Jeremy Clarkson Fearful Of Cancel Culture: “I Constantly Edit Myself”
The Grand Tour host, Jeremy Clarkson, has explained that he tries to watch what he says with the “woke army” coming after him.
We are due to see Clarkson in the latest special of The Grand Tour where he travels around Norway with his co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, in a couple of days time. Fans are also eagerly awaiting the release of the second series of Clarkson’s Farm. Although no release date has been announced yet, it is rumoured to be early 2023.
Clarkson has always been blunt with his views but has admitted to “editing himself” when he is out.
Referring to playwright Sir Tom Stoppard’s comments on free speech, Clarkson wrote in his column:
“Sir Tom Stoppard, the playwright, says that cancel culture has eroded free speech.
“He’s right. Today, I constantly edit myself when I’m out and about, fearful I may say something that brings down the wrath of the woke army on my head.”
The former Top Gear host, also wrote in his column for The Sun:
“It’s getting to the point where expressing opinions will become like self-love.
“Something you can only do when no one’s looking.”
Clarkson has mentioned this previously when writing for The Times. He wrote:
“If you are spending nearly a quarter of your waking moments on the internet, it’s inevitable that occasionally you’re going to see something that will get you fired.”
“It’s really scary for people who still eat meat and use petrol and continue to share inappropriate jokes on private WhatsApp groups.
“Because you’re on borrowed time, and soon you’ll get a tap on the shoulder from the HR Stasi.
“I speak often to my friends about this, and all of them are frightened to death.”