- Jun 29, 2010
- NC, USA
- 2x-'93 Nissan 240sx V/C, '03 Infiniti G35 C
I did spot this:
I did spot this:
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.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.
I wonder how often the praise option gets clicked.
LOL... I'll pass. Let them be what they want to be, if I disagree with it that badly, I'll just stop watching.
There's a separate form for that!!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.)
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.LOL... I'll pass. Let them be what they want to be, if I disagree with it that badly, I'll just stop watching.
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.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.
what about the British and French Africa? or Haiti, French Guiana?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?
agree'd. also, i would rather have taco bell over kidney pie any day.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.
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.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.
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.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.
I had to giggle at this one:If you want some entertaining reading check out the comments here:
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.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."