Jeremy Clarkson 'begs forgiveness' over N-word footage


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Kriz    186

Whats the big deal? It wasnt used in a derogatory way, im white and i used the word around my black friends on a regular basis.

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+RNDM_STRNGR    10,632

Ridiculous.    Without Jeremy Top Gear will never be the same.

Shame though that he even tried this nursery rhyme... could have used some other ones...

He is quite offensive though, it part of his act, and with constant worry not to offend ANYBODY, how can he be relaxed and perform well.    Damn!

 

This Slope thing was one of the possible "jokes"  It is an oxford dictionary correct term for the bridge that was not horizontal!  Its was used correctly ;)

However, did Jeremy know that other meaning?  Quite possibly, I think.

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Steven P.    17,410

This is the world we live in today folks, I'm no fan of the man myself but love Top Gear, and this is just another example of a crappy tabloid newspaper jumping on something that wasn't even used in the programme to sell their crappy tabloid newspaper.

 

How long before the same newspapers start making stuff up about people? Oh wait, they already do/did that (allegedly!). 

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Lingwo    490

He. Did. Not. Say. It.

 

If you really listened to the clip, you'll know damned well what he said.  At best, you -might- be able to make out "Nnninnnrrr", which is not the word he's accused of saying.

 

Leave your burning torch and pitchfork at home.

 

This is the fact people seem to not grasp. Probably the ones who saw the bandwagon and jumped on it.

He didn't say it. He mumbled a word which sounded like it. This is what he is also apologising for.

 

The mirror today are still dragging it out. They had a bit today about Jamelia said he should be fired. :laugh:

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Crisp    3,271

Only Jesus can save him now. I pray for you.

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FloatingFatMan    21,361

Jeremy Clarkson for Prime Minister!

 

I'd vote for him. He'd be a million times better than the current cretin, or any of the possible replacements except maybe Boris.

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NJ Louch    9,640

If that is what happened then I absolutely believe he intended to be racially offensive

 

All you have done with this sentence is show your hand, show the community that you WANT this to be a racial issue, you WANT to believe he is a racist and are happy to go there in the face of all the obvious contrary facts.

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NinjaGinger    242

What a load of racist crap. If he was black and called a white man honky, what would be said? NOTHING.

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Pupik    452

What a load of racist crap. If he was black and called a white man honky, what would be said? NOTHING.

As a thin white man, I'd be flattered. Sounds like a word you'd describe a chubby person, in a cute way.

"He's so honky :wub: "

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FloatingFatMan    21,361

Do people even still use the word "Honky"?  That's soooo 1970's... :p

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0nyX    259

Leave Clarkson alone

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Lord Method Man    1,612

Its a good thing he isn't an American on a US show. It would be over already. The executives would have pulled the plug and fired him immediately without even listening to the recording themselves. Al Sharpton would be outside the studio with a bullhorn and a rent-a-mob demanding Clarkson's head on a pike and demanding every advertiser who ever had anything to do with the show for the past 15 years be boycotted for life.

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JonathanMarston    84

I've honestly only ever heard it as "catch a tiger by the toe." I would have watched it and never thought anything of it... I still don't get what the fuss was about. He mumbled, he didn't even say it. It's people's own minds that put it in there. To top it all off, it wasn't even aired. Are we now going to go through all of the cut takes of every movie and TV show and analyze if any TV personalities, actors or actresses ever say anything offensive? Seriously?

 

This world would be a lot simpler if everyone just realized that people are offensive, put on their big-boy underwear and moved on...

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NJ Louch    9,640

If I take offense at what you have said, that doesn't necessarily mean that you have said something offensive.

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Ryoken    1,012

I want to start a trend that makes words like Weather, News, Thankyou, etc all racial slurs.. and see how BBC deals with that :)

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MikeChipshop    3,458

Complaint sent.  But will be ignored.

 

Yup, Just got my cracker self over there and registered a complaint myself. I'm amazed at how people like MorganX can actually watch the video and still think there's an issue.

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neo1911    793

Registered a complaint from Asia.

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leesmithg    226

I didn't realise we had so many racist users on neowin.

 

Ron Atkinson immediately got the sack by I.T.V. for calling the French defender for Chelsea, he called Marcel Desailly a 'f*cki*g lazy thick ni**er', it was picked up by troops listening to

 

an Arabic TV station.

 

Ron Atkinson was the first manager when Villa fielded a whole team without one Caucasian player in it.

 

So I found it odd why he made such a sentence.

 

B.B.C. should sack Clarkson on principle.

 

It's the usual though, public school boy, old school tie etc...

 

 

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Veiva    200

I didn't realise we had so many racist users on neowin.

I didn't realize we had so many people who don't bother to look past the article title, either... and just ignore anything anyone else posts that contradicts their reality. I wish there were a word for that, like the convenient term "racist."

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leesmithg    226

I didn't realize we had so many people who don't bother to look past the article title, either... and just ignore anything anyone else posts that contradicts their reality. I wish there were a word for that, like the convenient term "racist."

 

ding ding ding we have a winner.

 

I read the article, I read it here, there and everywhere; even his past offences.

 

I even read a book of his.

 

Not a nice man very very near B.N.P.

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Dinggus    342

don't rappers use the N word all the time?

 

what's the big fuss, unless someones going to print headline's on todays news papers of puff daddy singing one of his songs........?

 

I don't know, apparently the N word has two different meanings depending if you're black or not.

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Lord Method Man    1,612

If you're non-white you're allowed to use it like an article, if you're white you can't even mumble words that start with the same letter.

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T3X4S    4,533

Only Jesus can save him now. I pray for you.

Please tell me you're kidding

Please tell me this is trollbait

Please tell me you dont think this way

 

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blerk    316

Sometimes I think Clarkson and Wilman were fools for selling & resigning their directorship over Bedder 6. That way, they could have taken the show to another channel if the BBC was ever to pull the plug on Top Gear after yet another manufactured crisis. 

 

HBO seems like it could be a good fit. 

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