Jeremy Clarkson suspended by the BBC

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    Jeremy Clarkson suspended by the BBC
    Posted by Sean on Mar 10, 2015 | 14 Comments

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    I have some breaking news for you all and I’m afraid it is not good – Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC following a heated argument with a producer. The BBC have stated that the 54-year-old presenter had been suspended “pending an investigation”.

    “No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday” it said.

    Jeremy was given what he called his “final warning” last May after footage from the cutting room floor was leaked, dropping what sounded like the n-bomb while reciting a version of a children’s counting rhyme. At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be sacked if he made “one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time”.

    The BBC have released no further details on the current incident involving Jeremy, and said it would not be making any further statements at this time. Jeremy’s representatives have yet to reply to requests for a comment. In a rather worrying sign, Jeremy himself has also remained silent on twitter following the incident.

    Suggestions a punch may have been thrown
    RadioTimes are suggesting that Jeremy Clarkson punched the producer in an incident last week.

    The alleged assault was only reported to the corporation yesterday, and BBC executives took the decision to suspend Clarkson earlier today.
    In a statement the corporation said that this Sunday’s edition of the motoring show had been pulled, but Radio Times understands that the further two remaining episodes of the series have also been postponed until the corporation has concluded its investigation into the events.

    The penultimate episode of the series was due to air on March 22 and has been replaced by a documentary about the Caribbean featuring Simon Reeve, at 8pm, followed by a Louis Theroux documentary.

    The BBC would not confirm the identity of the producer.


    It is worth noting that this claim has not yet been confirmed or denied by the BBC.



    *No other information is available at this time, however I will update this post if any more statements are released.*



    No Top Gear this Sunday
    Sadly yes, Episode 8 of Series 22 will no longer air this Sunday and we’re not sure when Top Gear will be back. The episode was set to feature the boys attending (or trolling?) JapFest 2014 (Europes biggest Japanese car show) by turning up in a selection of European sports cars.

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    Former Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey told BBC Radio 5 live while discussions on the programme sometimes became heated when he worked on the show, “it must have been something fairly serious behind the scenes to warrant his immediate suspension.

    “I can’t think what the hell’s gone on, but there you go. When you’ve got a very strong character who likes things his own way, if somebody stands up to him, there’s going to be a row.”

    TV critic Toby Earle told the BBC he was not surprised at Jeremy’s suspension. “This incident is the one that’s really forced management to take action,” he said.

    “Part of the show’s appeal, to many viewers, has been it’s sort of edginess and the fact that it’s rough around the edges – in some ways takes no prisoners.”

    “But of course there is a very delicate line to tread with that, and it has crossed that line I feel.”

    But the TV Times’ Mary Evans said she did not think it was the end of the road for the presenter: “He is what he is, like him or loathe him.

    “He knows who he is and he knows what he wants to say. Top Gear obviously existed before him, and it wasn’t the phenomenon that it is now. So obviously it has something to do with his personal charisma and his fanbase.

    “I can’t see this will be it for Clarkson, I really can’t. But I think he’s probably slightly overdue a slap on the wrist,” she told the BBC.


    http://www.topgearbox.com/2015/news/jeremy-clarkson-suspended-by-the-bbc/
     
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    Although the story is funny (especially if he punched a guy), it sucks that there's no episode this week. :nocheer:

    This proves again, though, that Clarkson's the real deal. He doesn't give a fuck :jj:
     
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    No fucking way!!! This is fucking BULLSHIT!! Fucking motherfucker!!

    Who is Jeremy Clarkson?
     
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    "This is Kelly Clarkson..."
     
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    Wish I had his job :grad:
     
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    He's a funny guy, who's not afraid to offend. Kinda like Howard once was. Only difference is that the older he gets, the less he gives a shit to offend.

    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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    fire that faggit producer
    no one cares about him
     
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    It's free to sign it.

    Over 100k now, by the way :jj:
     
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    It'll probably hit a million by tomorrow. But if he hit the producer, he's probably fucked.
     
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    FOXXXONE wut?

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    Jeremy is the best ! Love him
     
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    He didn't get fired when he punched Pierson Morgan in the face :dontknow:
     
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    The BBC just pissed off over 300 million people. It is by far their biggest show. It must be pretty bad.
     
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    Yea, but this is in the workplace. If something else happens, the producer could sue the shit out of them.
     
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    Who?
     
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    Poll is at 190k votes.
    I don't think that's gonna happen. People don't get sued as easily outside the US.

    I wish another network would just pick it up and let them do whatever they want. One of the main reasons why Top Gear is so great is the non-PC factor.
     
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