Jeremy Clarkson blasts woke youngsters as he admits to censoring himself while filming: 'Better not to say anything'

Jeremy Clarkson blasts woke youngsters as he admits to censoring himself while filming: 'Better not to say anything'

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 18/12/2023

- 12:25

Updated: 06/02/2024

- 12:39

The TV presenter-turned-budding farmer isn't impressed with today's politically correct minefield

Jeremy Clarkson has taken aim at the millennials and Gen Z population who have weaponised political correctness and woke attitudes in the workplace.

The former Top Gear and Grand Tour presenter is currently preparing for the third and fourth seasons of Clarkson's Farm on Diddly Squat, regularly filming with young farmer Kaleb Cooper and several members of the Amazon filming crew.

However, noting how much attitudes have changed in the workplace since he began as a young journalist at the Rotherham Advertiser in the 1980s, Clarkson isn't impressed with the younger generation's unrealistic approach to life.

In a new column, Clarkson - who's recently endured another spat with the local council - shared his views on why an idealistic approach to the world's problems isn't beneficial.

He aptly named his column: "The young ones want a world without greed. No thanks."

Delving into his own approach to parenting and imparting wisdom on generations younger than him, Clarkson began by revealing he's often told his children that the "most important thing" in life is to make people laugh.

Alan with Jeremy Clarkson and Lisa Hogan

Jeremy Clarkson and Lisa Hogan continue to film at Diddly Squat


"But in the new world, where giving offence is not allowed, it’s not easy at all," Clarkson penned.

"Flippant morning exchanges with the security guy at your office. Risqué exchanges on WhatsApp. Bons mots with the girl at the coffee shop.

"The little things that once brought a momentary flutter of levity into your life. Not possible, I’m afraid, as a man can’t walk into a pub anymore. Because he may not be a man."

Explaining how he's had to adapt to this new bizarre way of tip-toeing around new social situations, Clarkson admitted he's had to alter his own behaviour during filming.

He wrote in The Times piece: "While out filming the other day, I drew breath to say something funny — but then I looked around at all the young people and thought, 'Better not.'

"I couldn’t see that my joke was offensive, but it might be to someone else. That’s enough of a reason to put the brakes on.

"Better not to say anything at all."

He went on to ridicule how "one incorrect pronoun, or one opinion expressed while using your hands in a manly way, and you’re in for a day of HR indoctrination followed by some LinkedIn blackballing".

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson admitted to saying 'nothing' at the risk of offending young colleagues


It's not the first time of late Clarkson has risked the wrath of the woke by expressing his thoughts on social issues.

He came under fire from eco activists and Chris Packham for criticising David Attenborough's new series Planet Earth III.

Clarkson also unleashed savage takes on the BBC's newfound politically correct approach to its content in his new book which documents life on the farm.

Fans will be able to catch Clarkson and the rest of the Diddly Squat "family" when the third season - which wrapped filming in October - drops on Amazon Prime Video next year.

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