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British Humour In Crisis: Japan Bans Fry And Mexico Hates Top Gear

by | 4th, February 2011

TOP Gear front man Jeremy Clarkson and his sidekicks have fallen foul of  Mexico . The country’s ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora has made a complaint to the BBC about comments made by Richard Hammond in his latest attempt to brown nose Clarkson:

In the show, during a discussion about a sports car made by Mexican firm Mastretta, presenter Richard Hammond said vehicles reflected national characteristics.

“Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat,” he said.

He forgot to mention the cocaine and the flu. But he did add:

“These offensive, xenophobic and humiliating remarks only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate prejudice against Mexico and its people.”

The BBC says the joke “may appear offensive to those who have not watched the programme or who are unfamiliar with its humour “.

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