Mexican is a nationality. Hispanic is a race. If anything, it's xenophobia, not racism.Where I'm from, there are two types of Mexicans: The illegal ones, who are very hard-working and can be hired to fix things on your house or your farm (they tend to work hard so they can make as much money as possible for their families, good people really), and the legal ones, who are very lazy, can't drive, don't learn English and live off of welfare.
That may sound racist, but unfortunately, it's true.
I didn't even know the Aussie version came out already. Anyone have an HTTP download link?Mexican is a nationality. Hispanic is a race. If anything, it's xenophobia, not racism.
Anyway. Episode was a bit "meh", though I did enjoy bits and pieces of the Ashes as I've not watched it since downloading TG Australia's take. For those who haven't seen it, I encourage you to download it, as the Aussie POV is much better than the UK one (at least IMO), and you get to see some of the stuff the Aussies had to do that didn't make it to original recipe TG.
Doubt it. TG is hardly a bastion of fact, truthfulness, and understatement, is it?Boris was more entertaining than I thought he would be. Do you think nothing will come from the speeding admission in Italy way back?
Nor was anyone else, I think!I was not sure what he was refering to about how UK cars having their pedals the wrong way?
The TG guys often make jokes about Aussies but we don't complain.Maybe it's because we have a sense of humour,unlike people from certain other countries.Everyone should lighten up. That is about all. It was funny as was bringing in the Aussie guys in a prison transport.
I agree with what you say, and they may have said what they did to create controversy as it's part of the show's appeal. However, when talking about nationality, race, religion or ethnicity in the past they've never taken it this far. Richard actually said "I'm sorry but just imagine waking up and remembering you're Mexican." This goes beyond what could be termed making fun of something and dives headfirst into the realm of flat out bigotry. Richard's statement paints being a person who is Mexican as a negative thing. That's where the line was crossed more than anything else.I'm a bit on the fence about the Mexico stuff, really. On one hand, you do have to wonder "How far is too far?". On the other hand, they've made fun of various nationalities for years -- Australians, Americans, French, Dutch, Germans -- and no one from any of those countries (higher-ups or otherwise) have said a thing. How many Mexicans watch Top Gear anyway? And are they familiar enough with the show to realize this?
Plus, there's the fact, as mentioned, that the boys play up various bits of their personality for the cameras and the audience. I bet if you asked either of the three what they really think, without a camera in their face, you'll likely get very different responses from what we'd see on telly. To add, Jeremy once said, in regards to his columns at least, that he doesn't believe what he writes. Somehow, I suspect that translates to what he says on television, too.
Sorry MATE but you are not speaking on my behalf.On behalf of all Australia. I would like to apologies for the quality of this top gear episode
You now clearly understand how us the Aussies feel about our version of top gear. Sort embarrassment and lost feeling
However I have Good News...... There isn't any new episodes of Top Gear Australia being made
Unless Top Gear UK recycles the the Shane Warne content cause Clarkson included
The context of the Australian bit was that it was already aired prior to the most recent (and last apparently) seasons of TG AUS. It was the first episode with the two newer hosts and Steve and it was all meant to be a loose comparison of car culture between the two countries.This was a very Meh episode for me. The GTO segment was pretty good, but the rest was forgettable. The cheating on the aussie segment was funny at times, but I found myself more curious about what would have happened if everything was legit. It became way too predictable almost immediately. But the rally race was awesome, so the segment is redeemed a bit.
7/10, most of it was around a 2-3, but the rally race and GTO were a solid 9-10.