Jeremy Clarkson’s row has intensified over Meghan Markle’s column – stay tuned live

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The row surrounding Jeremy Clarkson’s column about Meghan Markle continued this week, with the former maximum speed The presenter was widely condemned for his remarks.

In his article for the sunwhich was published on Friday (December 16), the 62-year-old wrote that he dreams of the day when Markle will be forced to parade naked across Britain as the crowd chanted “shame” and threw “poo” at her.

Clarkson claimed that “everyone my age thinks the same way”.

the sun He has now removed Clarkson’s comment from his website. The page now reads: “In light of Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet, we have been asked to delete last week’s column.”

A number of celebrities and public figures, including Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, have criticized Clarkson.

Sturgeon said she pities the former Top Gear presenter, calling his lyrics “deeply misogynistic” and “awful and terrible”.

Other critics include Clarkson’s daughter Emily, who has previously spoken out against misogyny and online harassment.

Ipso confirmed on Monday, December 19th that it had received more than 6,000 complaints about the presenter’s column.

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More than 12,000 people have complained about Clarkson’s comments

The Independent Journalistic Standards Organization (Ipso) has received more than 12,000 complaints about Clarkson’s column in the sunwhich have since been removed.

A spokesperson for the media watchdog said: “We will continue with our usual procedures for examining complaints we have received. This will take longer than usual due to the volume of complaints.”

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 05:37


MP John Nicholson says ‘Jeremy Clarkson should not be allowed back on our screens’

The SNP MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, John Nicholson, has slammed Jeremy Clarkson for “vile comments he made about the first minister and the Duchess of Sussex”.

On Monday (19 December), Nicholson posted a photo of a letter of complaint he had written to the chief executive of ITV.

“I don’t think Jeremy Clarkson should be allowed back on our screens,” he added in the caption.

Peony heroineDecember 20, 2022 05:00


A reminder of what Clarkson has said so far

In an opinion article about the sun Posted on Friday (December 16), Clarkson wrote that he hates the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level” and wants people to “throw clumps of poo” at her.

“Everyone my age thinks the same way,” Clarkson added.

After the backlash, Clarkson wrote on Twitter: “Oh dear. I’d rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I clumsily referenced a scene in her game of thrones And this has happened badly with a large number of people. I am terrified because I have caused so much harm and I will be more careful in the future.”

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 04:28


Jeremy Clarkson vows to be ‘more careful’ as Meghan’s column receives 12,000 complaints

Jeremy Clarkson has vowed to be “more careful in the future” after his comments about Meghan Markle and others in a newspaper column prompted more than 12,000 complaints.

Peony heroineDecember 20, 2022 04:00


Queen Camilla is under fire for hosting a luncheon attended by Clarkson and Piers Morgan

Days before Clarkson’s column on Markle, it was reported that Camilla, the Queen Consort, had invited the presenter and Piers Morgan, another outspoken critic of the Sussex family, to a private lunch.

The day after the ceremony, Netflix released the final three episodes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary series about their time in the royal family.

The Independent Contact Buckingham Palace for comment.

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 03:32


Nicola Sturgeon says she “pity” Clarkson

The First Minister of Scotland was among the notables who criticized the former maximum speed hosting.

“I have to say, stepping back, that my overwhelming feelings for men like Jeremy Clarkson are pity,” she told broadcasters on Monday.

“I mean, what makes someone so tainted with hate that they end up writing this stuff?”

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 02:37


Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter has been praised for speaking out against her father

Clarkson’s daughter Emily was quick to point out that she stands “against everything” her father said about the duchess in his column.

“My views have been and always have been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying, and the treatment of women by the media,” she wrote on Instagram Stories.

Royal commentator and author Carol Vorderman tweeted that Emily was “amazing” and added: “FYI Emily has spoken to me many times about how she struggled so badly with online abuse when she was younger.”

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 01:44


Britain is “not a racist country”, said Rishi Sunak, when asked about Jeremy Clarkson’s comments

Rishi Sunak says Britain is “not racist” after Clarkson’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 01:02


Why was Jeremy Clarkson threatened by Meghan Markle? This is the question explored by The IndependentAssignment Editor Harriet Williamson.

She wrote: “It so displeases Clarkson and his ilk – the Piers Morgans and Dan Wootons of the world – that a beautiful, successful, articulate woman not only swallowed a sustained campaign of bullying.” “Instead, I have raised a mirror to British society, and what we see in it is deeply uncomfortable.”

Read Williamson’s full article here.

Tom MurrayDecember 20, 2022 00:24


This is from an appearance by Claire Waxman on BBC News.

Louis SheltonDecember 19, 2022 21:40

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