Controversial TV Presenter Jeremy Clarkson has hit back at accusations of homophobia in his regular column for The Sun.
Last week, Will Young called out Jeremy Clarkson and his Amazon series The Grand Tour for a series of homophobic jokes, taking to twitter he blasted the comedians for being “SO uncomfortable with their sexuality that they reference in some lame way a Wrangler Jeep being a gay man’s car.
“It’s f***ing pathetic and actually homophobic.”
In an episode that aired on Sunday, Clarkson and co-host James May make fun of the Jeep Wrangler, saying it’s popular with LGBT+ people - “What is it, lesbian, bacon, transgender?” Clarkson says.
Hammond makes fun of Clarkson driving the car, saying: “I’m proud of you. That’s a hard thing to do and you’ve done it. You’re going to be so much happier… You should have gone the whole hog… maybe some nice chaps, suede but ventilated at the back.
“And that [pink] shirt, you’ve picked up that colour—have you been getting advice?”
They then do a montage while the song “It’s Raining Men” plays.
“Many gay people who’d seen the show said they couldn’t see a problem. None of my leftie friends could either,” Clarkson wrote.
“One even said I should tell (Young) to stop being so gay. I won’t do that though.
“And nor will I suggest, once again, that mobile phones should be fitted with breathalysers to stop people drinking and tweeting.
“Instead, I will apologise to Will for causing him some upset and reassure him that I know I’m not homophobic as I very much enjoy watching lesbians on the internet.”
Clarkson is to stranger to controversy, having been allegedly fired from Top Gear for punching a producer in the face. His time on that show was also frequently marred by homophobic jokes.