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The row surrounding Jeremy Clarkson’s column about Meghan Markle has intensified, with his The Sun newspaper column attracting a record number of complaints.

In his op-ed, published on Friday (16 December) the 62-year-old wrote that he dreamt of the day Markle would be made to parade naked through Britain while the crowd chanted “shame” and threw “excrement” at her.

Clarkson claimed that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.

The Sun has now removed Clarkson’s comment piece from its website. “In light of Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet he has asked us to take last week’s column down,” the page now reads.

More than 60 cross-party MPs have written to The Sun’s editor to demand an apology and “action taken” against Clarkson. The SNP’s shadow culture minister also called for Clarkson to be banned from TV altogether.

Other critics included Clarkson’s own daughter Emily, who has previously spoken out against online misogyny and harassment.

Ipso confirmed on Tuesday 20 December that it had received over 17,500 complaints about the presenter’s column, more than the total it received in 2021.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ‘gifting back’

After Jeremy Clarkson’s controversial op-ed taking aim at Meghan Markle has broken complaint records, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell foundation “organised gifts for more than 30 different reunified and refugee families” at the US and Mexico border over the weekend.

The announcement on Monday (19 December) was made on their foundation’s website, alongside a photo of a pile of gifts.

“This Is About Humanity creates a community of allies and advocates dedicated to raising awareness about separated and reunified families and children at the U.S.-Mexican border,” the message read.

Inga Parkel20 December 2022 14:37


Caroline Flack’s mother condemns Jeremy Clarkson column

One critic of Jeremy Clarkson’s comments is Christine Flack, the mother of the late presenter Caroline Flack.

“I can see even though Meghan and Harry have got all that money… even they said, if they can’t win, how can anyone else win?” she said.

“Someone like Jeremy Clarkson can just say what he wants, but it gets printed, that’s the worst thing.”

Isobel Lewis20 December 2022 14:15


The Independent readers refute Clarkson’s claims

In Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor, The Independent readers have argued against Jeremy Clarkson’s claims “everyone who’s my age” feels the same as him about Meghan Markle.

Isobel Lewis20 December 2022 13:45


Anger mounts over Camilla lunch attended by Jeremy Clarkson and Piers Morgan

The Queen Consort has come under fierce criticism after hosting a lunch reportedly attended by Clarkson and another of Meghan Markle’s most vocal critics, Piers Morgan.

According to reports, Queen Camilla held the glamorous Christmas lunch on Wednesday (14 December), the day before the Netflix documentary Harry and Meghan was released.

On the Friday (16 December), Clarkson published his much-criticised column in The Sun.

Isobel Lewis20 December 2022 13:25


7 of Jeremy Clarkson’s most controversial comments about Meghan Markle

Here are Clarkson’s most controversial comments about Markle, which cover everything from climate change and polar bears to calling Markle a “silly little cable TV actress”.

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 12:45


Nicola Sturgeon says she “pities” Jeremy Clarkson.

Scotland’s First Minister was among the high-profile figures criticising the former Top Gear host.

“I have to say, taking a step back from it, my overwhelming emotion about guys like Jeremy Clarkson is pity,” she told broadcasters on Monday.

“I mean, what is it that makes somebody so distorted by hate that they end up writing these things?”

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 12:15


Jeremy Clarkson’s The Sun newspaper column, in which he said he “hated” Meghan Markle, has become Ipso’s most complained about article, with more than 17,500 complaints.

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 11:46


More than 60 cross-party MPs have written to The Sun’s editor, Victoria Newton, to demand an apology and “action taken” against Jeremy Clarkson.

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 11:37


Jeremy Clarkson responds to outrage over Meghan Markle article

Here’s what Jeremy Clarkson said about the outrage over his article about Meghan Markle.

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 11:07


Author Carol Vorderman criticises Jeremy Clarkson

“NO Jeremy Clarkson. Not on any level, in any circumstance, is it ok to write this stuff about any woman and absolutely NO to ‘everyone who’s my age thinks the same.’ No no no,” Carol Vorderman wrote on Twitter.

“We absolutely do NOT think the same. Listen to the noise Jeremy. The crowds are chanting ‘shame on YOU.’”

Peony Hirwani20 December 2022 10:37

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