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Jeremy Clarkson hits out as Michael Palin claims knighthood is OFFENSIVE

The Monty Python star turned travel broadcaster was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George last year.

The insignia – one of the Queen’s highest honours – once featured a picture of a white angel standing on the neck of a black man.

The image, which was changed in 2011, now features a light-skinned devil standing on the neck of a light-skinned man and is a depiction of the Archangel Michael defeating Satan.

But a new petition says the redesign doesn’t go far enough – and wants it to be completely overhauled.

The petition calling for the honour’s overhaul claims the insignia still conjures racist imagery and bears a resemblance to the death of black man George Floyd – who died in May after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

The Cabinet Office told MailOnline that people who received the honour before it was updated in 2011 can exchange it for a newer one.

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