Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have responded to Jeremy Clarkson’s latest apology over the presenter’s controversial opinion piece. Clarkson said earlier today he emailed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to apologize for his controversial column. In it he wrote that he “hated” the former Suits actress “on a cellular level” and wanted to see her “paraded naked through the streets”.
Clarkson described his language as “disgraceful” and said he felt “profoundly sorry”, but the Duke and Duchess said he did not address “his long-standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories and misogyny”.
The Sun later apologized and said it regretted the publication of the column, which last week surpassed more than 25,000 Ipso complaints.
Harry branded the article about his wife “horrific, hurtful and cruel” during an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby to discuss his autobiography Spare, adding what Clarkson had written would encourage people around the world to believe it is an acceptable way to treat women.
In a lengthy statement on his verified Instagram account, the Grand Tour presenter said: “One of the strange things I’ve noticed in recent times is that whenever an MP or a well-known person is asked to apologize for something, no matter how heartfelt or profound that apology may be, it’s never enough for the people who called for it in the first place.”