Should be a fun Christmas in the Clarkson household
Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily has condemned her dad’s recent comments about Meghan Markle, which have sparked a widespread backlash.
In an op-ed for The Sun published on Friday (16 December), Clarkson wrote that he loathes the Duchess of Sussex “on a cellular level” and wants people to “throw lumps of excrement” at her.
He said: “I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a 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!’ and thrown lumps of excrement at her.”
He finished by claiming that “everyone” who is his age “thinks the same way.”
The comments were condemned by a number of celebrities, including John Bishop, Carol Vorderman and Dom Joly.
Now, Clarkson’s own daughter, Emily, has called out her dad for the comments.
On her Instagram story, the podcast host shared a post she had previously written condemning Harry and Meghan’s treatment by the media.
In a reference to her father’s comments, she said she continues to believe this “on a cellular level.”
She followed this up by saying: “My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the treatment of women by the media.
“I want to make it very clear that I stand against everything my dad wrote about Meghan Markle and I remain standing in support of those that are targeted with online hatred.”
Markle and her husband Prince Harry are currently the focus of a lot of attention after the release of their new Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan.
Both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have so far remained silent over a number of allegations made by the couple in the six-part series.
This includes claims from Harry that his brother Prince William left him ‘terrified’ after he shouted at him during the Sandringham summit in January 2020, when Harry, William, Charles and the late Queen met at the Norfolk estate to thrash out the term of Harry and Meghan’s exit deal from the family.
Harry also alleged that Kensington Palace “lied to protect my brother” when it issued a statement denying a story William had bullied him out of the royal family.
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