Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and the famous TV car show are facing a lawsuit for a racist remark made by the presenter during the Season 21 “Christmas Special” in Burma.
The famous Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, along with the car show, are facing a lawsuit after a racist remark was made while the three of them were building a bridge over the River Kwai, in Thailand. Towards the end of the episode, after the bridge was constructed and Clarkson, Hammond and May were standing at the end, admiring it, a local man was also crossing the bridge. Clarkson remarks that “there’s a slope on it”, commenting on the shape and slant of the bridge.
If you don’t know what the racist meaning of a “slope” is, don’t worry, you’re not the only ones. This is a derogatory term for people of Asian descent. Indian-born actress Somi Guha has remained rather angry on the whole “incident” and she is so upset on Jezza’s use of that phrase that she has retained a group of lawyers, who are called Equal Justice, to sue BBC for 1 million GBP, accusing them of “casual racism”.
“Jeremy Clarkson has made derogatory comments about Mexicans. Now he bullies an Asian person. It has to stop,” Somi Guha said in a statement.
Jeremy Clarkson, on the other hand, has had some not so kind words for a British newspaper, which published this story. For obvious reasons, we can’t share the tweets here, but here is a link to his official Tweeter account, if you’re interested in them.