Jeremy Clarkson, as charming as ever, has criticised a report calling for gender-neutral toilets in Parliament.
His criticism was not particularly nuanced, as he said: ““you might as well install urinals suitable for Klingons”.
The report in question was commissioned by Commons Speaker John Bercow, and recommended that Parliament get gender-neutral toilets “to plan for a future sex/gender parity and diverse Parliament”.
Clarkson chose an appropriate platform for his transphobic comments: a column in the Sun. In it, he wrote: “This is seen as part of an ongoing struggle to fight sexism and prejudice. Hmmm. More like part of an ongoing struggle for our leaders to completely detach themselves from reality.”
“First of all, there are no transgender MPs that I’m aware of. So why use taxpayers’ money to provide a facility that isn’t necessary? You might as well install urinals suitable for Klingons.”
He then took aim at transgender infertility: “It’s all very well fighting for a man’s right to have babies. But where’s the fetus going to gestate? In a box?”
This is far from the first time that Clarkson has been anti-trans, you may recall his column earlier in the year that claimed transgender people’s minds had been “poisoned” by their “lunatic” parents.
He was also “awarded” the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Award in 2007 for comments he made on Top Gear. Keep it classy, Jeremy.