• Nov 24, 2009
Top Gear in Romania – click above to watch video

Another day, another country that hates Jeremy Clarkson's guts. Or at least, another country that is seeking an apology from the Top Gear host for his no doubt rude, but no doubter funny comments about said country. In this case, it's the former Iron Curtain nation of Romania. Seems that during the series' season 14 opener, Jezza had some less than flattering observations about the country that shot former "Conductor" Nicolae Ceau┼čescu and his wife before they could even be tied up and blindfolded.

Clarkson's offending remarks? He referred to Romania as "Borat country." He also donned the silly-looking pork pie hat above and stated, "I'm wearing this hat so the gypsies think I am one. I'm told they can be violent if they don't like the look of you." He also called Romanian water "Communist water" and mentioned that Romanians like to express their sense of humor with guns. Pretty innocuous stuff if you ask us. Especially compared to cracks Clarkson's made about other non-British places. Like Germany, America and Malaysia. Regardless, the Romanian government is apparently expecting an apology. We think they'd have a better chance at satisfaction by issuing a Whamber Alert. In any case, you can see the offending footage in its entirety by clicking through to the jump.

[Sources: Telegraph; YouTube]









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      • 5 Years Ago
      Waiting for Clarkson to mouth off about Muslims. A fatwa could be a career limiting move.
        • 5 Years Ago
        More like grave entering move......
      • 5 Years Ago
      But he DID thank Romania for having them and that they wanted to stay forever because of the incredible roads at the end.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha Ha.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude I have got to find a way to get their job.
      This is just awesome.
      I never wanted to go to Romania until now.
      The DBS just looked gorgeous.

      That road just looked absolutely phenomenal...
      l.pd
      • 3 Years Ago
      To begin, the hat he is wearing in the picture is not part of a gypsy tradition...it's a hat like any other and people all over the world used to wear it centuries ago and some people still do. In Romania, the hat is generally worn by peasants because they prefer to follow traditions. Centuries ago that hat was worn by the upper class... Therefore, in my opinion when you try making a joke, get the story right! I can't stand impolite people. You could be funny without acting like an... As for people who think it's advertising...seriously?Maybe you should thing deeper. There are lot's of humorous stuff you could say about Romania, find some that are real and funny. To all of you who are offending the Romanian ambassador: shame on you, especially if you are Romanian. Your inability to respect ambassadors and other excellencies is part of the reasons to why Romania is regressing. All you do is blame the politicians and the system and if you get a chance to change something, you do exactly the same mistakes. So please... I am sick and tired of your constant criticisms and lack of respect !
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmmmm.... did anyone else notice that the Ferrari Nav system is made by the same nitwit that makes the Chrysler MyGig system? I experience the same frustration with the voice commands to the point that it is simply not worth using at all.
      matthew
      • 5 Years Ago
      He makes fun of everyone! What kind of show would it be if he didn't?! LOL Whamber alert.
      • 5 Years Ago
      From the photo above it's getting easier to hate Clarkson's guts, as they are seemingly becoming a bigger target.

      • 5 Years Ago
      in other news Americans are fat, british have bad teeth, asians have small wangs, so of course romania is going to have shady gypsie characters.

      Stereotypes exist for a reason, if you are smart you will laugh at them (even if they are about you), then move along. If you are an uptight butt who can't take a joke turn off your TV and go read a book. Everybody wins!
      • 5 Years Ago
      My roommate's from Romania....he Laughed at the jokes lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's odd, because i *also* distinctinly remember Clarkson heaping praises of romania being an "amazing"and "beautiful" country. They need to chill out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Either way, Clarkson is everyone's crazy, offensive, slob uncle. He says stuff that's completely untrue or totally idiotic but you still gotta love him.

        Romania needs to relax. As I recall, he gave 'em far more praise than he's ever bestowed on America (which has also received far more ridicule). And yet, we Americans still tune in, happily.

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