Unless you’ve been offline for the past week, you’ve probably seen or heard the rumors surrounding the controversial Jeremy Clarkson. After making several statements in The Sun about Meghan Markle, Amazon would have decided to cut ties with the motor journalist and, therefore, put an end to the two popular programs that Clarkson’s Farm and The Grand Tour broadcast after 2024. Something that now it has created waves on the net and upset a large number of viewers.
The effect can be seen not only on Twitter, where #IStandWithJeremyClarkson has been trending and subscribers have begun canceling their Amazon Prime accounts en masse in response to Clarkson’s alleged firing by the company. Some of the comments that could be read on the net were:
“So Amazon fired Jeremy Clarkson. Well, I just canceled my Amazon Prime account.
“And thanks to this I already have Amazon Prime cancelled. #IStandWithJeremyClarkson.”
“I see that Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by Amazon for his comments on Meghan Markle. I don’t really have a strong opinion on this, nor am I a big fan of Jeremy Clarkson. However, I do care about freedom of expression.”
“I have canceled my Prime subscription after 3 years.”
Clarkson himself He apologized after his comments and wrote the following on his Instagram account:
“One of the strange things that I have noticed in recent times is that every time a deputy or a well-known person is asked to apologize for something, no matter how heartfelt or deep that apology may be, it is never enough to the people who asked for it in the first place.
“So I’m going to try to buck the trend this morning with an apology for the things I said in a Sun column recently about Meghan Markle. I’m truly sorry.
“From head to toe. This is me raising my hands. It is a ‘mea culpa’ announced to the four winds.”
It’s unclear if this apology has had any effect, and Amazon itself has chosen not to make any official statement on the controversy (yet). But according to Variety, Clarkson’s Farm will air through the third season, with the remaining special episodes of The Grand Tour also airing as scheduled. But beyond 2024, any collaboration between Clarkson and Amazon will cease, unless plans change.