Clarkson’s Asian Comment Under Investigation

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Brandon-Thorne

Jeremy Clarkson made an offensive joke on hit motoring show Top gear, which is now being investigating by the officials at Britain’s media watchdog Ofcom.

Clarkson started an outrage among some viewers during a segment in a Top Gear: Burma Special show earlier in 2014 when he looked at the bridge over the Rover Kwai and said, “That is a proud moment, but there’s a slope on it,” as a man headed across the walkway.

The term used is a racial slur towards Asian people. It is mostly used in the U.S. and Australia. The show’s executive producer Andy Wilman was urged to apologise after the complaints to the BBC.

Officials at Ofcom have decided to investigate the incident and to determine whether it broke content rules.

This investigations comes only days after Clarkson was given the last warning by BBC bosses, after he was caught using the ‘N-word’ during the making of an episode of the motoring program.

In March 2014, an actress was suing the BBC for up to £1million after Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson made a racist remark during the series finale of the show.

Indian-born Somi Guha, 36-year old, has instructed lawyers after Clarkson used the word ‘slope’ in the Top Gear Burma special.

Ms Guha claims that broadcasting Clarkson’s comment amounts to unlawful discrimination by a public body.

Her lawyers, Equal Justice, claim her lawsuit could cost the BBC £1 million in punitive damages under equality laws unless it apologises and takes the hit motoring show off the air.

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