Who is Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter and what did she say?
Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter Emily Clarkson has slammed her father’s recent attack on the Duchess of Sussex.
In his column for the Sun, the former Top Gear host unleashed a torrent of contempt for Meghan, admitting he hates her “on a cellular level”.
He added he dreams of “the day when she has to parade naked through the streets of every city in Britain while the crowd goes ‘Shame!’ chanted. and throw clods of excrement at her.”
He also said he despises her more than notorious serial child killer Rose West.
Clarkson’s comments, published in the Sun on Friday December 16 in response to the Harry & Meghan documentary on Netflix, were widely condemned as “abhorrent and disgusting”.
Emily, 28, wrote on her Instagram Stories on Sunday December 18: “My views are and always have been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the media’s treatment of women.
“I want to be very clear that I oppose everything my dad has written about Meghan Markle and I continue to stand up for those who are being targeted with online hate.”
Earlier this week, Emily condemned Mail Online for its coverage of the Duchess, saying: “This publication and many others like it are out to DESTROY this woman.”
Who is Emily Clarkson?
Emily is a 28 year old influencer, presenter, author and columnist.
She presents the Should I delete this? Podcast alongside fellow Body Confidence Alex Light where they discuss everything from eating disorders to online bullying.
The daughter of Jeremy and ex-wife Frances Cain, she has 282,000 followers on Instagram and uses the platform to promote body positivity and feminism. She is particularly well known for exposing the detrimental effect of Instagram filters on women’s mental health.
Emily has also spoken out against the misogyny spread by British tabloids and opened up about her experiences with them.
She also founded Have A Gos (HAGS) – a support group that encourages women to take part in “intimidating sporting events”. The group has organized marathons and fundraisers for organizations like The Eve Appeal — a charity that raises funds and raises awareness of gynecologic cancer research.
Emily has written two books, Dear Pretty Normal Me and Can I Speak to Someone In Charge, both of which focus on issues such as body image and the impact of social media.
She attended Rugby School, a private boarding school in Warwickshire, and her parents separated when she was 16.
Emily is married to London-based publicist Alex Andrew and the couple are expecting their first child together.
What did Emily Clarkson say about her dad’s column?
Jeremy Clarkson’s column was published in the Sun on Friday December 16th. Emily released a statement on Instagram two days later, distancing herself from Clarkson’s opinion.
She told her 280,000 followers: “My views are and have always been clear when it comes to misogyny, bullying and the media’s treatment of women. I want to make it very clear that I oppose everything my dad has written about Meghan Markle and I continue to stand with those who are being targeted with online hate.”