Jeremy Clarkson issues apology after distasteful Meghan Markle comments reached 6000 complaints

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62-year-old Jeremy Clarkson has been blasted for saying he dreams of Meghan Markle being ‘paraded naked through the streets’.

He said this in a newspaper column about how he ‘hated’ the Duchess of Sussex.

Following the release of the final set of episodes from the six-part series, Clarkson wrote a column for The Sun on Friday, saying: ‘I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level.

In an apparent reference to the iconic ‘Walk of Shame’ scene in Game of Thrones, the ex-Top Gear host added he wanted to see ‘people throwing lumps of excrement at her’.

Jeremy Clarkson ‘horrified to have caused hurt’ following backlash over Meghan Markle comments

His full statement was: ‘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.

‘Everyone who’s my age thinks the same way.’

Ever since he said this, more than 6,000 people have complained to the press regulator IPSO about it.

Even his ‘poor’ comment has prompted a response from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to defend Britain and insist the nation ‘is not a racist country’ whatsoever.

Feeling the heat of the matter and the rage of the public, the ex-Top Gear has come out to say he is ‘horrified to have caused so much hurt’ and ‘shall be more careful in future’.

Taking to Twitter today, Clarkson said: ‘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.’

With the remark, Sunday, Clarkson’s own daughter, Emily, showed the world she is not on the same page with his father and went on to condemn the former journalist for his column.

Posting on her Instagram page on Sunday, she said she supports those ‘targeted with online hatred’.

‘My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media,’ she wrote.

‘I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle,’ she concluded.

Meanwhile, Clarkson’s apology online appeared to do little or nothing to appease fury on social media, with users continuing to blast him today. 

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