Jeremy Clarkson Under Fire For Transphobic Comments In Column | TV News
Jeremy Clarkson seems to have an ear for the controversial, the TV personality once again the eye of a twitter storm – this time over the issues faced by transgender people. Clarkson has come under fire for his latest newspaper column in the Sunday Times, where he dismissed the plights of the community.
He wrote, “[The media] have decided that we must now all turn our attention to the plight of people who want to change their name from Stan to Loretta“. He added, “as far as I was concerned, men who want to be women were only really to be found on the internet or in the seedier bits of Bangkok. They were called ladyboys, and in my mind they were nothing more than the punchline in a stag night anecdote“.
Twitter users branded his remarks as “offensive” and “Transphobic“. Transgender activist Paris Lee was amongst those who vented their fury at him on the site, some users referring to the column as “hate speech“.
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