Popular British journalist Jeremy Clarkson sent an e-mail to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan apologizing for the column he published for The Sun. In the text, which appeared a day after the premiere of the second part of the documentary “Harry & Meghan”, Clarkson wrote that he hates Meghan and would like to see people throw excrement at her.
The famous British journalist Jeremy Clarkson admitted on Monday that he sent an e-mail to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan apologizing for a column in “The Sun” received with great indignation in the UK.
As he explained in a long statement, he usually reads what he wrote to someone else before sending it, but on that fateful day he was home alone and in a hurry so when he was done he just sent the text and when he read it in the paper the next day he couldn’t believe it that he wrote something like this.
“So I wrote to everyone who works with me saying how sorry I was and then on Christmas morning I emailed Harry and Meghan in California to apologize to them as well. what they said on TV, but that the language I used in my article was disgraceful and that I deeply apologize,” Clarkson wrote.
The former Top Gear presenter apologized once for a column published in The Sun on December 16, but he did not address Harry and Meghan directly at the time, other than saying that his “awkward reference to a scene in ‘ Game of Thrones has been poorly received by many people” and that “he is horrified that he has caused so much harm and will be more careful in the future.”
However, their spokesman said Harry and Meghan did not accept the apology, as they previously rejected those offered by The Sun. “On December 25, 2022, Mr Clarkson wrote exclusively to the Duke of Sussex Harry. The content of his correspondence has been marked as private and confidential. While a new public apology was posted today by Mr Clarkson, what remains to be resolved is his long-standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories and misogyny.
Clarkson criticized for column about Meghan Markle
In the column, which appeared a day after the premiere of the second part of the Netflix documentary series “Harry & Meghan”, Clarkson wrote that he hates Meghan, but in a different way than he hates Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. (Sturgeon is the head of government Scotland, who is striving for the country’s independence, and West – a serial killer who, along with her husband, killed 12 girls in 20 years). As he explained, he hates it “on a cellular level”.
“I can’t sleep at night because I lay there grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she’s forced to parade naked through the streets of every UK city while the crowds chant ‘Shame!’ and throw lumps of excrement at her,” he described.
“Everyone my age thinks the same. But what makes me despair is that younger people, especially girls, think she’s pretty cool. They think she was a prisoner of Buckingham Palace, forced to talking only about embroidery and kittens,” he added.
After the column, IPSO, the British regulator of press standards, received over 25,000 comments. complaints, which is a record in the history of this office.
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