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Top Gear’s slur on Mexicans (and their cars) as ‘lazy, feckless and flatulent’

okay .. this is pretty funny. unless you’re Mexican and can’t take a joke.

seems like these days anything can be racist or sexist or whatever. unless ur attacking Christians of course. open season there.

anyway ... I can not find this on YT yet. just one boring guy who made an audio slamming Top Gear. As one person commented there, the guy doing the commentary audio could put a one eyed person to sleep.

so what I have here is the article from the morning paper. maybe later there will be a video on YT. it won’t be legal tho you bet. BUT ... it’s available
on the BBC iPlayer for a short time.  I haven’t seen it yet.


We’re not like that, insists ambassador after Top Gear’s slur on Mexicans (and their cars) as ‘lazy, feckless and flatulent’

By PAUL REVOIR
Last updated at 9:13 AM on 2nd February 2011


Mexican food described as ‘like sick with cheese on it’

Jeremy Clarkson predicted no complaints as the ambassador would be snoring in front of the TV
The BBC was embroiled in a new diplomatic row last night after the Mexican ambassador attacked ‘offensive, xenophobic and humiliating’ remarks about his country on Top Gear.

Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza protested after Richard Hammond branded Mexicans ‘lazy, feckless, and flatulent’ before he and fellow presenter James May insulted the country’s food.

Jeremy Clarkson then claimed that the ambassador to the UK wouldn’t complain because he would be snoring in front of the television at his embassy.

However, the ambassador has made a formal complaint to the BBC and called for the presenters to make a public apology for stirring ‘bigoted feelings against the Mexican people’.

The Japanese embassy also protested recently after Stephen Fry joked on the quiz show QI that a Second World War survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs was ‘the unluckiest man in the world’. The BBC apologised.

On Sunday night’s episode of Top Gear, which can still be seen on the BBC iPlayer, Hammond was discussing a Mexican sports car and suggested that vehicles reflect the national characteristics of the country they are from.

He added: ‘Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat.’

He also referred to Mexican food as ‘refried sick’ while May said it was ‘like sick with cheese on it’.

In his letter to the BBC, the ambassador wrote: ‘The presenters of the programme resorted to outrageous, vulgar and inexcusable insults to stir bigoted feelings against the Mexican people, their culture as well as their official representative in the United Kingdom.

‘These offensive, xenophobic and humiliating remarks only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate prejudice against Mexico and its people.’

It is not the first time Top Gear, with its blend of motoring news, schoolboy humour and audacious stunts, has got into trouble. In 2008 the show was rapped by the BBC Trust for showing Clarkson and May sipping gin and tonic at the wheel during a stunt.

Only last month Clarkson criticised censorship on television.

He said backstage at the National Television Awards that the recent Sky Sports sexism row raised the danger of people being punished for ‘heresy by thought’. He said: ‘We’ve arrived at a stage where you actually can be busted for heresy by thought, which is a terrifying place to live.

‘While we try very hard on Top Gear not to be sexist, if a man wants to think that, that’s fine.

‘You should be allowed to think what you think.’

The BBC has received more than 70 complaints about Sunday night’s episode of Top Gear.

SOURCE

I was once married to a Mexican lady. Feels like a hundred years ago.  But she sure didn’t fit any stereotype I was familiar with. And not lazy at all.
There’s jokes about all of us because there’s also some truth to some of the humor. But often times, the humor can be harsh because the subject fits the shoe.


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