Jeremy Clarkson — Britain’s gearheady answer to Donald Trump, minus the billions in net worth, the Oompa-Loompa tan job, and the origami-esque comb-over — has succeeded in making an ass of himself again. And just as he’d planned, we’re giving him exactly what he wants: attention. Sometimes, we hate ourselves:
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire for his offensive remarks aimed at transgender people.
In a newspaper column titled “Transgender issues are driving me nuts” which has since been taken offline, Clarkson wrote that trans people are “only really to be found on the internet or in the seedier bits of Bangkok” and are “nothing more than the punchline in a stag night anecdote.”
Writing in the Sunday Times, he added that parents of transgender children should not “indulge this whim” and that after applying “a bit of make-up,” incarcerated trans women “spend the rest of their lives being a lesbian” living “every man’s dream.”
So, David Bowie is dead, and Clarkson still walks the earth. Figure that one out.