Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Clarkson is teasing again

Jeremy Clarkson was accused of racism yesterday for naming his dog Didier Dogba after former Chelsea star Didier Drogba.

The 54-year-old Top Gear host was criticised after tweeting a picture of his black West Highland terrier and revealing he had named it after the striker, a prolific goal scorer from the Ivory Coast.

Clarkson, who often mocks political correctness, asked: ‘Why is it racist to name our amazingly brilliant dog after a footballer?’

Twitter user Gbolade Oguntomole said: ‘It’s racist man! Casual racism! You should be ashamed of yourself. I like you Jeremy Clarkson but this is wrong!’

Nick Ford labelled him a ‘racist’, while Josh Underwood wrote: ‘Tad racist.’

Others, however, defended the television host, saying that the name was funny and labelling Clarkson a racist was an over-reaction.



Anonymous said...

A sense of humor does not exist on the Left. They see code language and images under every bush (goodness is that an anti-women reference). Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a "f*****g c**t", now that's cutting edge comedic political commentary delivered with a sardonic tone. Give that man a Mark Twain award.

Anonymous said...

The race-card-callers seem too dim to realize they are the cause of the satire they object to, and thus that their criticism is self-defeating.

Anonymous said...

One of the new theories going around is called micro-aggression. Basically that racism is in the eye of the beholder. It's more than traditional racism theory. It make the small day-to-day interactions of people racist because the person feels that it is racist; even though another person may not.

Bird of Paradise said...

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