Jeremy Clarkson Calls Greta Thunberg A 'Stupid Idiot'
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has launched another scathing attack on 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.
While he's doing the rounds, promoting new show Amazon Originals show The Grand Tour - he's laid into the young activist a couple of times, and now he's topped it all off by calling her a 'stupid idiot'.
Very mature, Jeremy.
The 59-year-old presenter made the comment when asked by The Independent about how he has mentioned her in his column for The Sun.
With Clarkson's daughter Emily a vocal supporter of Greta, he was asked whether that would change his views on the campaigner, to which he replied: "No. We're never going to agree. She thinks that Greta Thunberg is this deity put on Earth. She's Jesus, basically. Jesus-esque.
"Whereas I think she's a weird Swede with a bad temper. Nothing will be achieved by sailing across the ocean in a diesel-powered yacht, and then lying about the diesel engine."
The boat that Thunberg used was reliant on wind power, with a back up engine for emergency sitations.
He continued: "And did you see she went to Chile for the climate conference which was then moved to Madrid? I literally s*** myself laughing.
"She's an idiot because scientists will solve this, and nobody is going to solve it by running around and going on strike and not going to school, because then you're not in your science lessons, so she's a fool. I know you lot don't think she is, which is fine."
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Earlier this week, Clarkson accused Greta of single-handedly 'killing the car show' and saying that it's her fault that young people 'hate cars'.
He said that the activist's war on climate change has meant that young people are now not keen on cars that use lots of fossil fuels.
He called the 16-year-old girl an 'idiot' for 'saying we're all going to die', adding that making such claims wouldn't help her cause.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "Everyone I know under 25 isn't the slightest bit interested in cars - Greta Thunberg has killed the car show.
"They're taught at school, before they say 'Mummy and Daddy', that cars are evil, and it's in their heads."
However, although he's been a big critic of climate change activism, he has said that he now accepts global warming and climate change are 'definitely a thing'.
He's even taken it on board for his next TV show, which will look at the issue. Welcome to the 21st century, Jez.
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