Jeremy Clarkson Dismisses Transgender Issues In Latest Newspaper Column, And Creates Twitter Storm

25/01/2016 10:29 | Updated 25 January 2016
  • Daniel Welsh Entertainment Reporter, The Huffington Post UK

Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire for his latest newspaper column, where he addressed the issues faced by transgender people.

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The controversial TV personality dismissed the plight of the trans community in a piece for The Sunday Times, writing: “[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.

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More specifically, he then went on to criticise the parents of transgender children, for “poisoning the minds” of their families, by allowing their children to live their life as their preferred gender.

The column has struck a particular chord with Twitter users, who branded his remarks “offensive” and “transphobic”, with transgender activist Paris Lee among those to share her disgust:

Other Twitter users have followed suit, voicing their counter-viewers on social media, and referring to the column as “hate speech”.

This is far from the first backlash that Jeremy Clarkson has faced, though, with his last few months presenting ‘Top Gear’ being doused in controversy, having faced accusations of racism and homophobia.

It was recently revealed that the ‘Top Gear’ producer he assaulted, leading to his departure from the show, is filing a lawsuit against him for “racial discrimination”.

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