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Old 05-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson accused of uttering racial slur on film

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/02/world/...on-racism-row/

As a fan of the show I'm interested in what the BBC does here. He's basically the face of Top Gear and I can't imagine the show without him. Even Prime Minister David ******* has made a statement about it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...ite-wrong.html
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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Not sure why that's censored...
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #3
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Should he have said it? No. But I think people are too sensitive about this stuff nowadays.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:57 AM   #4
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Jeremy Clarkson has said so many worse things in his career.

Just sayin'.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #5
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Should he have said it? No. But I think people are too sensitive about this stuff nowadays.
In my option it's blown way out of proportion.
There's a double standard it seems, and a sad commentary on political correctness.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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I agree with all this, it's way blown out of proportion and people are WAY too sensitive these days. People cry and moan about every little thing. Sad really
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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Yes it was but some one will try to sue.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #8
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Oh and I completely agree that it's blown out of proportion.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #9
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I remember in the last Top Gear special he said something that everyone found racist towards Asians but it died off after a few days.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #10
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Forgiven. Its not targeting or trying to be offensive. Just some humor that was blown out of proportion. If we can put up with rappers saying it all the time, why can't we put up with it on TV? I'll tell you what though if he does get fired I will be very sad to see him leave over this.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:07 PM   #11
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Today, I learned that Donald Sterling is a C5 member!!!

Also, what was Clarkson doing reciting lines from Pulp Fiction...
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:22 PM   #12
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Today, I learned that Donald Sterling is a C5 member!!!

Also, what was Clarkson doing reciting lines from Pulp Fiction...
I'm your fan now! That was good!
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:11 PM   #13
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i can't believe someone is that stupid in this day. especially in his position.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #14
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i can't believe someone is that stupid in this day. especially in his position.
Ignorance rears it's ugly head; blown out of proportion? I think not, nor is this a 'new' taboo thing. I like him as a host so I hope he keeps his job, prolly end up doing the cliche' sensitivity classes.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:47 PM   #15
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Ignorance rears it's ugly head; blown out of proportion? I think not, nor is this a 'new' taboo thing. I like him as a host so I hope he keeps his job, prolly end up doing the cliche' sensitivity classes.
He's said much worse in the past and no one really made a big deal, hence why it seems out of proportion now.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:48 PM   #16
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He was singing a rap song, nothing to see here.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #17
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It was inappropriate and just more of the same in regards to Jeremy Clarkson and his enthusiasm to advertise his ignorance. I love the show and think he is great for it, but a spade is a spade and he has repeatedly made offensive remarks about minority populations.
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Completely blown out of proportion. More important things in the world to worry about instead of a British man mumbling a word.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:47 PM   #20
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He said tiger.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
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Who else takes a word that's used excusively by their race, and calls it racist if another race uses the same word? Isn't that in itself racism?

That Jezza... he's such a cracker
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Not a cracker, he is a POME!
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #23
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Please get back on topic guys.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:19 PM   #24
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What's funny is you go to anywhere teenagers of all races are gathered and they all use the N word (and worse) talking back and forth and nobody seems to care... It makes me sick hearing the language kids are using. I wonder where they learn it from.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:23 PM   #25
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He did not say the word that he is accused of saying. He mumbled the line because he intentionally did NOT want to say that word (since apparently in the UK it's normal for it to be used in place of tiger) and has released a statement stating such.

http://jalopnik.com/clarkson-apologi...-fo-1570471184
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