There's just no telling what sort of trouble the zany hosts of Top Gear will get into next. Recent months have seen Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond garner the ire of at least two world religions and an entire nation among other offenses. As you'd expect, the antics of the BBC trio don't look to be slowing anytime soon.
Clarkson has recently caused two stirs on separate occasions, first by parking in a handicap spot on TV and second by joking that he had a cancer scare at one point during his life. May also parked in a disabled space while the two were discussing the merits and drawbacks of two electric cars – a Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot iOn in the episode of Top Gear that aired in Blighty over the weekend.

The shot drew sharp criticism from awareness groups.

Clarkson's cancer comments came from his newspaper column, and the controversial comment arrived on the heels of BBC DJ Chris Evans recently announcing that he'd had a few growths removed from his bowel after a routine checkup. Clarkson joked that his doctors had found cancer in his bowels, too, but he hadn't had time to have the growths removed. Evans' father died from bowel cancer.

So, do these latest acts upset you, or are they much ado about nothing? Have your say in Comments.


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      Gnacho
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had cancer, colon. Joke about it all the time. I'd go insane if I didn't. Non issue, move on.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jeremy Clarkson made an inappropriate joke? Wait, isn't that why we think he's funny in the first place?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tippy Dobbs
        That's the reason why I'm such a big fan of Clarkson. Every show, he makes every attempt to piss at least one group off and to see how the reaction goes. He shows how politically correct this world is and how it makes the world worse by being PC. Every time I read an article about Jeremy and his comments, it makes me question if this world really has a sense of humor anymore.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The parking in the handicap spot part is a total d-bag move, and this is coming from a Clarkson fan. I really don't give a crap about the joke. Some people like dark humor (I would probably say I'm one of them), so that's a non-issue.
        Biggs
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I will agree with you Hazdaz, I like Clarkson. Parking in a Handicap spot is a d-bag move, and him making a off the cuff comment is just him. It is actually one reason why I like him.
        SooooRight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Exactly
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Parking in a handicap spot IN A LOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC is a D-bag move. Parking in a handicap spot IN A LOT CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE PURPOSES OF FILMING A TV SHOW is not. Learn the difference.
          Kimithechamp
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          creamwobbly, I'm going to assume your the ass.
          Synthono
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          Except, it was closed to the public. You cannot do the setups used in that sequence in an open lot - it would be dangerous and an insurance problem, especially since TG is popular enough to attract crowds. While they might not have closed the entire lot (though it was a small and relatively secluded lot, so they probably DID close the whole thing) they blocked off a large portion of it, because that's the only way to get shots. There are some huge crowds in some of the sequences - the push sequence shows quite well the kind of crowds the show can generate - if you'll pay attention, that's why things are blocked off. Some of their setups do not require closing roads or parking lots - driving on public roads they just use a camera car, some of the on foot stuff can be managed with just a camera, since it's not a big setup - but that car park and the shots they got in it required it to be blocked.
      jps0429
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clarkson is a douche, but that is just his character! I'm sure he is aware of his actions and what he says, this is just another way to keep him & the show in the spotlight.
      Jon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand the issue, ok fine, he made a comment, unless he was saying something incorrect and directly at the person in question that was degrading and not true, BFD. As for the parking... they were filming, and probably not for a very long time, i'm sure if someone would have needed the spot they would have moved. Its not like he parked somewhere and went in for a meal or something.... People need to chill out a little bit. Hes a personality, known for controversy.
      Blackstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Both my grandfather's died colon cancer. My father had colon cancer. I'm probably going to die of colon cancer. I don't find his comments offensive at all. I find awareness groups offensive and believe that people should stop being over sensitive politically correct ******* about everything.
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Blackstar
        thank you, you cant say anything without offending someone.
      Willy Pupo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyway...
      BRKF06
      • 3 Years Ago
      Um...Edmunds parks in disabled spots all the time for their blog pictures. It happens frequently. As a disabled person I'm used to seeing it in the media. Shrug.
        Kimithechamp
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BRKF06
        And BRKF06 call me out if I'm way off, but I'd guess TV crews arent a handicapped person's biggest problem in the lifespan of parking...
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very offensive, because all of Clarkson's JOKES are intended to be factual statements. And for the handicap thing, its television, and everything on TV is real. Non-issue here, move along folks.
      Fonin
      • 3 Years Ago
      considering the number if illegitimate handicap placards (or use of) i see daily...
      Júlio Molchan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyway, let's do the news !
      Justin Robertson
      • 3 Years Ago
      And nothing will happen to him I'd like to read the story/antic that would get him fired, it'd be a doozie
        Jarda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Robertson
        Top Gear can not fire Clarkson, it is Clarkson who can fire Top Gear
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