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Jeremy Clarkson, 61, is criticized for saying Greta Thunberg, 18, deserves a smacked bottom

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Jeremy Clarkson, 61, is branded ‘creepy’ after saying climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, deserves ‘slapped bottom’ for being an ‘annoying little bucket of ego’ at COP26

  • Jeremy Clarkson, 61, slammed Thunberg, saying he deserves ‘smacked bottom’
  • He went on to describe the young campaigner, 18, as ‘an annoying little bucket of ego’
  • Also called her ‘a plague’ and said she was worse than a ‘Swedish doomgoblin’










Jeremy Clarkson has been criticized online after saying that 18-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg deserves a “beaten bottom.”

The 61-year-old Grand Tour star, who lives in Chadlington, made the comment in a column for The Sunday Times as the Cop26 conference entered its second week – before describing her as an ‘annoying little bucket of ego’.

He wrote: ‘I just don’t understand the Thunberg phenomenon. She has no knowledge of how the world works, no manners and no letters after her name because instead of going to school she has been busy sailing around the world so she can be mardy and insulting to adults.

“What she needs is a slapped bottom.”

However, the comment did not go down well with readers – and many took to social media to express their anger.

Jeremy Clarkson, 61, has been criticized online for saying 18-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg deserves a “beaten bottom.” Pictured, in August 2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the main stage in George Square as part of the Fridays for Future Scotland march during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow on Nov. 5

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the main stage in George Square as part of the Fridays for Future Scotland march during the Cop26 summit in Glasgow on Nov. 5

The comment did not go down well with readers, with one writing: '61-year-old Jeremy Clarkson calling for 18-year-old Greta Thunberg to get her butt slapped deserves a much more WTAF????  answer than it got' (photo)

The comment did not go down well with readers, with one writing: ’61-year-old Jeremy Clarkson calling for 18-year-old Greta Thunberg to get her butt slapped deserves a much more WTAF???? answer than it got’ (photo)

“That Jeremy Clarkson thought it was okay to write that Greta Thunberg needs ‘a kick ass’…I just can’t believe it. What year exactly did I travel back in time to?’

A second wrote: ‘Jeremy Clarkson said Greta Thunberg ‘needs a thick bottom’. Real normal shit.’

A third added: ’61-year-old Jeremy Clarkson calling for 18-year-old Greta Thunberg to get her bum slammed deserves a much more WTAF???? response than it got.

“Middle-aged white men using pillars to berate a young girl who is concerned about the environment is just fucking weird.”

Another who took to social media wrote: 'It's a shame he added that bit as it's actually a very poignant article now spoiled by making him sound like his character' (pictured)

Another who took to social media wrote: ‘It’s a shame he added that bit as it’s actually a very poignant article now spoiled by making him sound like his character’ (pictured)

Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: “It’s a shame he added more, because it’s actually a very poignant article that is now ruined by having to sound like his character.”

Elsewhere, another asked, “What is it about Greta Thunberg that makes all the old men angry and defensive? It’s wonderful to see so many young people in Glasgow caring about this planet.’

The ex-Top Gear presenter then went one step further, labeling her as ‘a plague’, worse than a ‘Swedish doomgoblin’.

He also claimed that Greta telling people what they should do to reduce their impact on the environment was “pointless.”

Instead, the owner of Diddly Squat Farm suggested we go to the countries where people are less aware of the problems.

“You should instead cycle to countries where people may be less aware of what needs to be done,” he wrote.

‘China, for example. I’d like to see that. Greta stands outside Zhongnanhai with her parka and her Glastonbury backpack and her microphone, lecturing the leaders on their policies on coal and trees, and so on.”

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