Here we go again…

November 4th, 2008 § 2 comments


Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has prompted more than 500 people to complain to the BBC about a joke he made on Sunday’s motoring show.

Clarkson, 48, was taking part in a lorry-driving task, when he joked about lorry drivers killing sex workers.

“Change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day,” he said
Clarkson’s joke, made before the watershed, has now sparked 517 complaints.

But a BBC spokesman said that by Monday morning – before the incident had been reported on by newspapers and websites – there had been 188 complaints.
Cari Mitchell, of English Collective of Prostitutes, meanwhile, said […] “I think it’s a sacking offence to make light of the murder of anybody, never mind prostitute women who are vulnerable and criminalised.”

Oh fuck off. It says it all really. I realise that you represent whores, but surely the greater greivance is with the ‘lorry-ists’ that have all been labeled murderers.

§ 2 Responses to Here we go again…"

  • Dungeekin says:

    Typical over-sensitivity – mustn’t offend anyone!

    Clarkson’s always made insane quips, and has frequently referred to murdering – check out his comments on off-roaders and ‘green laners’.

    Those complaining are merely publicity seeking, over-sensitive twats who shouldn’t be allowed to watch decent quality entertainment.

    Good post.


  • Sim-O says:


    They come crawling out the woodwork and just have to moan about something.

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