Friday, 2 May 2014

"Clarkson apologises for eating ham sandwich"

From The Daily Mail and The Daily Mail:

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has 'begged' for public forgiveness after being caught on camera appearing to eat a ham sandwich during filming of the long-running BBC series.

In unaired footage the 54-year-old presenter was seen gulping down the offending snack in between takes. He has now switched to halal meat alternatives in an attempt to please his Muslim viewers.

Clarkson took to Twitter earlier today to deny he eaten the offensive item and has now released a video statement saying only turkey ham and turkey rashers will be served on the Top Gear set, where all the meat will now be prepared according to halal rules.

The presenter, who has appeared in around 1,500 episodes of the popular motoring programme, explained his decision by saying he had to balance animal welfare concerns with 'the views of religious communities'.


Ralph Musgrave said...

The BBC used the word nigger, I mean ate a ham sandwich about a year ago. They had a programme called something like "Are you calling me a nigger".

But the BBC is part of the leftie establishment, and it's OK for the political left to be racist (e.g. go off the Iraq and take part in the slaughter of a million Muslims).

Mark Wadsworth said...

RM, "nigger" is clearly offensive if it's meant offensively, i.e. if you address a dark-skinned person directly to his face as such. That would be terribly bad manners.

But this is an old nursery rhyme which is clearly not offensive, and it wasn't even broadcast, for the simple reason that Clarkson did not want to risk offending people.

Now, back to ham sandwiches...

Bayard said...

Having listened to Eddie Mair talking to the man behind the Mirror's "coverage" of this "story", it does seem to be a personal crusade by that man against Clarkson in particular and the highly-paid employees of the BBC in general.