Jeremy Clarkson dismantles political correctness as Grand Tour star makes feelings clear on wokeness

Jeremy Clarkson dismantles political correctness as Grand Tour star makes feelings clear on wokeness

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 04/03/2024

- 10:33

Updated: 04/03/2024

- 10:39

The Clarkson's Farm host has pulled no punches on the UK's approach to being PC

Jeremy Clarkson has let rip of today's focus on political correctness after finding himself intrigued by a competition titled the Florida Man Games over in the States.

The Grand Tour host - who recently sparked concern with his appearance at the Bahrain Grand Prix - has opened up on how he doesn't remember all of his adventures while filming, but he does have fond memories of times of "completely pointless festivals of testosterone".

For the best part of two and a half decades, Clarkson along with James May and Richard Hammond have embarked on several worldwide stunts putting countless cars through the wringer in bizarre - and as Clarkson describes "stupid" - challenges.

In his latest column, Clarkson mulled over the possibility of whether the UK would embrace an event like the Florida Man Games in which men compete in a series of dumbed-down tasks.

He also referenced the Force Basque event as another similar annual spectacle in which men compete in various challenges of strength and other rural sports.

Clarkson questioned if the UK could embrace "a day of stupid games with no meaning and no purpose, where everyone has a jolly good laugh and the winner only gets a beret".

Jeremy Clarkson during the "Clarkson's Farm" photocall

Jeremy Clarkson currently stars in Amazon's Clarkson's Farm


And ultimately, he surmised such an exhibition would never get off the ground in the UK and he pointed the blame at wokeness and the never-ending appeasing of political correctness.

Clarkson humorously explained in The Times: "None of it would be allowed. There’d be claims of misogyny and then a woman would turn up saying she identified as a man and wanted to take part in the 'how hard can I be kicked in the testicles' competition.

"And then some kind of health and safety wallah would turn up, threatening legal action if anyone else tried to bite a telegraph pole in half...

"(Then) there’d be accusations of bullying and harassment, and then there’d be claims that making a man swim from the source of the river to the sea was anti-Semitic and, thanks to Thames Water’s sewage policy, unhygienic as well."

After his no-holds-barred assessment, Clarkson said such an approach means that "eventually" the England men's rugby team would be reduced to "a collection of timid, tackle-shy cry-babies".

Meanwhile, those from the Basque region would make a mockery of such a team after they'd "spent their childhoods learning how to knock down houses with their foreheads".

It's not the first time Clarkson has taken a pop at this modern way of thinking, recently taking a dig at former employer, the BBC, for its coverage of climate change.

The swipe came in the most recent The Grand Tour special, Sand Job, when Clarkson pretended to read aloud the latest headlines on BBC News.

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson has ripped apart today's PC landscape


In doing so, he joked: "Climate change, climate change, climate change, floods, climate change."

Clarkson's also hit headlines for his public swipes in late 2023 towards David Attenborough's Planet Earth, again for its focus on climate change.

He's currently on screens as the host of ITV's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

The 63-year-old will also make a return to Amazon for a third season of Amazon Prime Video in May.

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