10 Things BBC Wants You To Forget About Jeremy Clarkson
9. The "Slope" Remark
In March of last year, Top Gear took one of its famous trips across the globe and landed the intrepid threesome in rural Burma. Looking down a rickety bridge which was being crossed by one of the locals, Clarkson stood alongside Richard Hammond and pointed out to him that there was "a slope on it". Despite Hammond's attempts to cover for one of the bigger bullies in school by joining in with the gag, the bit was clearly supposed to get a small chuckle out of people who think using racist slurs in a subtle way is funny. Unfortunately for Clarkson too many people saw straight through it and complaints were made to Ofcom. After they found the show guilty of breaching broadcast rules, Clarkson again was forced to apologise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-OQR5zu_J4 Although the incident was swept under the carpet somewhat, the gag should have been (yet another) massive red flag towards what Clarkson thinks is both funny and acceptable to say on television.