Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/IBTimes


  • There were over 6,000 complaints against Jeremy Clarkson's article, which allegedly promoted hate against Meghan Markle
  • The article has since been removed from The Sun's website Monday after he asked them to unpublish it
  • Clarkson said in a tweet he was referring to a scene in "Game of Thrones" in his article about Markle

Jeremy Clarkson raised eyebrows for allegedly attacking Meghan Markle in one article published in The Sun.

The "Top Gear" host and media personality is under fire for an article he wrote expressing hate against the Duchess of Sussex. Over 6,000 complaints have been made to the press regulator Ipso about the controversial article, the BBC reported. The article was already taken down from The Sun's website Monday with the message: "In light of Jeremy Clarkson's tweet, he has asked us to take last week's column down."

The page also included a screenshot of Clarkson's tweet.

"Oh dear. I've rather put my foot in it. In a column I wrote about Meghan, I made a clumsy reference to a scene in 'Game of Thrones' and this has gone down badly with a great many people. I'm horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future," his tweet read.

Clarkson could be referring to "Game of Thrones" Season 5, episode 10, where Cersei (Lena Headey) was punished with the walk of shame or walk of atonement for committing various crimes, including adultery with her twin brother, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). She stripped naked while walking with the crowd gathering around shouting, "Shame! Shame!" and others throwing excrement at her.

Although the post was already taken down from the website, some netizens were able to grab screenshots of a portion of the article from the printed copies.

"Meghan, though, is a different story. I hate her. Not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level," Clarkson wrote. "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."

One netizen, Vanessa Brown, even started a petition opposing Clarkson's article. The petition has already amassed over 11,000 signatures as of press time.

"Hate speech covers many forms of expressions which advocate, incite, promote or justify hatred, violence and discrimination against a person or group of persons for a variety of reasons," part of the petition read.

Brown claimed in the petition that it poses a grave danger and can lead to violence and conflict when left unaddressed.

"In this sense, hate speech is an extreme form of intolerance which contributes to hate crime," Brown continued. "They have to be held accountable for language like this. I am victim of rape and online abuse, and this was incredibly disturbing."

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on Sept. 5 in Manchester, England. IBTimes/Chris Jackson/Getty Images