Jeremy Clarkson's Meghan Markle rant is now the most complained about newspaper article in HISTORY

Jeremy Clarkson's Meghan Markle rant is now the most complained about newspaper article in history
Jeremy Clarkson's Meghan Markle rant is now the most complained about newspaper article in history

Jeremy Clarkson said that he hated Meghan Markle on "a cellular level" in a now removed article

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Jeremy Clarkson’s rant on Meghan Markle has now become the most complained about newspaper article in history.

Ipso said the piece, which was removed from The Sun’s website on Monday at Clarkson’s request, had received more than 17,500 complaints as of 9am on Tuesday.

Jeremy Clarkson’s rant on Meghan Markle has now become the most complained about newspaper article in history.
Jeremy Clarkson’s rant on Meghan Markle has now become the most complained about newspaper article in history.

It surpasses the entire number of complaints the media regulator received in 2021 – 14,355.

The previous most complained-about article was published in the Scottish Sun in August 2020, about the Stonehaven train derailment, which received more than 16,860 complaints.

In the piece published on Friday, Clarkson wrote that he had dreamed of Meghan being paraded through British towns and publicly shamed, adding that “everyone who’s my age thinks the same way”.

The article attracted criticism from high-profile figures, politicians, and his own daughter, Emily Clarkson.

Ipso said the piece, which was removed from The Sun’s website on Monday at Clarkson’s request, had received more than 17,500 complaints as of 9am on Tuesday.
Ipso said the piece, which was removed from The Sun’s website on Monday at Clarkson’s request, had received more than 17,500 complaints as of 9am on Tuesday.

Jeremy Clarkson has since apologised for the comments, tweeting: “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.”

It follows the recent broadcast of Harry and Meghan’s explosive six-part Netflix documentary, in which the couple made allegations of mistreatment by the royal family.

The first three episodes saw Meghan accuse the British media of wanting to “destroy” her and claim “salacious” stories were “planted” in the press.