Friday night, according to Dagbladet.

He also apologized for having generalized Norwegians.

“Not everyone in Norway has a problem with me. I do not want people to misunderstand the fact that Norway is a beautiful country, with beautiful people, and of course my girlfriend, who is a princess in Norway. So of course I have a lot of respect and love for the country,” he added 

Cappelen Damm announced Wednesday that it will stop publishing Verrett’s book due to ethical considerations. The book was scheduled to be published in Norwegian by the end of the month. Verrett writes in the book that cancer is “self-inflicted” and a result of people not wanting to live any longer.

Verrett subsequently accused the Norwegian media for being bullies

“I will not let the bullies prevail anymore. Norwegian media, you are bullies. You bully my girlfriend for selling newspapers. It is a pity. You don’t want people to know the truth,”  he said then.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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