LONDON (Reuters), Jeremy Clarkson, a British television presenter, said Monday that he was “horrified” to have caused so much pain after a column he wrote about Prince Harry’s wife Meghan in the Sun newspaper attracted over 6,000 complaints.
Clarkson wrote about Meghan in his Sunday column. He was a world-famous presenter of Top Gear, a motoring program that gained him worldwide fame. But not like I hate (Scottish Second Minister) Nicola Sturgeon and (serial killer), Rose West. I hate her on the cellular level.
“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!’ Throwing lumps of excrement towards her.”
The Duchess and Duke of Sussex, also known as Harry and Meghan, announced their intention to retire from royal duties in March 2020.
Last week Meghan talked about how the media has influenced her feelings and left her feeling suicidal in a six-part Netflix documentary series.
Clarkson posted a Twitter statement on Monday saying: “Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it. In a column that I wrote about Meghan I made a poor reference to Game of Thrones. It has not gone down well with many people.
“I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future,” added Clarkson, who is known for being outspoken and controversial.
Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in Britain, Britain’s media standards regulator, stated that it had received “more than 6000 complaints about the article in issue”
(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman; Editing by Kylie MacLellan).