It seems as though we’ve been inundated with controversy from The Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson this month. We’ve had his cycling argument, his BBC salary, and countless others. But now he’s involved in yet another argument with a Twitter account called Campaign For Socialism.
Moral of the story: If you go to private school you will not be allowed to fail. https://t.co/Yjes5JyNFz
— Campaign for Socialism (@LabourCfS) August 24, 2019
Jeremy’s yearly tradition of reminding teenagers that exams aren’t the be all and end all of life has angered a few Twitterers. The retweet above, though, sparked a reply from Jeremy who was keen to put this account in its place.
Yes. I’m sure that’s true. And if you go to a state school you end up down the pit. Grow up
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) August 24, 2019
Quick to point out the immaturity of the initial tweet, Clarkson replied with, “Yes. I’m sure that’s true. And if you go to a state school you end up down the pit. Grow up.”
It must have helped that the executive producer of Top Gear went to the same public school. It's not what you know it's who you know.
— Dan Bambridge (@danbamb) August 24, 2019
Of course, there will always be people who will put down others’ success, including Dan Bambridge who was trying his best to find find a reason behind Clarkson’s success in the motoring industry.
In fact, Dan is completely wrong in what he’s saying. Clarkson was approached by Jon Bentley, a researcher for the Top Gear of that era. He later became a producer and was more than happy for Jeremy to join the team.
Do you think people should maybe focus on their own lives rather than putting down someone’s life work? We think this might be the way forward.