Jeremy Clarkson receives backlash after saying he dreams of Meghan Markle being 'paraded naked through the streets'
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Jeremy Clarkson has received backlash after saying he dreams of Meghan Markle being 'paraded naked through the streets' as people thrown 'lumps of excrement' at her.
Now, it's normally Piers Morgan who makes the headlines for wasting so much of his focus and energy hating on the Duchess of Sussex.
But it appears she lives rent free in Clarkson's head too.
The Top Gear host's hostility towards the royal all came out in a scathing new column for The Sun, in which he said he hated her on a 'cellular level'.
Speaking about Prince Harry, he wrote: "I actually feel rather sorry for him because today he’s just a glove puppet with no more control over what he says or does than Basil Brush.
"Meghan, though, is a different story. I hate her.
"Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level."
But this is just his warm up.
"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," he continued.
He went on to mention the recent Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan, suggesting it should have been named 'A Woman, Talking Bollocks'.
Clarkson then continues his tirade, moaning about the 'damage' he reckons Markle will bring to the royal family.
He wrote: "Because one day soon, my generation will all be dead, and we will be replaced by a new bunch who are growing up believing that Charles and William and Co are bullies who are waited on hand and foot by slaves, eunuchs and spin doctors."
The protection of the royal family's public image has never proved to be difficult but clearly it's something that keeps Clarkson up at night - literally.
Since the column dropped on Friday (16 December), people have taken to social media to slam the journalist - especially for that line.
That includes political commentator and former Labour Party advisor Ayesha Hazarika, who wrote on Twitter: "Many of us this week are reflecting on how misogyny has infected society and why violence against women is at such a frightening level.
"Wonder where these fantasies of hating and wanting to physically punish women come from?"
Writer Omid Scobie, whose work focuses on the British royal family, wrote: "That would be the same Jeremy Clarkson who was at a private Christmas party with Camilla, the Queen Consort earlier this week (alongside guests including a Daily Mail editor and Piers Morgan)."
Psychologist and author Dr Jessica Taylor added: "I am absolutely horrified by this comment about Meghan Markle by Jeremy Clarkson. The hatred. The obsession. The mention of her naked. This proves everything M&H are saying.
"Absolutely jaw-dropping, terrifying misogyny and abuse here from Clarkson."
LADbible has contacted a Jeremy Clarkson rep for comment.
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Topics: Jeremy Clarkson, Meghan Markle, Royal Family, UK News