Earlier this month, Clarkson apologised for saying he “hated” Markle in his column in The Solar and remarking that dreamt of her being paraded via the streets of Britain bare whereas being pelted with excrement.
Could refused to defend his colleague and longtime buddy throughout an interview with the BBC’s Today programme.
Requested in regards to the column, Could mentioned: “Nicely I believe he [Clarkson] did say one thing like: ‘All folks my age assume the identical manner’. Nicely I would wish to go on document and say I do not, and I am just a few years youthful than him.”
Can also mentioned: “I would not have written that.”
The broadcaster added: “I believe it sounds just a little bit too creepy however I am additionally very a lot in favour of free speech and permitting the ‘haters to hate’ so we are able to see what they should say.”
Clarkson’s authentic column acquired over 20,000 complaints and was later faraway from the web by The Solar. The previous Top Gear presenter was additionally criticised by his daughter Emily for his writing.
In an apology posted to his Instagram, Clarkson mentioned he had emailed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ask for forgiveness for the column.
He wrote: “So I will try to buck the pattern this morning with an apology for the issues I mentioned in a Solar column lately about Meghan Markle. I actually am sorry. All the way in which from the balls of my toes to the follicles on my head. That is me placing my arms up. Its a mea culpa with bells on.”
Clarkson additionally mentioned his employers – Amazon and ITV – have been “incandescant” at his remarks and Selection have reported that Amazon will now not be commissioning exhibits that characteristic the present host of Who Desires to be a Millionaire.
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