Jeremy Clarkson Unfairly Dumped from Top Gear!
In yet another sign of political correctness gone mad, the BBC has decided to sack one of its most popular presenters, Jeremy Clarkson from the show “Top Gear,” for supposedly attacking a producer.
“It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract,” BBC Director-General Tony Hall told The Gutter Trash earlier today.
Top Gear is a popular motoring show which attracts some 350 million viewers worldwide. Clarkson’s contract with the show is thought to expire at the end of this month.
His departure will have considerable financial implications for the British broadcaster, as it earns around £50 million a year from the show.
Clarkson, who has been forced to apologise in the past for using apparently racist language, was suspended on March 10 over what the BBC said at the time was a “fracas”.
However, an internal investigation revealed that he launched an “unprovoked physical and verbal attack” on “Top Gear” producer Oisin Tymon after filming on March 4.
The physical attack lasted around 30 seconds and saw Clarkson strike the producer, giving him a swelling, bleeding lip for which Tymon sought help at a hospital.
Clarkson subsequently made a number of attempts to apologise to Tymon after the incident in a hotel where the team was staying in Yorkshire in northern England, and then reported himself to BBC management.
In a statement, Tymon said the incident was “very regrettable” and said the presenter was a “unique talent”.
“I am well aware that many will be sorry his involvement in the show should end in this way,” the producer said.
The suspension of Clarkson, viewed by fans as a straight-talking man-of-the-people and by detractors as a boorish bigot, sparked nationwide debate.
Clarkson was already on his last warning from the BBC, for whom he has worked since 1988, after drawing fire over a string of inflammatory remarks.
He was accused of using the N-word while reciting an old nursery rhyme in leaked footage, something he denied, and of making a racially offensive comment about an Asian man.
Top Gear has also been criticised over jokes at the expense of Albanians, Romanians, Germans and Mexicans.
Last year, the team fled Argentina after residents hurled stones at a Porsche Clarkson was driving whose licence plates appeared to make reference the Falklands War.