Pretty much every time Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson opens his mouth these days, someone takes offense, which does make it hard to tell whether Clarkson is actually offensive.

The latest complaints have come after the Top Gear Christmas special, in which Clarkson and his posse go to India on a "trade mission." According to The Telegraph, the BBC has received 23 complaints about the show, in which Clarkson is charged with making insensitive remarks about Indian clothing, trains, food and history.

Clarkson's "funny" bits on the show included dropping his pants in front of Indian dignitaries and outfitting a Jaguar XJS with a toilet seat and then driving around Indian slums, according to the report. Clarkson reportedly described the Jag as "perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots."

While we haven't seen the episode, we do know that the XJS has a reputation for crapping out with some frequency. Before you fire up the torrents, check out the episode trailer after the jump.


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      SPG1
      • 3 Years Ago
      lighten the **** up, insensitive bastards
      leunamme
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dislike how Autoblog "AOL News" journalists write about things related to something they haven't done thorough research on...in this case an episode of Top Gear they have not yet watched. Nonetheless, about the topic, people need to stop being offended, especially when the statements are true. I am of Indian origin, 100%. It is common knowledge that if you have been out of the country for an extended period of time, expect to get diarrhea. Be careful of the water you drink, just like any other country you are visiting. No need to be offended...Jeremy Clarkson just made fun of some facts of life. Move along.
      indimini
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only 23 complaints from a population of 1.2 billion -- clearly Clarkson showed great restraint.
        ImUrOBGYN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @indimini
        Almost exactly what I was thinking. Out of all the people who in the world who watch this program or know someone who does, only 23 complaints. Half of those probably aren't even from Indians. lol
      SuperSkyline89
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm Indian and I loved every second of it. The only way anyone could be offended is if they have no self-respect and confidence. They need to grow a pair.
      Brian Bell
      • 3 Years Ago
      I watched this episode last night with a friend who was in India for two months last year. When it was over he said, "well, that's India"
      Saracen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, out of half a billion viewers, a whopping 23 complained. That might be the lowest percentage of complaints generated by any TV program, ever. Slow news day?
      Carlos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Out of the millions upon millions of people who watched this show (more than likely), 23 people complained and this is somehow news? I'm willing to bet that ratio applies to anything on TV these days. Don't want to be offended? Don't watch it. Want some fairhanded documentary style exploration of India? Go somewhere else? Top Gear has been on long enough that you should know what you're getting when you watch it. Stop ruining the fun for the rest of us.
      Mundotaku
      • 3 Years Ago
      23 complaints? That's all???? Come on, 23 silly complains don't deserve an article.
      Max Finkel
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm hilarious and I thought it was Indian.
      Will
      • 3 Years Ago
      Worst Top Gear special yet. Don't bother firing up a torrent for this one, I did and it was a waste of bandwidth. Also, it might be offensive if you are overly sensitive and/or looking to nail Clarkson on something...maybe.
      rocketmoose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well. It's true. Anyone whom goes there will get the trots.
        Dayv
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rocketmoose
        I know a few who haven't. One guy actually had exactly the opposite problem for weeks after arriving.
        ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rocketmoose
        Whom goes there?
          turbomonkey2k
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
          The ignoracenti like to say whom. It sounds like something smart people say. Sadly they can seldom distinguish nominative and objective cases.
      Mellena
      • 3 Years Ago
      hes not lying when he says everyone gets the trots. its not offensive if its true. the world is too sensitive, get over it.
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