Economy 21 June 2012 Jimmy Carr apologises for his tax avoidance The comedian "made a terrible error of judgement" Print HTML [View the story "Jimmy Carr apologises for his tax avoidance" on Storify]Jimmy Carr apologises for his tax avoidance The comedian Jimmy Carr was revealed to have been avoiding tax by the Times on Monday. Yesterday afternoon, David Cameron said that what he had done was "morally wrong". This morning, Carr apologised: Storified by Alex Hern · Thu, Jun 21 2012 03:36:11 I appreciate as a comedian, people will expect me to ‘make light’ of this situation, but I’m not going to in this statementJimmy Carr as this is obviously a serious matter.Jimmy Carr I met with a financial advisor and he said to me “Do you want to pay less tax? It’s totally legal.”I said “Yes.”Jimmy Carr I now realise I’ve made a terrible error of judgement.Jimmy Carr Although I’ve been advised the K2 Tax scheme is entirely legal, and has been fully disclosed to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs),Jimmy Carr I’m no longer involved in it and will in future conduct my financial affairs much more responsibly. Apologies to everyone. Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr › Morning Call: pick of the papers Jimmy Carr serves coffee at Starbucks. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Michelle Obama's powerful speech demolishes Donald Trump without even mentioning his name In defence of expertise: it’s time to take the heart out of “passionate” politics Why do the words “soup, swoop, loop de loop” come to mind every time I lift a spoon to my lips?