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Richard Hammond admits regret over Top Gear Mexico remarks

April 1st, 2011        

Richard Hammond admits regret over Top Gear Mexico remarks

Whenever a Top Gear episode airs, complaints and even lawyer letters will start to fly in. that’s because almost everything that came out of the mouth of Jeremy Clarkson in this highly popular automobile show is insulting to some, well only those that take the show too seriously. What’s more, even his own co-host isn’t very proud of what came out of Jezza’s mouth.

The hamster, Richard Hammond apologized this week for his offensive remarks about Mexicans during a Top Gear segment discussing the Mastretta MXT earlier this year. Hammond said he regretted the remarks, and sees now how they could have been offensive. Still, Hamster didn’t exactly come all the way clean, saying that his words – and those of his two co-hosts – were clearly a joke. Yes, we can see that hamster.

For its part, the BBC has stood behind Hammond, May and Clarkson, saying that off-color humor is an integral part of the show. The presenters and the BBC got a thorough shellacking over the comments after the show aired. Mexico’s ambassador to the UK called the remarks “offensive, xenophobic and humiliating.”

Hopefully corporates and governments will stop taking Top Gear too seriously, or else every minster in the world would be complaining in the parliament about a car show that’s damaging their national car with a hammer instead of moving the country forward.

SOURCE via On The Box

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