Those three friendly-and-really-very-politically-correct lads from Top Gear actually managed to offend someone! Who’d have guessed it?
According to BBC News the Mexican ambassador to London who ever so slightly irked. The report states that: “Mexico’s ambassador in London has complained to the BBC over “offensive, xenophobic and humiliating” comments made about his country on Top Gear.”
What was all the fuss about? The usual. Apparently Richard “Hamster” Hammond, whilst describing a Mexican car, stated that as vehicles reflected national characteristics so “Mexican cars are just going to be lazy”.
In case that wasn’t enough, he further clarified that “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.”
Jeremy Clarkson of course wasn’t going to be left out of the fun. He reassured Hammond that he was confident he “would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.”
Apparently he was wrong. The dude was very much awake. And very much cranky. Aye Carumba!
These okes are classic!