Jeremy Clarkson has damaged his silence relating to his feedback about ‘hating’ Meghan Markle.
The Grand Tour presenter had stated in his column in The Sun newspaper he ‘hated [Meghan] on a mobile stage’ and that he ‘dreamed’ of her being paraded bare round Britain whereas excrement was thrown at her.
After being extensively condemned for his feedback, together with by his daughter Emily, Clarkson has tried to make clear his remarks on Twitter however stopped wanting apologising to Markle.
The former Top Gear host 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.”
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Clarkson added: “I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future.”
The reference in query is a scene from season 5 of Game of Thrones the place Cersei Lannister is compelled to make a stroll of atonement by way of King’s Landing whereas bare after confessing to adultery.
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His feedback had been swiftly criticised by many together with his daughter Emily, who additionally works as a journalist.
She wrote on Instagram: “I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle.”
Elsewhere in his column, Clarkson additionally expressed his “hatred” for Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Sturgeon responded in an interview with BBC Scotland, saying: “The overwhelming emotion I have for men like Jeremy Clarkson is pity. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be so consumed and distorted by hate of other people, and in his case it appears women in particular, that you end up writing that toxic, vile abuse.”
As properly as fronting The Grand Tour with Richard Hammond and James May, Clarkson additionally hosts Who Wants to be a Millionaire for ITV.
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