Jeremy Clarkson has asked The Sun to remove his latest column which caused absolute chaos on social media over the weekend.
The Grand Tour host wrote about how he “hates [Meghan Markle] on a cellular level” and received a huge amount of backlash for his comments. The presenter was branded by many Twitter users as well as other celebrities as “misogynistic”, “disgusting”, and “vile”.
Clarkson wrote in his column:
“At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her.
“Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.”
Clarkson has since posted to Twitter that he had “put his foot in it” with his comments. He wrote:
“Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.”
Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) December 19, 2022
The Sun have since put up an article with just the headline: “In light of Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet he has asked us to take last week’s column down”. The article only consisted of the former Top Gear hosts latest Twitter post and no story.
Fans have been calling for Clarkson to be fired from ITV as the ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ presenter as well as from The Sun and The Times. No news has been announced on this at the moment and this was before Clarkson commented on Twitter after the weekend drama and requested for his column to be taken down from The Sun.