Well, Jeremy Clarkson has managed to do it again, that is, to offend a large chunk of the population. This latest faux pas centres on his latest recorded programme where he recites the old nursery rhyme, 'eeny meeny miny moe' when choosing between two vehicles. Descriptions of the event seem to suggest he started off on reciting the rhyme then realised where it would take him so he 'mumbled' the 'N' word at the end. The Daily Mirror decided to 'investigate' further and employed the services of an Audio Forensics expert to examine the tape, it was he who decided Clarkson didn't just mumble, he mumbled the 'N' word.
I am a little perplexed by this story, firstly because all the newspapers are saying the clip containing this 'offensive material' is labelled as 'unaired footage' suggesting it was only seen by the newspaper who noticed this and decided to make sure everyone in the country heard this racist slur and thereby offend a lot of people who otherwise would have not been offended.
Yesterday there was meltdown over this event, lots of people screaming for Clarkson to be sacked or worse, including the unblemished, whiter than white Piers Morgan (!) Who has suggested 'Clarkson should be TV Toast' an Asian actress has taken legal action against Clarkson calling him a 'racist bully'. What do you think? Is Clarkson a loveable idiot akin to Boris Johnson or a racist who deserves everything he gets?