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Charity calls for BBC apology after Clarkson 'growth' jibe

Post by GD on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 4:49 pm

In an episode of the BBC motoring show broadcast last Sunday, Mr Clarkson likened a Japanese car with a large bulge on the back to a “really ugly” growth.

He suggested that people “wouldn’t talk to [the car] at a party” and did an impression of the elephant man, the disfigured Victorian character, after fellow presenter Richard Hammond dubbed the vehicle “the elephant car”.

James Partridge, the chief executive of charity Changing Faces, said that Mr Clarkson’s comments “create a culture of ridicule and bullying” against people who are ill, disabled or have unusual features.

“Mocking people with a disfigurement, a facial growth in this case, is irresponsible and extremely offensive. People with disfigurements experience discrimination and bullying which occasionally includes violence,” said Mr Partridge.

The charity has written a letter of complaint to Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog, and the BBC, which has received 55 complaints about the broadcast.(from Telegraph)


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Post by Thistle on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:57 pm

clarkson is a loudmouthed vulgar creature who needs to be taken off tv altogether
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Post by kingcolemk on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:21 am

He is a professional wind up merchant, that's how he makes a living. So long as people keep rising to his baits he will make lots of loverly lolly.

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Post by Alpy on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 5:05 pm

if you don't like him then don't watch!!
55 complaints from millions off viewers is very little.
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Post by Thistle on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:55 pm

i dont since a previous remark he made that upset a lot more than 55 people x
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