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Jeremy Clarkson says Greta Thunberg is an 'idiot' who has killed the car show

Former presenter of the BBC show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson watches the games at the Aegon tennis championships at the Queens Club in London. Source: EPA

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying she's to blame for children no longer being interested in cars.

Jeremy Clarkson has lashed out at climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying she’s part of the reason young people hate cars.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Mr Clarkson complains that many young people are no longer interested in shows like his due to climate change fears.

“They’re taught at school, before they say ‘Mummy and Daddy’, that cars are evil, and it’s in their heads,” he told The Sun.

Ms Thunberg, 16, is a leading voice in the fight against climate change.

29 March 2019, Berlin: The environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates together with students in the climate demonstration.
29 March 2019, Berlin: The environmental activist Greta Thunberg participates together with students in the climate demonstration.
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While Mr Clarkson admits that climate change is an issue, he told The Sun that Ms Thunberg’s approach to the matter is all wrong.

“She’s an idiot. Going round saying we’re all going to die, that’s not going to solve anything, my dear,” he said.

Mr Clarkson has previously attacked Ms Thunberg in an op-ed article published by The Sun, where he described her as having an adolescent melt-down and told her to calm down. 

“So be a good girl, shut up and let them get on with it. And no. You cannot stay out past 10. And you cannot go out in a skirt that short," he said.

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