Jeremy Clarkson slams Meghan Markle
What did Jeremy Clarkson say about Meghan Markle
Jeremy Clarkson, a British presenter, is receiving harsh criticism for a piece he wrote about his loathing for Meghan Markle on The Sun. Thousands of readers, various political personalities, and even his very own daughter have said that he overstepped his boundaries.
Following the publication of Jeremy Clarkson’s article wherein he detailed his hate for ex-royalty Meghan Markle, The Sun newspaper apologised. The former Top Gear host said in the post that he detested the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level,” not “like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West.”
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? host made a reference to a well-known Game of Thrones sequence in another portion of the now-deleted post. He referenced a scene in which Cersei played by Lena Headey was made to perform a naked “Walk of Atonement.”
“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.”
Anybody my age feels the same way about Meghan, Clarkson claimed in his editorial for The Sun.
This article had become the Independent Press Standards Organization’s most-complained-about feature ever.
Jeremy Clarkson Meghan Markle comments backlash
According to the BBC, over 12,000 complaints about Clarkson’s remarks have been made to Ipso, the Independent Press Standards Organization. In contrast, 14,355 complaints in all of 2021 were submitted.
According to Sturgeon, who was also mentioned in the article, Clarkson’s remarks were “downright awful and horrible,” telling The Times: “My overwhelming emotion about guys like Jeremy Clarkson is pity. I mean, what is it that makes somebody so distorted by hate that they end up writing these things? I think that possibly gives an insight into Jeremy Clarkson and the kind of person he is. So maybe he just needs to take a step back from things and just think about life a bit more.”
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, also didn’t shy away from tweeting his opinion.
“As Jeremy Clarkson should well know – words have consequences. The words in his piece are no joke – they’re dangerous and inexcusable. We are in an epidemic of violence against women and girls and men with powerful voices must do better than this.”
Ochil and South Perthshire SNP Member of Parliament John Nicolson, a Scottish journalist, has demanded that Clarkson be removed from the media, “I have consistently defended freedom of the press. However, this has crossed a line.”
Jeremy Clarkson daughter Meghan Markle comments:
Jeremy Clarkson slams Meghan Markle and on Sunday, December 18, Clarkson’s daughter Emily criticised her father’s comments.
“My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying, and the treatment of women by the media,” the host of the podcast posted on Instagram Stories. “I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything that my dad wrote about Meghan Markle and I remain standing in support of those that are targeted with online hatred.”
Jeremy Clarkson Meghan Markle- The Sun apologises:
The statement includes:
In a tweet earlier this week, Jeremy said he had made a “clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones”, which had “gone down badly with a great many people” and he was “horrified to have caused so much hurt.”
He also said he will be more careful in future.
Columnists’ opinions are their own, but as a publisher, we realise that with free expression comes responsibility.
We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we are sincerely sorry.
The article has been removed from our website and archives.
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Jeremy Clarkson comments:
On Monday, December 19, Clarkson posted a message to Twitter in reply to the criticism, claiming that he had “rather put my foot in it.” Furthermore, the speaker added that he was “horrified to have caused so much hurt” and “shall be more careful in future” without using the word “sorry” or “apologise.”
Meghan Markle’s response:
A representative of the author of the Bench, Meghan Markle criticised the statement.
In a response to The Guardian on December 24, the spokesperson said, “The fact that the Sun has not contacted The Duchess of Sussex to apologize shows their intent. This is nothing more than a PR stunt. While the public absolutely deserves the publication’s regrets for their dangerous comments, we wouldn’t be in this situation if The Sun did not continue to profit off of and exploit hate, violence and misogyny. A true apology would be a shift in their coverage and ethical standards for all. Unfortunately, we’re not holding our breath.”
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