mercredi, mars 11, 2015

Les gaffes de Jeremy Clarkson me le rendent plutôt sympathique.

En ces temps de tyrannie du politiquement correct, où il faut surveiller le moindre mot de peur de froisser telle ou telle susceptibilité minoritaire à fleur de peau (les seuls qui n'ont pas le droit d'être susceptibles, c'est nous, les desouche normaux), cela fait du bien d'entendre une grande gueule à la Depardieu. Et cela fait du mal de constater qu'il n'y a plus aucune liberté.

Comme d'habitude en pareilles circonstances, il y a certes des fautes de goût et des grossièretés dans les prétendues gaffes de Clarkson, mais aussi quelques vérités interdites, qui n'en demeurent pas moins des vérités.

Jeremy Clarkson's gaffes
July 2008: Drink-driving
BBC bosses told Clarkson off for supping a gin and tonic while behind the wheel of a pick-up truck
November 2008: Lorry drivers
With reference to Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, Clarkson joked on the show about how lorry drivers "murder prostitutes"
February 2009: Gordon Brown
The then prime minister was dismissed as a "one-eyed Scottish idiot" during a press conference in Australia.
October 2009: Black Muslim Lesbians
Clarkson said that the BBC was obsessed with hiring black, Muslim lesbians to counter the number of white heterosexuals in its ranks.
July 2010: Burkas and lingerie
During a Top Gear discussion on distractions while driving: “Honestly, the burka doesn’t work. I was in a cab in Piccadilly the other day when a woman in a full burka crossing the road in front of me tripped over the pavement, went head over heels and up it came, red g-string and stockings.”
August 2010: Special needs
Clarkson referred to a Ferrari as 'special needs' and a 'simpleton' as a way of giving it a bad review.
February 2011: Mexico
Clarkson sparked a diplomatic incident, and was forced to apologise to the Mexican ambassador
January 2012: India
Viewers complained about Clarkson's provocative remarks concerning the country's clothing, trains, food and history.
May 2014: The 'N'-word
Clarkson was forced into a apology after appearing to mumble the word as he sang a nursery rhyme on Top Gear.
July 2014: Slope
Ofcom said he had breached their guidelines, when he referred to an Asian person as a 'slope',
October 2014: Falklands
Jeremy Clarkson caused offence this time by driving through Argentina using a number plate apparently referring to the Falklands War.

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