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James May responds to Jeremy Clarkson's 'creepy' controversial Meghan Markle column

James May responds to Jeremy Clarkson's 'creepy' controversial Meghan Markle column

He's given his opinion following the backlash

James May has shared his opinion on the ‘creepy’ article his Grand Tour co-host Jeremy Clarkson wrote about Meghan Markle.

Clarkson was condemned after writing an article in the Sun in which he said he ‘hated’ the Duchess of Sussex on a ‘cellular level’ and that he dreams ‘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'.

He also insisted ‘everyone who’s my age thinks the same way’.

Following the massive backlash after the article’s publication, the article was removed from the Sun’s website - at Clarkson’s request - and he issued a public apology.

He also claimed to have sent a private email directly to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

In his apology, Clarkson said the piece he wrote was ‘disgraceful’ and that he was ‘profoundly sorry’.

The furore from the article has left a question mark over his future with Amazon, where he currently hosts The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm.

And in a recent interview on Radio 4, his Grand Tour co-host May has shared his views on the whole situation.

Jeremy Clarkson’s Grand Tour co-host James May has shared his views.
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May revealed he hadn’t actually read the article because he’d been ‘away’ but said: "Well I think he did say something like: 'All people my age think the same way.'

“Well I’d like to go on record and say I don’t, and I’m only a few years younger than him.

"I wouldn’t have written that.

"I think it sounds a little bit too creepy but I’m also very much in favour of free speech and allowing the 'haters to hate' so we can see what they have to say."

Earlier this month, Prince Harry branded the article ‘horrific, hurtful and cruel’ during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby.

The couple have also claimed that the email Clarkson sent was addressed only to Harry.

Clarkson issued a lengthy apology following the backlash.
Erik Pendzich / Alamy Stock Photo

In a statement, the couple said: "On December 25, 2022, Mr. Clarkson wrote solely to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.

"The contents of his correspondence were marked Private and Confidential.

"While a new public apology has been issued today by Mr. Clarkson, what remained to be addressed is his long standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories, and misogyny.

"Unless each of his other pieces were also written ‘in a hurry’, as he states, it is clear that this is not an isolated incident shared in haste, but rather a series of articles shared in hate."

Featured Image Credit: @jamesmaybloke/Instagram/Amazon

Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, The Grand Tour, Meghan Markle