25/01/2016 05:29 GMT | Updated 25/01/2016 05:59 GMT

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

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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.

He added: “I wanted to seek out [the parents] and explain that they were free to live a lunatic life, they must not – and I was going to emphasise this with spittle - be allowed to poison the mind of a child...

“[Children] dream impossible dreams. You don’t actually take them seriously. You don’t take them to a hospital when they’re 10 and say, ‘He wants to be a girl, so can you lop his todger off?’”

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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