5 Biggest Top Gear Controversies
Jeremy Clarkson, you naughty boy!
Love him or hate him, it seems that Jeremy Clarkson is no stranger to controversy. Whilst it is nothing new to see news reports of something he has said, and the reaction it has caused, there are many who believe that now he has gone too far; allegedly mumbling the word "n*gg*r". Although he seems to create controversy almost wherever he goes, through his own newspaper columns, books, or TV interviews, this particular incident occurred whilst filming an episode of Top Gear, a series which attracts what has to be an unparalleled number of complaints for what is undeniably one of the BBC's most popular shows. Despite the fact that viewers all over the world laugh at the antics of Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, there are also those who find them unacceptable, and will often speak their own mind when complaining to the BBC about it. In addition to these, there are also those who take things to Ofcom itself. The Office of Communications, to use it's full title, is the governing body to which all UK broadcasters must answer, specifically in terms of adhering to the Broadcasting Code..Something which Clarkson and the Top Gear team have come to know well, Rule 2.3 in particular; "broadcasters must ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by the context". In order of the number of complaints received by Ofcom, here are those five Top Gear moments which the viewing public deemed offensive enough to take to the highest power in UK broadcasting standards.. Warning: As the title suggests, this article contains material that many have found to be offensive.