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    Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    The man seems to make it his lifes work to anger as many groups possible.

    This week he did the whole advert which has apparently pissed off both the Germans and Polish. Not to mention insulting the PM ... again lol

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpcOQ7HaB98"]YouTube - Top Gear VW Scirocco Polish Ad[/ame]

    I like Clarkson but in the interest of fairness, should he get some form of reprimand from the BBC?


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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    The man seems to make it his lifes work to anger as many groups possible.

    This week he did the whole advert which has apparently pissed off both the Germans and Polish. Not to mention insulting the PM ... again lol

    YouTube - Top Gear VW Scirocco Polish Ad

    I like Clarkson but in the interest of fairness, should he get some form of reprimand from the BBC?
    Yeah maybe. I feel its kind of unfair that German and Polish relations are still tied to the same bed and continue to be the butt of jokes. Now, exactly what that reprimand should be, I have no idea of.

    The ad is funny but still it brings back some turbulent memories from the past. If you say that he expects to get some negative reactions when he does this kind of thing, then whatever consequence he receives should not upset him.


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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    If you say that he expects to get some negative reactions when he does this kind of thing, then whatever consequence he receives should not upset him.
    Perhaps but i do feel they are getting a bit too touchy over just a line.

    Its not like Clarkson just picks on Germans or Polish. He picks on British, Scots, French are his particular favourite lol


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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Perhaps but i do feel they are getting a bit too touchy over just a line.

    Its not like Clarkson just picks on Germans or Polish. He picks on British, Scots, French are his particular favourite lol
    Remember the classic Faulty Towers episode where Senor Tower ran around telling everyone NOT too mention the "War" when the German tourists came? That was funny.

    This, was just offensive.

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7U-_tJVmw&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Fawlty Towers | Germans[/ame]



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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post

    Thanks, I had not seen that in a few years. Damn good classic. Too bad there were so few episodes produced.

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Jeremy Clarkson HATES American cars.. think I remember one American car he liked, and that was only because it looked cool. He called it a cool looking badly built plastic car or something similar to that.. think it was corvette.

    He has his "views" on things and is not shy in voicing those views. Normally he likes German cars.. (BMW M3 is one of his favs and he owns a merc), but all he is doing here, is jumping on the same populist xenophobic right wing bandwagon of blaming poles and others for the problems of the UK

    Not the first time btw he has done something like this, but it is usually America that gets the thick end of the stick... he loves saying "you want cheeeeeseeee with that" when talking about American food

    His best show was when all 3 bought 3 clunkers in Texas I think and drove to Florida and had certain "trials" by the producers along the way. One was to paint their cars with "hot button issues" and drive through the bible belt.. now that was funny. One had comments about gays, other one had comments about Clinton on the car.. man people looked a few times extra. Same show he installed a shower in his car because it had no air condition.. was damn funny.

    But he also loves going after the PM, London mayor and anyone that does not promote cars ahead of everything else. He hates bus lanes, pulbic transport and what not, even though he has had to admit defeat several times when they have done car vs public transport races.

    He also famously drove a Rolls into a pool once.
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clark son face some form of suspension?

    He strikes me as a second class jerk.
    Its the media that should be reprimanded for giving him air time/space..

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Jeremy Clarkson HATES American cars.. think I remember one American car he liked, and that was only because it looked cool. He called it a cool looking badly built plastic car or something similar to that.. think it was corvette.
    He's actually liked and even owned a number of American cars, when they did their trip to the Bonneville Salt flats, all three of them drove American cars (Clarkson in the Corvette, James May in a Caddy and Richard Hammond in a Mustang) and they all absolutely loved them.

    He has his "views" on things and is not shy in voicing those views. Normally he likes German cars.. (BMW M3 is one of his favs and he owns a merc), but all he is doing here, is jumping on the same populist xenophobic right wing bandwagon of blaming poles and others for the problems of the UK
    If any of you had actually WATCHED the episode of Top Gear in question, you wouldn't be up in arms, it's amazing just how far people are willing to go to view things out of context. Clarkson and May were challenged to make a commercial for Volkswagon and no matter what they tried, the ad people turned them down. The ad you people are referring to was his attempt at humor and it was funny as hell except to people who have sticks shoved firmly up their asses.

    Or are people going to complain about the final commercial with the funeral and the coffin stuck in the back of the Scirocco?

    Not the first time btw he has done something like this, but it is usually America that gets the thick end of the stick... he loves saying "you want cheeeeeseeee with that" when talking about American food
    And it's his show, he can say what he wants. If people don't like it, they don't have to watch it.

    But he also loves going after the PM, London mayor and anyone that does not promote cars ahead of everything else. He hates bus lanes, pulbic transport and what not, even though he has had to admit defeat several times when they have done car vs public transport races.
    He goes after everything and everyone, he has insulted just about every country in Europe, much more often than he has insulted American cars. That's why the show has been on the air for 13 series so far and still going strong.

    He also famously drove a Rolls into a pool once.
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    He's actually liked and even owned a number of American cars, when they did their trip to the Bonneville Salt flats, all three of them drove American cars (Clarkson in the Corvette, James May in a Caddy and Richard Hammond in a Mustang) and they all absolutely loved them.
    And yet all 3 trash just about every American made car after the 1960s they are unfortunate to get their hands on. They even trashed an Aussie car because it was basically an American car (GM) with a different name lol. As for James May liking a caddy.. the man drives a rolls daily, so ..

    And it's his show, he can say what he wants. If people don't like it, they don't have to watch it.
    Not exactly true. It is on the BBC, which is 100% tax payer funded. Hence if people dont like it, they can complain to the BBC who then can discipline him.. which they have done before. Although this.. doubt it.

    He goes after everything and everyone, he has insulted just about every country in Europe, much more often than he has insulted American cars. That's why the show has been on the air for 13 series so far and still going strong.
    True, but that is mostly because they stay clear of American cars. The only "American" car they actually look at at a regular basis are Fords and yes those they are very positive about. However to be honest.. they aint much American in those cars they sell over here in Europe. Then again Vauxhaul/Opel have gotten some okay mentions and they are "technically" American cars..

    I have as of yet seen only one positive mention of an American car (other than European made Fords) on the show and that was a tongue in cheek positive mention as it only delt on how "cool" it was and not on quality. He often makes jokes against Americans, usually in some sort of "funny" outrageous America accent with "you want CHEEEESE with that" satirical comment on fat Americans .. yes it is semi ironic considering he aint exactly "thin" himself.

    They don't have any sacred cows on Top Gear which is exactly why it's such a good show. There is nothing on the planet which cannot and probably will not get made fun of.
    They do have one, which Clarkson attempts to protect as much as possible.. the car is the superior transportation method anywhere. The scared cow is protecting cars at all costs, even it means rambling on about speed cameras, fines, bus lanes and congestion charges.
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