Belfast Telegraph

Clarkson weighs in on sexism row

Jeremy Clarkson has said the Sky Sports sexism row raised the danger of people being punished for "heresy by thought".

Talking backstage at the National Television Awards about the row which has seen Andy Gray and Richard Keys leave the channel, the Top Gear presenter said: "We've arrived at a stage where you actually can be busted by heresy by thought, which is a terrifying place to live.

"While we try very hard on Top Gear not to be sexist... if a man wants to think that... that's fine. You should be allowed to think what you think."

Clarkson said he did not feel added pressure to include more women on screen.

He said: "We don't feel under pressure. I just think we've got a guest and if it's a man it's a man and if it's a woman it's a woman."


From Belfast Telegraph