ITV and Amazon are under pressure to fire Jeremy Clarkson after he wrote in a piece that he fantasizes about Meghan Markle being “paraded naked through the streets.”
The 62-year-old former host of Top Gear has received a massive response for the article he published on Friday, in which he stated he despises the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level” and feels “terrible” for Prince Harry, who is “dominated” by his wife.
And in an apparent reference to the iconic “Walk of Shame” sequence from Game of Thrones, he stated that he desired to see “people hurling feces at her.”
The piece has been criticized by prominent figures, dozens of legislators, and even his daughter Emily.
There are calls for Jeremy Clarkson to be fired from his position as host of ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
The 62-year-old host of The Grand Tour said he despises the Duchess of Sussex ‘on a cellular level’ and feels’sorry’ for Prince Harry, who is ‘dominated’ by his wife.
Clarkson also hosts Amazon Prime’s Grand Tour and has his own show on the streaming service, Clarkson’s Farm.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has received more than 17,500 complaints about the column, making it the article with the most complaints.
Later, Clarkson stated that he is “horrified to have caused so much harm” and that he “will be more cautious in the future.”
However, he is now facing calls for his dismissal from his position as host of ITV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Clarkson also co-hosts Amazon’s The Grand Tour with Richard Hammond and James May, and has his own show on the streaming site called Clarkson’s Farm.
The SNP representative John Nicolson has written to the ITV management in response to the “grotesque insults.”
In the letter, which was uploaded on Twitter, Mr. Nicolson stated that Clarkson’s essay ‘stepped the line’ and asked that the broadcaster fire him.
Following terrible remarks made regarding the First Minister and the Duchess of Sussex, Jeremy Clarkson should not be permitted to return to our televisions, he stated. I have written to ITV’s top executive.
Clarkson responded to the reaction by tweeting, ‘Oh dear. I’ve rather stepped in it. In a column I wrote on Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a Game of Thrones scenario, which has been met with widespread disapproval.
“I am appalled to have caused so much pain, and I will be more cautious in the future.”
Ipso reported that the article, which was pulled from The Sun’s website on Monday at Clarkson’s request, had received over 17,500 complaints as of Tuesday at 9 a.m.
A statement stated, “We will review the reported concerns using our standard procedures.” Due to the high volume of complaints, this will take longer than usual.
Clarkson has been criticized for expressing a desire to see Meghan Markle “paraded naked through the streets.”
In an apparent reference to the iconic Walk of Shame sequence from Game of Thrones, the ex-Top Gear host stated that he would want to see “people hurling feces at her.”
Clarkson stated, “I despise her.” Not in the same way that I dislike Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I despise her on a molecular level. Rose West, serial killer, is pictured.
The number of complaints would be subject to change, it was added. In addition, the figure exceeded the total number of complaints received by the media authority in 2021, which was 14,355.
Carol Vorderman said that Clarkson’s piece “did not merely cross the line; it demolished it.”
The former host of Countdown, who was among the first prominent personalities to openly criticize Clarkson online, stated that his words ‘normalized bigotry’
In her own newspaper editorial published on Tuesday in The Daily Express, Vorderman stated that Clarkson’s remarks were unacceptable “on any level.”
“After watching the Netflix series about Harry and Meghan, I had heard more than enough commentary about every minor detail.
‘But Jeremy Clarkson’s opinion, that the duchess should be paraded naked and have feces thrown at her, not only crossed the line; it demolished it.
Under no circumstances is it acceptable to write such things about women. It is time for everyone to denounce the violent hatred of any woman.
Clarkson’s statements normalize hatred, regardless of how we feel about the relationship — and I’m not especially interested in this topic.
The column was published one day after Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary series, Harry & Meghan, concluded.
The six-part series on the streaming giant focused on their experiences leading up to their choice to renounce their royal obligations and begin a new life in the United States.
In the first three episodes, Meghan accused the British media of seeking to “destroy” her and of “planting” sensational articles.
Rishi Sunak was asked about Mr. Clarkson’s remarks and felt compelled to defend the United Kingdom, stressing that it is “not a racist country.” On Monday, the Prime Minister is shown in Riga, Latvia.
Clarkson later wrote, “I despise her.” Not in the same way that I dislike Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I despise her at the cellular level.
“At night, I can’t sleep because I lie there clenching my teeth and daydreaming about the day when she would be forced to march nude through the streets of every British town while the crowds cry “Shame!” and throw feces at her.
Everyone my age believes the same thing.
Today, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak issued a comment in response to the consequences from Clarkson’s fiery remarks.
In response to a question about the article, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that “language counts.”
During an event in Riga, Latvia, Mr. Sunak remarked, “I mean, what causes someone to get so twisted by hatred that they end up writing these things?”
I believe that this reveals something about Jeremy Clarkson and his personality.
Therefore, he may simply need to take a step back and reflect on life a bit more.
Emily Clarkson, the former journalist’s daughter, joined those who condemned the former journalist’s essay on Sunday.
Sunday on Instagram, she expressed her solidarity for people “targeted by online hostility.”
She wrote, “My opinions on misogyny, bullying, and the media’s treatment of women are and have always been clear.”
I wish to make it abundantly clear that I disagree with everything my father wrote about Meghan Markle.
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