The who have Top Gear insulted this week thread

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It's nice seeing that the Mexican government has their shit in order; something said on a BBC programme is far worse then their ongoing issues with drugs and numerous murders.
You forgot, they're too lazy to take care of their own problems... it's easier to point the finger at someone else for blaming them. Haha... /sarcasm.

I'm not a fan of Mexico and their government's corruption, but I thought these three were quite excessive going on about this stereotype.

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I hope people are taking a moment to fill out the complaint form.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/
LOL... I'll pass. Let them be what they want to be, if I disagree with it that badly, I'll just stop watching.

I wonder how often the praise option gets clicked.
Will book mark the link so next time the BBC does something brilliant,I will let them know.
(I know they don't give a shit about what I think.)
There's a separate form for that!!

https://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/templates/bbcfaqs/emailstatic/emailPage

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LOL... I'll pass. Let them be what they want to be, if I disagree with it that badly, I'll just stop watching.


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Adding to the numbers of those who've complained cannot hurt anything. A car/explosion/fall down show should not contain jokes that venture that far into the world of xenophobia and bigotry.
 

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Views of this show shouldn't be so serious, after all they are watching this show and should know better.

Without stereotypes a lot of funny comics wouldn't have any jokes.
 

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Views of this show shouldn't be so serious, after all they are watching this show and should know better.

Without stereotypes a lot of funny comics wouldn't have any jokes.
You're entitled to your opinion. Funny comics don't typically take things as far as Top Gear did unless they are doing it about their own ethnic or racial background. This may not make that kind of behavior "okay," but it is seen as being more acceptable because they are speaking about themselves. Good examples of this would be people like Chris Rock or Richard Pryor. There are simply just better ways to make comedy so that the viewer can stomach it.
 
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Yes we want 'hard working' xenophobic stereotyping.

As a side issue:
I always found it odd that the Spanish and Portugese got South America, and the British and French got North America - look who ended up rich and who poor. I would have thought that South America has at least the same potential as North America. I wonder what went wrong, perhaps they did not have a revolution/freedom at the right time? Anyone know?
what about the British and French Africa? or Haiti, French Guiana?

the exploration/colonization model from north and south America were quite different, each part if their struggles, challenges and history

anyway, about the Mexico jokes, I have nothing to do with Mexico, but I thought it was really unnecessary and uncalled for, also quite unfunny... but whatever
 

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I've got to be honest the whole mexican segment seemed like it was shoehorned in as an excuse to say something that would get them in the papers this week. I think that's a bit sad really. I think they might have jumped the shark with that bit.
 

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I've got to be honest the whole mexican segment seemed like it was shoehorned in as an excuse to say something that would get them in the papers this week. I think that's a bit sad really. I think they might have jumped the shark with that bit.
agree'd. also, i would rather have taco bell over kidney pie any day.
 

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I think it was probably okay for the UK. In the United States (where I'm from as well) it wouldn't fly at all. The Mexicans here pick our crops, build our houses and build our office buildings. If you go to a Home Depot in most cities, they are there looking for work.

People here like to blame the illegal immigrants for all kinds of things, but they almost never look to the real guilty party in this issue... the people who give illegal immigrants jobs in order to pay less than minimum wage without having to abide the by the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
I'm not sure if you realize this but this could be taken as an insult too, as you basically just said "mexicans are illegal immigrants who only do menial labor and hang out in front of a hardware store to beg for jobs". That doesn't exactly paint a positive image of them better than fat and lazy. They might have gone too far with their comments but you are being a bit bad too.
 

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I'm not sure if you realize this but this could be taken as an insult too, as you basically just said "mexicans are illegal immigrants who only do menial labor and hang out in front of a hardware store to beg for jobs". That doesn't exactly paint a positive image of them better than fat and lazy. They might have gone too far with their comments but you are being a bit bad too.
Umm? I stated what a lot of Mexicans do in this country to point out that they're not lazy. Unfortunately, I'm right that there are a lot of illegal immigrants who are Mexicans doing menial labor and other such low level jobs in this country. There are also many legal citizens who are Mexicans in the United States.

The majority of Mexicans who do come here illegally are looking for a better life. There are plenty of legal citizens of Mexican background living in this country who have jobs in professional fields. I hope that clears things up.
 

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I had to giggle at this one:
a few years back, there was a tv dramatization of some ghasty Edwardian soft-porn lesbian bilge on the BBC in which a scene depicted Anna Chancellor pleasuring her downstairs maid, er, downstairs with what looked like a policeman's truncheon.
The Graun's tv reviewer (might have been Sam Woolaston, prob not Nancy Banks-Smith) wrote: "it's not every day you see a leatherclad dildo on the BBC. Unless it's Jeremy Clarkson."
Actually, a few of the posters there have made the same observation as I did when I watched it. That the tirade was so protracted that it almost seemed to be a deliberate attempt to provoke outrage.

Given that Hammond was the main protagonist here, one is drawn to hypothesize that maybe he is trying to change his demographic appeal (?). Ancillary evidence being provided by the other current revelation about the taste of his knob. Is he looking to move out of children's television? If so, where to? Are they casting for a remake of The Young Ones? The new Vvyan Basterd perhaps?
 

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The problem I am having with your original statement you said something insulting about mexicans, then told everyone to complain to the BBC about Top Gear insulting mexicans.
You could also say "Many mexicans who come here are criminals like drug dealers and rapists." and that would also be true, because any selection of a large group of people regardless of race or nationality is going to have a bunch of bad people, especially if the selection is doing something like illegally entering a country. That's like saying the majority of people in X third world country who steal have to. Sure there are plenty who do but that doesn't mean the vast majority of people committing X crime are in fact doing it for good moral reasons.
Just because something is true doesn't mean it isn't something that isn't insulting when applied to the entire population and the way you sounded if you had made that comment on TV you might have to issue an apology as well.
 
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