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British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson, known for making controversial comments, caused controversy last weekend after publishing a column in which he spoke about his “hate” for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
The column, published by the British newspaper The Sun, was described as “misogynistic”, “racist” and even “disgusting” by the British public and his colleagues in other media.
In it, Clarkson assured that he “hated with every cell” Prince Harry’s wife, and as if this were not enough, he added a reference to the “Game of Thrones” series in which he stated that he would like Archie’s mother and Lilibet was beaten in public.
“That she paraded naked through the streets of every town in Britain, while the crowds yelled ‘Shame!’ and they throw loads of excrement at it,” Clarkson wrote in her caption.
Almost immediately, the regulating body for the press in the United Kingdom, IPSO, began to receive thousands of complaints, which totaled more than 17,500 as of Tuesday, the highest number of complaints that the body has received in its entirety. story, as published by the British media.
The rejection was not only from the public
More than 60 British MPs also condemned the content of the column and wrote a letter calling for action against the presenter.
LBC radio host James O’Brien called Clarkson’s words “utterly disgusting”, while journalist Leona O’Neill said that “vile comments like this are never okay, they are not black humor or jokes”.
“They are sick and disgusting and should never have been printed in a newspaper,” O’Neill wrote on Twitter.
There is no public apology
Due to the complaints that became evident throughout the United Kingdom, the British newspaper The Sun was forced to remove the column from its website, assuring that it was Jeremy Clarkson himself who asked them to do so due to the controversy generated by his text.
However, so far, the presenter has not offered a public apology for the way he addressed the Duchess of Sussex. Neither Prince Harry nor Meghan have spoken about it.