British broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson has called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg "mad, dangerous", adding that she should "go back to school and shut up", a media report said on Thursday (5 December).
Clarkson spoke out against the Swedish eco-warrior while promoting the latest season of motoring series "Grand Tour" on an Australian chat show on Thursday morning, The Daily Mail said in the report.
The broadcaster, who has been an outspoken critic of global warming, admitted that he has had a change of heart after shooting the series in Southeast Asia.
But when asked about Thunberg, the television presenter made it clear that he was still not a fan of the climate change campaigner.
"She's mad and she's dangerous and she's causing young children sleepless nights with her idiocy," he said.
"I think she needs to go back to school and shut up."
Clarkson's comments on Thursday came days after he fired shots at Thunberg during an interview with The Independent newspaper in which he branded her a "stupid idiot".
Clarkson, who regularly calls out the activist on social media and in his column with The Sun, also accused her of being a hypocrite.
However, this was not the first time Clarkson lashed out at Thunberg. He had earlier slammed the teen climate activist when she gave a speech at the United Nations.
Clarkson has called the speech a “full-on adolescent meltdown”. The British TV presenter hit back at the teen activist in a column for a British newspaper on behalf of his generation.
“How dare you sail to America on a carbon fibre yacht that you didn’t build which cost £15 million, that you didn’t earn, and which has a back-up diesel engine that you didn’t mention,” he wrote.
“We gave you mobile phones and laptops and the internet. We created the social media you use every day and we run the banks that pay for it all,” Clarkson said.
“So how dare you stand there and lecture us, you spoilt brat,” he added.
(With inputs from IANS)
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