Jeremy Clarkson has drawn the ire of critics once again, this time for comments made in his column. While discussing the eco feature on his LG flat screen TV, the Top Gear presenter said that using the feature "dims the screen so much, every programme looks like it's being presented by Lenny Henry in a cave."
Henry is a black comedian.

The two have a history of butting heads after they cohosted a celebrity telethon, but the racially tinged jab is just the latest in a series of cringe-worthy jokes from the UK personality.

Previously, Clarkson and his compatriots on Top Gear managed to rile the Mexican government over disparaging comments made toward a supercar company based in the country, and last year's Christmas special garnered the ire of Muslims when Top Gear hosts Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond dressed in the traditional garments of the religion's women. Those episodes garnered apologies from Top Gear, the BBC and Clarkson himself, but there's no indication as to whether the latest comments will require similar atonement.


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      Blue
      • 4 Years Ago
      People with dark skin are harder to see in the dark. It's not racist. He didn't even mention a particular ethnicity. I'm guessing that Lenny Henry probably doesn't give a ****.
      • 4 Years Ago
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      EZEE
      • 4 Years Ago
      The definition of racism is the belief that one race is superior to another, or conversely, that a race is inferior to others. How is what he said racist? Not partcularly funny, but he did not comment on a race, just the skin tone. And honestly - if you put a dark object in an area with low light, is it not more difficult to see than a lighter colored object? This does not say that the dark object is inferior to the lighter colored object. Could the same then be true if the objects were replaced by people? But keep it up - maybe soon when real racism occurs, we will all be so jaded by 'chicken little' cries of racism, that it will have lost all meaning. And here AutoBlog is, not even putting scare quotes around 'racist.' Great job guys.
      MTU 5.0
      • 4 Years Ago
      Racism not found.
      Mike McDonald
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is pure BS. These people criticizing him really need to get lives.
      Dan
      • 4 Years Ago
      This isn't racist.
      Kirby
      • 4 Years Ago
      Black Guy here ......Coming from Jeremy Clarkson ...hillarious !!!!!
      AntBee
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sh*t was funny, no racism found here! Oh, and I'm Black and still found it funny as hell!
      G8DUDE
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am sorry, I don't think it was all that racist. It was more a jab...... Can't we all just laugh
      Eaha
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hahaha that wasn't even racist.
      BrunoT
      • 4 Years Ago
      Since when is it a put-down to be called dark skinned? Sounds like some people have an inferiority complex. (actually it's mostly PC guilt ridden whites who care about this stuff. Black people know they're black.) The outrage would be ZERO if the guy joked that "every programme looks like it's being presented by Edgar Winters in a snow storm".
      LaMar Green
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am black and I just read his joke 5 times and I am in no way offended. I am actually having a hard time figuring out how anyone could be offended by it. Racist? Not even close.
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