- Former pop idol star hits out at The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond for making homophobic jokes
- The singer, 42, was ‘shocked’ after the 51-year-old presenter made ‘objectionable jokes’ to a pink Jeep Wrangler in a 2019 Columbia special by Jeremy Clarkson.
- When the Columbia special aired in 2019, Richard denied allegations that he was homophobic, saying: ‘I completely reject any criticism of being anti-gay’
Will Young has lashed out at The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond for making homophobic jokes after watching an episode of the Amazon series.
The 42-year-old singer was left ‘shocked and upset’ after the 51-year-old presenter made ‘objectionable jokes’ when Jeremy Clarkson drove a pink Jeep Wrangler in a 2019 Columbia special.
in an interview with many times, Will said that Jeremy was ‘the smallest of his problems’ and that Hammond was actually ‘the worst’.
Unaffected: Will Young has lashed out at The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond for making homophobic jokes after watching an episode of Amazon series
Will said: ‘Clarkson is the worst. The worst is Richard Hammond… because he says things like “I have a lot of gay friends”.
‘The producers chose to make the main story’ Jeremy Clarkson driving a barber’s car. Basically, Jeremy Clarkson is gay. They made him wear a pink shirt. They spray paint the car pink. He has him playing It’s Raining Men.
‘Clarkson was the least of my problems. It was Richard Hammond and it was the producer. They built the whole thing and it was Amazon that let it out. I was very surprised and very upset.
Speaking: The singer, 42, was left ‘shocked and upset’ after the 51-year-old presenter made ‘objectionable jokes’ when Jeremy Clarkson drove a pink Jeep Wrangler on a 2019 episode.
LGB-Jeep? Episode one was a Columbia special and sees Clarkson brandishing the 4X4 an ‘LGB-Jeep’
Will previously hit out at the episode when it aired on Twitter and was upset after fans ran to defend the presenters and branded them as ‘snowflakes’.
Will told the publication that he found it ‘really annoying’ and wished Hammond and the producers would ‘take responsibility’.
At the time, the singer wrote: ‘1. I love cars that will always be there. 2. I loved going to Top Gear 3. Excited about seeing the new Top Gear and I’m afraid 3 heterosexual men are so uncomfortable with their sexuality that they somehow lame a Wrangler Jeep as a gay man’s car.
‘… and then Clarkson ‘pinch’ of Hammond and May, wearing a pink shirt, should get her some moisturizer. It’s f*** pathetic and really homophobic. And screw them and the show and Amazon (which by the way is an amazing organization I hope to build a relationship with).
conservative? Gormer Pop Idol champion Will said: ‘The producers chose to make the main narrative “Jeremy Clarkson driving a barber’s car”.
‘Wait they’re doing more hysterical things. The pink roof on Clarkson’s Jeep now and they’re sporting “it’s raining men.” It’s so funny I can’t contain myself. I mean being gay is so much fun for those types of straight men @PrimeVideo.
‘And you know what I really like, it’s a decision of the producers. Let’s make a story ‘gay jeep’, how dare you, you are big immature child of men.’
A day later, with no response from Amazon Prime, Will added: ‘No word from @PrimeVideo if @Ofcom indicates. Enough is enough and I’m p***ed and fed up. I want Amazon Prime and the makers of the Grand Tour to meet young LGBT people who want to kill themselves because of shame and laughter and for the generalization of shaming homophobic narratives.
Standing Strong: When the Columbia Special aired in 2019, Richard denies allegations that he was homophobic, saying: ‘I completely reject any criticism of being anti-gay’
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