Jeremy Clarkson Is ‘Horrified’ Ppl Were Shocked By His Gross Column & That’s The Fkn Problem

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Jeremy Clarkson has realised he made an oopsie when he told the world he literally dreams of Meghan Markle being punished while she’s naked. But the fact that he’s shocked this revelation was received so poorly is part of the fkn problem.

The Top Gear host took to Twitter to respond to the backlash he faced for his vile column about Markle, in which he said he hates her “on a cellular level”.

“Oh dear. I’ve rather put my foot in it,” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

“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 the future.”

There are two key things to note about this tweet.

The first is that Clarkson never actually said sorry or apologised for his misogyny. Instead, he said he was shocked at the reaction it received, which is what he perceives as the issue here — not his words, but our upset at them. It’s giving “I’m sorry YOU felt that way”.

The fact that he didn’t anticipate the backlash, that he fully believed it was acceptable to publish what he did, is part of the problem here: this normalised, entitled misogyny is what keeps a culture of abuse towards women alive. Especially given Clarkson was called out and still refused to acknowledge the harm of his words, instead dismissing them as just “clumsy”.

Secondly, Clarkson then said he’ll be “more careful” in the future. More careful as in… he’ll make sure that next time he wants to say misogynistic shit, he’ll do so behind closed doors? Yeah, not exactly reassuring.

It’s hard to take such a non-apology in good faith when it refuses to acknowledge the actual issue at hand.

In case you missed it, Jeremy Clarkson published a wildly misogynistic column in UK tabloid The Sun on Sunday, after the release of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s documentary Harry & Meghan.

The couple’s series argues Markle received so much hate because of misogynoir — the specific brand of hatred and contempt Black women face — and Clarkson’s column seems to have proven it right.

Clarkson’s cursed article proudly displayed a shitshow of woman-hating rhetoric that lumped Markle in with actual serial killer Rose West.

“I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level,” Clarkson wrote about Markle.

“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.”

Because apparently being a Black woman in Buckingham Palace is just as offensive as murdering women and children.

Imagine openly admitting you fantasise about a woman being brutalised in public. You couldn’t waterboard that shit out of me.

Clarkson also claimed Prince Harry was a dim but nice guy who was then seduced by Markle with “some vivid bedroom promises to turn him into a warrior of woke”.

Is it weird that Clarkson constantly imagined sexual undertones when he displayed his hatred for Markle? Yes, but it’s not surprising given the fetishisation and over-sexualisation Black women are constantly subjected to by creepy old white men who obsess over them.

It’s also worth noting that in Clarkson’s mind, Harry is a puppet with no mind of his own. Love how men who support their wives immediately are denied their agency by other misogynistic men! I wonder what that says about their own treatment of women!

Like I said, he has proven the documentary and Markle herself right. And it seems those who don’t live up King Charles‘ ass would agree.

Towards the end of the column, Jeremy Clarkson mourned the new generation of young people who will believe Markle’s ~lies~.

He aired his dismay that kids will think *gasp* the royals — who kept slaves, valued blood purity, colonised nations and believe they have a divine right to rule over others — may not actually be nice people?!?!

“One day soon, my generation will all be dead, and we will be replaced by a new bunch who are growing up believing that [King] Charles and [Prince] William and Co are bullies who are waited on hand and foot by slaves, eunuchs and spin doctors,” he wrote.

That’s right. The future is now, old man. Hopefully your misogyny dies with you.