Friday, May 02, 2014




Traditional children's rhyme now forbidden

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has sparked fury after he was reportedly caught on camera using the n-word during filming of the hit BBC series.

In unaired footage the 54-year-old presenter was allegedly heard reciting the rhyme 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo' before muttering 'catch a n***** by his toe'.

According to the Mirror, Clarkson uttered the n-word during filming of the third episode of Top Gear series 19 as the star reviewed the £25,000 Toyota GT86 and the Subaru BRZ - which costs around the same amount.

Telling viewers that they may find it difficult to differentiate between the two vehicles he demonstrated how to do it using the child's counting rhyme.

Audio forensic experts studied the clip and confirmed to the newspaper that Clarkson had used the word, which is deemed highly offensive.

Legal experts have said that the presenter could have breached equality legislation, depending on the context in which the word was used and whether a crew member had been offended by what was said.

'If it had been brought to the attention of the police they would have considered whether an offence had taken place and whether it was in the public interest to prosecute,' said solicitor Lucy Scott Moncrief.

'All employers and programme makers have policies on discrimination and I would have thought that this kind of language would have been a breach of those and could have led to disciplinary action.'

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How very sad !

Bird of Paradise said...

The PC though Police and this PC nonsense when will it ever end?

Malcolm Smith said...

'If it had been brought to the attention of the police they would have considered whether an offence had taken place and whether it was in the public interest to prosecute,'
Good heavens! It was just a single word in the middle of a children's poem! The worst that could be said is that it was mildly inappropriate. Haven't the police got better things to do with their time?

Go Away Bird said...

Eenie, Meenie,Minny Mo Catch a Liberal by their Toe if he hollars kick him more,Eenie meenie,minny mo

Anonymous said...

Malcolm : the police "jump" on easy cases to add to their record of "solved" cases. Dealing with real crime is more "unrewarding" for them and shows up their inadequacies.

Stan B said...

Get used to it. In Kentucky, the darkies are no longer gay....and neither are the people anymore, apparently. They do more damage by calling attention to these things than was ever done by ignoring them.

Anonymous said...

If they had to use audio forensics to determine if he said it, then they are just looking for something to Biotch about.

Anonymous said...

PC-ism leads to witch-hunts.

Anonymous said...

Funny how some no talent rapper can say the word 400 times in a song and that's ok!

Giant Claw Jr said...

PC is just another code word for Socialism and Marxism