Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Netflix Documentary Seriesreleased in december made headlines and became the subject of discussion in many circles. One of their most vocal critics, British TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, has now issued a new and more direct apology for comments he made in a column published in The Sun newspaper in which he said he “hated” Markle.
In a December article that has since been removed from The Sun’s website, Clarkson said he lies awake at night “gritting his teeth and dreaming of the day she [Meghan] forced to parade naked through the streets of every city in Britain while the crowd chants “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her.’
The article immediately received a wide response, including more than 20,000 complaints to the British Independent Press Standards Organization, which aims to hold newspapers and magazines accountable for maintaining certain standards. Clarkson then said yes sorry for his comments “caused so much hurt,” but he didn’t directly apologize for what he said.
In an interview with ITV, Prince Harry said the article was “appalling, hurtful and cruel to my wife”. BBC News reported.
In a new statement shared on Instagram on Monday, Clarkson said he usually has someone read his work before sending it, but he was in a hurry when he was writing an article about the couple and he “just hit send.”
“I am very sorry,” he writes. “All the way from the balls of your feet to the follicles on your head.” He said he initially took the criticism as a “slow hum”, “but then the hum got louder”.
In a statement, Clarkson said he was referring to a scene from Game of Thrones in his description of Markle parading through the streets, but forgot to mention it in the article. He did the same explanation on Twitter after publishing the article: “Oh my god. I rather tucked in. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in Game of Thrones, and it went down very badly with a lot of people. I am horrified to have caused so much pain and will be more careful in the future,” he tweeted.
He said he had been “accused of all sorts of things” in the past but “very rarely was it sexism” and was angry with himself after the fiasco with his column.
“I was devastated, just like everyone else,” he said in a new statement. “My phone went crazy. Very close friends were furious. Even my own daughter took to Instagram to condemn me.” Clarkson’s daughter, Emily, wrote at the time: “I want to make it very clear that I oppose everything my father has written about Meghan Markle.”
The sun published an apology On December 23, writing: “We at The Sun regret the publication of this article and we sincerely regret it.” Still, critics called for Clarkson to be fired — or even charged with a hate crime, according to his statement.
Clarkson said he emailed an apology to Prince Harry and Meghan on Christmas morning. “I said I was embarrassed by what they said on TV, but the language I used in my column was disgraceful and that I was very sorry,” he writes.
In his documentary series, Harry and Meghan The couple said they would step down from their roles in the royal family in 2020, prompted by hostile media outlets that spread rumors and sometimes made racist comments against Markle, who is biracial and the first person of color to join the royal family. and.
The series quickly became Netflix’s most popular documentary.
U Prince Harry’s new book ‘Spare’ released last week, he also called out the British media and said his family had not been supportive as he and Meghan battled the tabloids and particularly the “racially-tinged comments” about his wife.
“They felt it made them look bad.” Harry told Anderson Cooper in an interview for CBS News’ 60 Minutes. “They felt they had no chance or were unable to do that for their partners.”
“What Meghan went through was somewhat similar to what Kate and Camilla went through, in very different circumstances. But then you add the element of race, which the press—the British press jumped on immediately.’
Clarkson starred in the Amazon Prime Video series Clarkson’s Farm, following his attempt at running a farm. Variety reports that Amazon would likely part ways with Clarkson and canceled a virtual press event for the show on Monday.
Clarkson also hosts ITV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the UK Kevin Lygo, ITV’s head of media and entertainment, said there were no plans to replace him as host “at this time”. This is reported by BBC News.