- Feb 2, 2011
- Dallas, TX USA.
- Golf GTI MKV, Golf 2.5 2011, Mustang GT, GL-1100
Hypocrisy? It is not up to Mexicans to defend the other nationalities. If French and German feel it is cool that they say such things about them, then its one of two... 1) It is somewhat true or completely true, 2) it is not true at all.Even though I understand the irritation of some forum members about what was said in the last episode of Top Gear, I cannot really sympathize. Instead I have a strange feeling of witnessing some double moral standards here.
Because I would bet some money on the fact, that the same Mexicans, who now complain about having been insulted, laughed at Top Gear's insults of other nationalities before. I'm quite sure they laughed or grinned at tasteless comments about Americans being incesteous rednecks, Germans still all being Nazis inside or French being lazy peasants who burn cars all the time.
It's all funny, ha ha ha -- as long as you're not on the recieving end of the TG humor.
So now Mexicans have gotten their share. So what? Take it like men, for crying out loud. Being insulted by Top Gear is almost a commendation. Get over it. I also sometimes frown about some tasteless jokes on Germans invading Poland, or when James May repeatedly uses the Auschwitz motto "Arbeit macht frei" (Work sets you free) in various TG episodes.
No one ever complained about that, though... and frankly I'd rather be called fat and lazy, than repeatedly being mentioned in one breath with Hitler's regime.
Top Gear is an entertainment show with a strong emphasis on satire and parody. Anyone who takes the show too serious, clearly has trouble with perception in my eyes. The show lives from generalizations and clich?s. Watching it is knowing that. Don't like that kind of humor? Then don't watch it.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. But when perception becomes selective, when you laugh about jokes on Americans, the French, Germans, Australians or anyone else and then complain, when you are a victim of TG humor for a change, I call that hypocrisy.
In fact, from a Mexican point of view, and ignorant casual viewer might say... wow! So the Germans are still killing Jews? Wow, so the French are lazy and their vehicles suck? WOW! Revealing! Because some people are THAT gullible.
My wife is a Registered Nurse but as a single mother, never had the time to travel or culturize herself. The first time I took her to meet my family and friends she was concerned about if we were going to have electricity and internet. She received a surprise when she was received in a 7 bedroom home with maids... and yes... with internet and electricity.