It’s been reported that Clarkson, and his family business sold golliwogs, and is reportedly really majestic of the fact, and he as well has zero consciousness as to how entirely unsavoury this could be for a great number of people.
However, it appears Jeremy Clarkson has been up to it again, and now he’s allegedly been using the “n” word.
It must be remembered that the BBC fired Carol Thatcher for naming to a tennis player offstage as a “golliwog”. So should Clarkson be sacked as well?
People hold the right to say and think what they like, but also, there a number of people out there that really love “Top Gear”, and watch it religiously because it is actually a really good programme, and it will be missed by many if it was taken off air for good, and for those that don’t watch the programme it won’t be missed at all, and neither would Jeremy Clarkson.
In recent newspaper reports in October 2009, it demonstrates that he ribbed television bosses for being obsessed with having black Muslim lesbians on shows to balance out the number of white heterosexual men, and these remarks followed on from the Strictly Come Dancing issue over Anton Du Beke calling his partner Laila Rouass a “Paki”.
In November 2008, he made a joke about lorry drivers murdering ladies of pleasure during an instalment of Top Gear. Despite numerous ills to the BBC and Ofcom, and a telephone call from an MP for him to lose his job, he gave the usual mock apology on the following weeks show.
He has called Minister Gordon Brown a one eyed Scottish idiot, however, only apologised about Mr Brown’s appearance, but he didn’t apologise about calling him a Scottish idiot.
In July 2010, he made a comment about a woman in a burka wearing a red G-string while talking about unsafe driving conditions on the show. Later that month, Alastair Campbell disclosed on his web log that, in un-aired remarks, Clarkson had snubbed claims that he wasn’t very sound on gay rights by responding “Oh yes I am. I demand the right not to be bummed. ”
In August 2010, Clarkson was comparing two Ferrari’s and depicted the older one as a simpleton that should be called the 430 Speciale needs, instead of its real name 430 Speciale, which incited recoil from the National Autistic Society.
I don’t really think that Jeremy Clarkson affiliated the two categories, cars against Autistic children, and I also don’t believe that he was having a jab at handicapped children in general, it was all to do with the car, and not putting anyone down.
Clarkson can come across as being a ceremonious jackass at times, and just speaks his mind believing that most people want to hear and like what he is saying, however, that is not always the case. He doesn’t seem to point the finger at anyone specific, unless it’s Gordon Brown, which of course he shouldn’t have done, however, everybody is titled to their beliefs, just not on national television, which Clarkson clearly gets his arse beaten.
In April this year, the BBC was pressured to apologise to the Mexican ambassador after Clarkson stigmatised Mexicans, calling them lazy, feckless and flatulent in an episode of Top Gear. Ofcom received 157 complaints about the remarks on the BBC2 show, which the viewing audience sounded off, and said that they were derogatory, cruel, xenophobic, discriminatory and racist.
Once more, he has his opinions, but should at times really keep his views to himself, or perhaps he should look in the mirror more often and see that he is a balding, ugly middle age man, who really should choose a different dentist for his dental work on his gnashers…
And now this week he had made a vile comment about Asian people.
Jeremy has truly got himself into hot water this time, and some people would say that he was completely bonkers. I grant you he is a bit of a crackpot, and passably a fool because now he’s out of a job, however, he is a good host, and he can talk the hind legs off a donkey.
Should we lay him to rest, along with a very good series of Top Gear, or should we just reprimand him, and let him carry on with the show?
Unfortunately, the recent comment about Asians is in contravention of the Equality Act 2010 and lawyers have threatened to take the matter to Ofcom, and are thinking about taking legal action.
Jeremy Clarkson’s behaviour both on and off the Top Gear camera has seen him fall from one argument into the next, before he was eventually canned by the BBC last week for punching a show producer in a run-in over catering arrangements.
And it appears the former master of ceremonies is nothing if not particular about his backstage prerequisites, and what it takes for producers to keep Prima Donna Clarkson. James May and Richard Hammond gratified.
The Mariahs of middle-age, middle-England evidently demanded over 20 bottles of wine, which included Verve Cliquot. Champagne, Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, alongside his favourite Chateau Leoube rose. They also wanted 24 bottles of Peroni, Bombay Sapphire gin with necessary Gin and Tonic making material, and a fridge or cooler cabinet with at least four shelves for the green room of the called off shows, which were set to take place in Norway from 29th March.
Tables in the room, preferably occupied with green plants, must be overlaid in linen, and there must be a couch big enough to tooshie six people. One of whom is 6ft 3in and likes to lie down. It must also include a Sky TV connection, a DVD player, an iPod dock, and a Playstation 3 with two controllers and a copy of Call of Duty.
Feeding Jeremy Clarkson and his companions should include lunch and evening meals, and hot snacks, e.g. Pies, jacket potatoes, pasta and prawn cocktail, alongside jelly babies, minstrels and a cheese board. Healthy options should include chicken Caesar, Nicosia and Greek salads as well as a fruit bowl. Marmite, honey, jam, peanut butter, HP sauce and balsamic vinegar are also compulsory.
The green room must also be a stone’s throw from a McDonald’s.
This ensemble doesn’t come cheap or uninteresting with their cavernous appetites which are unquestionably obscure. Not forgetting that they move around in exotic places, isn’t it self-explanatory that they want to banquet like bizarre male monarchs, and it must be really stimulating as they maneuver their vehicles through rough terrain.
More unusual particulars on the list include a copy of Scrabble and Pictionary, a coat stand, hair wax, nice rubbish bins, and a can of Dove deodorant for men.
All three presenters have their eclectic savour and they certainly know what they want.
Jeremy is really into his rose, and very finical about getting precisely the right type of wine. He also likes to be driven around in a Range Rover during these events.
When I read through all of these things that went on behind the scenes, I abruptly got a vision of Jeremy Clarkson, and thought of Henry the VIII, whilst I began to chuckle behind my desk. I’m not sure which one is more beguiling or more unpalatable, however, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are decidedly a little off-the-wall.