Friday, 6 February 2009

Clarkson Apologises

From Comrade Beeb

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has said he is sorry for calling Gordon Brown a "one-eyed Scottish idiot".

Err ... why?

... Royal National Institute for Blind People called the comment offensive.

"Any suggestion that equates disability with incompetence is totally unacceptable" said chief executive Lesley-Anne Alexander.

Oh FFS! This is getting silly now.


The Filthy Engineer said...

Here it is:
In a statement issued through the BBC, he said: "In the heat of the moment, I made a remark about his appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologise."

Note that he didn't apologise about being scottish and an idiot!

well done that man.

Witterings from Witney said...

Lesley-Anne Alexander obviously can't see what is under her nose! Maybe that is why she is is CE of that organisation!

Sue said...

I can think of a lot worse names to call him and I have!

It's hard to believe we have all become so hypersensitive. The world in which we live has so many REAL problems and grown men are now whinging about being called names.

It's all getting a bit pathetic!

Cate Munro said...

lol . . . its hillarious Dick! Bravo (and hope the tooth situ. eases soon!)

Dick Puddlecote said...

Well spotted, TFE, I hadn't noticed that. Well done that man, indeed. :-)

... and thanks Tory Totty, I'm sure it will ease after a few cans of the strongest stuff, though I think it would be wise to forego the Vindaloo tonight.

banned said...

Clarksons main message though uncommented upon remains in that Beeb report

""He ( Brown ) keeps telling us everything's fine and he's saved the world and we know he's lying"

Bravo Jeremy.
ps. Never Apologise, Never Explain.

Neal Asher said...

Brown is scottish, he has one eye and he's an idiot. Why does the truth need an apology?