Jeremy Clarkson has been no stranger to calling people out if there’s something he doesn’t like. And he’s certainly never shied away from calling out Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 champion and fashion enthusiast.
During the Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis arrived wearing an all-blue outfit including a kilt by Burberry. He posted a photo of it to his Instagram account at the time.
Since then, fans have reacted positively about his outfit for the most part, with the following comments being posted to his social sites:
“Don’t miss the detail in the shoes. It matches the top,” one says.
“Go Sir Lewis, a masterclass in cultural fluency, this is what it means in practice. This is what respect for others mean in practice!” another adds.
“Looking good, champ,” wrote another.
Jeremy was quick to disagree in a column for The Sun:
“According to a report in yesterday’s Sun, the unusual outfit Lewis Hamilton wore as he arrived in Turkey, for this weekend’s Grand Prix ‘split opinion’,” he wrote.
“Hmmm. That would suggest there are some people out there who liked it.
“And I’m not sure there are.”
Lewis responded to the backlash, saying that “anyone can wear whatever they want.”
He admitted that it was a bold choice:
“It’s quite daring. I really like what Burberry is doing, and I just love the outfit.
“I go through all these different images online and find things that I like.
“I did a shoot with GQ a couple years ago with a kilt, and it was one that we specially made with Tommy Hilfiger, which was again just gender-neutral.
“Anyone can wear whatever they want.
“There will be people that don’t understand it, but that’s OK.
“Hopefully they’ll eventually go through the opening of their mind phase and let people be who they want to be.”