Richard Hammond responds to backlash after saying he doesn’t understand why gay people come out
Richard Hammond has publicly responded following a fierce backlash to comments he made about gay people coming out.
The Former Top Gear host, 47, came under fire this week after an interview with The Sunday Times in which he questioned why gay people “even feel the need to mention” their sexuality.
Those remarks themselves had been an attempt to defend himself from a controversial joke made during the last season of Amazon Prime motoring show The Grand Tour in which he implied a grown man eating ice cream was ‘gay’.
Now, in a new interview with Newsweek, Hammond has responded to the latest furore, insisting he’s not homophobic while failing to apologise for his poorly-worded comments.
He said: “I entirely reject any criticism of me being anti-gay. That’s just not the case. The very