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calendar   Thursday - February 03, 2011

update to Top Gear story re. Mexico. Mexican student in UK has lawyers, they want to sue. figures.

UPDATE

Posted yesterday .....


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

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

Sir ... sorry to wake you up but, some of you are like that. Where the hell do you suppose the stereotype came from?
We once had a Mexican fellow doing our lawn when we lived in Riverside,Ca. Been doing it for a few years, there were odd problems but nothing to be upset about. Well, one day he didn’t show up at all. Couldn’t understand why so I called him.  Oh he says in that kind of slow and lazy manner, “I forgot”.
But when he was working he did the job and wasn’t lazy about that.

So, some beaner comes to the UK ... she’s offended ... and her lawyers want a Brit show taken off the air. Was a glorious time in the past when nobody would even think of that and if they did they would be sent packing. 

Well folks, some ppl didn’t let any grass (no pun) grow under their feet.  The BBC is being sued cos of the comments made, one student studying jewelery design here, (she had to come the the UK for that?) is insulted as of course is the Mexican Ambassador. Everyone is insulted AND ...
of course stupid idiot white politicians (well most are) have jumped on the bandwagon castigating the BBC for allowing this awful program to say naughty things about Mexico.  Some members of parliament want the BBC to say sorry for racist comments. Jeesh.  Damn it. Mexico is like a screen door on a submarine and has been for years.  I once had my car searched by Mexican border control and the guard who searched my car wanted a “tip” for his trouble.  That’s how things work in that place I guess. 

The Deputy Prime Minister is due to visit Mexico and I suppose an apology has to be given even if nobody is sorry, cos those folks in Mexico have plenty of time to run riot and make life a tad difficult should he go there without an apology first.

As for the law suit, I think she’s trying for a deep pocket pay out.  She probably never even saw the show. No matter, I hope she walks in front of a bus.


Mexican takes legal action against Top Gear after Hammond calls her nation ‘lazy, feckless and flatulent’

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 5:16 PM on 3rd February 2011

Lawyers claim it could cost BBC £1m
A Mexican has instructed lawyers to bring a test case against Top Gear after her countrymen were branded ‘lazy, feckless and flatulent’ on the hit show.

Iris de la Torre, a jewellery design student in London, is bringing the claim under a new equality law. Her lawyers claim it could cost the BBC £1million in damages.

They have demanded the hit BBC1 motoring show is taken off the air and an investigation made into the comments.

MPs have also now demanded that the BBC apologises over the ‘ignorant, derogatory and racist remarks’.  In a Commons motion, a cross-party group of six MPs said the comments were ‘unacceptable and untimely’.

They said: ‘This level of ignorance is far below anything expected from anyone in the public eye and illustrates a serious lack of judgment by the programme-makers.’

The group wants the BBC to apologise as a ‘matter of urgency’ before Nick Clegg visits Mexico this month in case the row upsets diplomatic relations.

On Sunday night’s show, Richard 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.’

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This is the car Top Gear was talking about btw.
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