It's safe to say that many people are divided on the whole 'Harry and Meghan' or Megxit controversy.

However, few have made their feelings known in the way that Jeremy Clarkson has.

The former 'Top Gear' presenter wrote a shocking column in The Sun newspaper on Sunday where he confessed that he 'hated' Markle, "not like I hate Nicola Sturgeon or Rose West. I hate her on a cellular level."

He went on to draw parallels between Markle and 'Game of Thrones' character Cersei Lannister by saying that he lies awake at night "dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain, while the crowds chant 'Shame!' and throw lumps of excrement at her."

The column was deemed 'misogynistic' and 'repulsive' by many social media users, and Clarkson was roundly criticised for his comments - including by his own daughter Emily, who distanced herself from her father.

The UK's Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) received over 12,000 complaints about Clarkson, but many are wondering how the column was deemed acceptable to go to print by an editor in the first place.

Clarkson took to Twitter following the backlash to make a half-hearted apology - but as many have pointed out, he doesn't actually apologise for anything in the tweet, other than his 'clumsy' reference to 'Game of Thrones' that everyone might not have gotten.

"I’m horrified to have caused so much hurt and I shall be more careful in future," he wrote, but did not mention or apologise to Markle.

The column has now been removed, reportedly at Clarkson's request.

Needless to say, his 'apology' has not gone down well and there are calls by some to remove him from his position as columnist at The Sun, and to reprimand the newspaper for allowing what is tantamount to hate speech to be published.

Caroline Flack's mother Christine also rang London radio station LBC to speak out against Clarkson, comparing the treatment of Markle to that of her daughter, who died by suicide in February 2020.