News BBC suspends 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson...

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    BBC suspends 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson after "fracas" with coworker

    Published March 10, 2015


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    Jeremy Clarkson is pictured second from left in this Top Gear promotional graphic (BBC)


    The BBC has suspended one of its biggest stars, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, after he had what it describes as a "fracas" with a producer.

    As a result of the action, the program, which airs Monday nights on BBC America and has a reported 350 million viewers worldwide, will not be broadcast this week.

    The BBC said that no one else from the show has been suspended, and that it will not be making further remarks at this time.

    Clarkson, who has been at the center of several controversies over the years, was given a so-called final warning last year after a video outtake surfaced in which he appeared to make a racist remark for which he later apologized.

    In 2011, the BBC apologized to Mexico after Clarkson and his co-hosts characterized Mexicans as lazy and oafish.

    In October, Argentina's ambassador to Britain demanded an apology from the BBC after the "Top Gear" crew faced violent protests for allegedly referencing the country's 1982 war with Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands.
     
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    Funny show. A lot of staged material but what isn't nowadays. The American version sucks balls.
     
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    People have skins that are far too thin these days... Suspended for "referencing the falken war"? Wtf? If British humor isn't degrading, it isn't british humor.
     
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    He will be back. Too much money involved
     
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    Knee jerk reaction by the BBC...

    #ClarksonLivesMatter
     
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    Bbc needs him and top gear too bad. He'll be back.
     
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    In 2011, the BBC apologized to Mexico after Clarkson and his co-hosts characterized Mexicans as lazy and oafish.
    :spit:
     
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    His 'slope' crack is my fahhvorite

     
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    jeremy just plays up racial stereotypes, cant believe he really offends anyone

    tbh i dont really care if top gear doesnt come back on, hasnt been that great for a number of years now, way too scripted and focused on (bad) comedy
     
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    Love me some Jeremy Clarkson, I don't give a shit about cars but love the UK Top Gear. But those three together just works.
     
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    Over there, they don't get as hung up on things as we do. Anyone who thought that Archie Bunker was over the top in the early days of his show should take a look at the Alf Garnett character on BBC's "Till Death Do Us Part", the series that they stole from to produce "All In The Family". Unvarnished.
     
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    A great show being systematically undone by this current generation of sandy vaginas.

    And it's about time these nameless BBC execs let their testicles descend. They can see what's been taped for every show beforehand and in every case they have decided to air all of these perceived slights. It's not like Top Gear is a broadcast live. If their standards and practices folks clear the content, then fucking stand behind the decision after the fact. Buncha fucking pussies in the world today.
     
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    Did somebody say BBC??!!

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    Why the fuck does a guy with a 15" neck continually insist on wearing dress shirts with an 18" collar?

    Fucking ponderous, man.
     
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    1. December 2005: The Germans

    During the part of an episode where he was talking about BMW, Clarkson caused controversy when he gave a Nazi salute and commented that one of its cars would have a navigation system that “only goes to Poland” – a clear reference to the Nazi regime and World War II.

    2. April 2007: Malaysia

    He denounced the Perodua Kelisa as “the worst car in the world”. And as if smashing the Kelisa with a sledgehammer, blowing it up and saying that its name resembles a disease, wasn't enough, he went on to say that the car was manufactured “by jungle people who wear leaves as shoes".

    3. October 2007: The anti-smoking movement

    The fact that a high-profile TV show host is a smoker would probably have put him on the anti-smoking campaigners’ black list anyway. He made sure that he would make the list when he lit a Porsche Design pipe during an episode, and thus accused of breaking the law by smoking in the studio.

    4. July 2008: BBC’s governing body

    BBC might have given Clarkson a lot of leeway, but when he appeared drinking gin and tonic while driving a pickup truck as he and James May tried to reach the Magnetic North Pole, it just didn't cut it with the channel’s governing body. As a result, he was censored.

    5. November 2008: Lorry drivers

    Labeling a whole class of professionals as murderers is a guaranteed way to cause trouble. At a segment concerning lorry driving, he described it as follows: “Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day.” The comment was alluding to Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe – and it certainly raised hell.

    6. February 2009: British PM Gordon Brown

    While he didn’t call him a murderer, “a one-eyed Scottish idiot” isn’t exactly the proper kind of wording when you are referring to your country’s Prime Minister or the Scots. He later said that he was only talking about Brown’s appearance.

    7. October 2009: Black Muslim lesbians

    Insulting three different kinds of people using only three words was a feat that could only have been accomplished by the one and only Jeremy Clarkson. It wasn’t on the BBC show, but on the Top Gear magazine, in which he wrote that TV producers are “fixated with having black Muslim lesbians” on their programs to balance out the number of white heterosexual males.

    8. July 2010: Muslims

    Lesbians and colored people didn’t feature on this one, but Islam did. In a discussion with May and Hammond on the issue that provocatively dressed women are the biggest distractions while driving, he said: “Honestly, the burka doesn’t work. I was in a cab in Piccadilly the other day when a woman in a full burka crossing the road in front of me tripped over the pavement, went head over heels and up it came, red G-string and stockings.”

    Since Jeremy is still with us, Iran, Afghagistan, Saudi Arabia et al are apparently not included in the 170 territories where TG is broadcasted.

    9. August 2010: Special needs

    A month later, when he was describing the 430 Speciale, he said that the car was “a simpleton” and Ferrari should have called it “the 430 Speciale needs”. The remark caused a backlash from the National Autistic Society.

    10. February 2011: Mexico

    This time the BBC had to formally apologize to the Mexican ambassador after the Top Gear trio made some comments about Mexicans. Hammond said that their cars were just like the people: “a lazy, feckless, flatulent oaf with a moustache leaning against a fence asleep”.

    Clarkson replied that those comments wouldn’t result in them not being welcome to the country anymore, since “at the Mexican embassy, the ambassador is going to be sitting there with a remote control like this [snores]. They won’t complain, it’s fine.”

    The ambassador wasn’t "snoring", the Mexican government demanded a formal apology, which it got, and viewers said that the comments were derogatory, cruel, xenophobic, discriminatory and racist.

    He's hilarious.
     
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    It's unfortunate, but the slags in the Bar that attacked every new member or Stern Forum member that posted there with "Who is this Faggot" can be thanked for the divided community.
     
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