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Top Gear Race Row: BBC Velly Solly For Calling An Asian Man A Slope

by | 23rd, April 2014

ON Top Gear’s colonialism-in-a car-style trip to Myanmar, Jeremy Clarkson looked at the bridge her and his two sidekicks had built over the River Kwai (did you see what they did there?) and observed the “slope” on it.

 

 

The show’s executive producer Andy Wilman says it was a “joke referencing both the build quality of the bridge and the local Asian man who was crossing it”.

He is velly solly for an offence caused. It was all done accidentally on purpose, maybe.

The BBC tells us:

The use of the word which is a derogatory term for people

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