Prince Harry and Meghan Markle responded today to Jeremy Clarkson’s latest apology over his recent column in The Sun in which he said he “hates” the Duchess of Sussex, Deadline reports.
In a tweet via a spokesperson, the couple wrote: “While a new apology has been issued today by Mr. Clarkson, what remains 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.”
This would lead to some changes to the position of Jeremy Clarkson, who as of now, isn’t likely to make any more shows for Prime Video when his current commissioned seasons end.
It’s reported that he will not sign another deal with Amazon Studios. New seasons that have already been commissioned will go ahead but he won’t likely be on Prime Video shows after 2024.
The presenter has recently been under fire for a column he wrote in the The Sun newspaper in which he wrote he “hates” Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. He also referred to a scene from Game of Thrones, in which Cersei Lannister is forced to strip naked and go on a ‘walk of shame,’ suggesting Markle should experience the same humiliation.
He stated: “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.”
An Amazon rep declined to address today’s news and said: “We have no further comment and nothing to add.”
In an apology post, he included: “I therefore wrote to everyone who works with me saying how sorry I was, and then on Christmas morning, I emailed Harry and Meghan in California to apologize too. I was baffled by what they had been saying on TV but the language I used in my column was disgraceful and I was profoundly sorry.”
He claimed he’d sent the article to The Sun in a hurry without sense checking it with another person, and had felt “sick” once he’d read the article and realized its impact. “I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Had I really said that? It’s horrible,” he wrote.
He added: “I’m just not sexist and I abhor violence against women. And yet I seemed to be advocating just that.”