A record 25,000 complaints had since been received by Britain’s press regulator Sun Column published while more than 60 UK MPs from all political persuasions had written to Clarkson’s employers, including ITV where he hosts who wants to be a millionairecalls for an apology and “action taken”.
In his lengthy Instagram post on Monday, he said he usually reads what he’s written before submitting his copy, but he was home alone that day and in a hurry.
“When I was done, I just hit send. And then, when the column showed up the next day, the landmine exploded.” He said he picked up a copy of it The sun and quickly realized that he had “completely screwed it up”.
“I knew immediately what had happened. I was thinking of a scene in Game of Thronesbut I forgot to mention that,” he said.
“So it looked like I was actually calling for despicable violence to be rained down on Meghan’s head. I was very angry with myself because of all these controversial days top gearwhen I was accused of all sorts of things, it was very rarely sexism.
In a recent interview with ITV, Harry slammed Clarkson and the royal family for not speaking out on the matter at the time. In December, it was reported that Clarkson, along with another vocal critic of Harry and Meghan, British journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan, had dined with Camilla, the Queen Consort, at a Christmas dinner alongside a handful of other handpicked celebrity friends.
Morgan, a bitter rival of Clarkson who once hit him on the head three times during a long-running feud, lost his job on ITV’s breakfast television show in 2021 after casting doubt on Meghan’s claims of racism within the royal family.
Clarkson added he “tried to explain himself” but there were “calls for me to be fired and charged with hate crimes.”
He often said when a well-known person was asked to apologize for something, it was “never enough for the people who asked for it in the first place,” but he hoped he could “buck the trend.”
He also admitted that his own daughter, Emily, had been among his critics.
In a statement, a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said Clarkson addressed his correspondence exclusively to Harry.
“While Mr. Clarkson issued a new public apology today, his longstanding pattern of writing articles promoting hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories and misogyny remains to be addressed,” the spokesman said.
“Unless every one of his other articles was also written ‘in a hurry,’ as he says, it is clear that this is not an isolated incident to be shared in haste, but rather a series of articles to be shared in hatred,” they added.
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