Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Social media users criticise Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson for tweeting about legally driving with 'beer in cup holder'

There is no speed limit on major roads in Australia's Northern Territory.  I myself rather enjoyed driving at 100 mph there. And my little Japanese car never missed a beat

He described hitting the road in Australia’s Northern Territory as ‘one of the best drives of my life’.

But a tweet by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson also included a comment that stirred some of his followers.

The British star posted a photo from the dashboard of a car he was driving on a gravel road in Australia’s 'top end' where he and his crew have been filming a special episode of the show, and captioned it: ‘One of the best drives of my life. Gravel road. M6. Sun going down. iPod playing Blind Faith. Beer in cup holder.'

A couple of social media users were quick to respond to the 54-year-old’s mention of an alcoholic drink in the vehicle, despite it being perfectly legal.

‘If you drink and drive, you're a bloody idiot’ wrote Twitter user @JustJimWillDo.

The post, shared on Twitter and Instagram, doesn’t provide detail about whether Jeremy drank the beer while driving, something he is legally entitled to do.

The show’s executive producer said that the hosts were ‘neither drunk nor out of control at any point during the making of the programme’.



Anonymous said...

I think Jeremy Clarkson is appealing because his personality harkens back ti an earlier time when people were more free to be themselves and have fun without a bunch of politically correct nannies nagging them. He is entertaining precisely because he says what thinks. Otherwise the show wouldn't be near as fun.

Anonymous said...

Still not a good example to set for young drivers. Even if legal, drinking out of a can at 100mph is stupidity given the nature of Australian animals to run across the road.

Bird of Paradise said...

Dont drink and drive follow the advice from MADD and SADD