Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jeremy's Slippery Slope

Slippery Slopes

After 21 years in a marriage that weathered rumoured infidelities and plenty of career controversies, Jeremy Clarkson is heading for a second divorce.

In a week in which Clarkson was severely reprimanded by the BBC over alleged racist language, his wife Frances’s decision to seek a divorce will be another dent in the ego, and the bank balance, of the famously bullish Top Gear presenter.

  BUT WAIT! There's more
Top Gear is to be investigated by Ofcom following complaints presenter Jeremy Clarkson used a racist term, it has been announced.

An episode of Top Gear, broadcast on BBC Two on March 16, showed Clarkson using the word "slope", as an Asian man walked over a bridge in Burma.

The scene led to a complaint of ''casual racism'', with Clarkson accused of referring to "people of different races in pejorative terms".
The complaint will now be investigated in full by watchdog Ofcom, which will consider whether the broadcaster breached its codes.

Jezza is, as you know, someone I very much enjoy, and respect.  This is the very sort of crap he rails against on Top Gear, and now it appears they think they've got him.


Anonymous said...

At our house, we don't use such derogatory names. We just call them bug eaters.

Chuck from Tacoma.

Anonymous said...

A friend, married to a Asian gal, labels there all day trips to the big city "Gook Food gathering". He is the least prejudiced man I know....

Anonymous said...

When ya call 'em out...


dang shame, tho.

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