British television watchdog Ofcom has ruled Jeremy Clarkson didn't violate any broadcasting rules when the Top Gear presenter suggested he would deal with striking public workers by taking the time to "execute them in front of their families." While Clarkson later went on to apologize for the remarks after labor unions began making noise about potential legal action, Ofcom said that the comments were meant as satire in their context. BBC has notoriously strict impartiality laws. The report went on to say that given Clarkson's history of controversial comments, viewers are aware of his likelihood to offend.

Ofcom also said the presenter's comments weren't a reflection of his actual beliefs. Clarkson has seemingly made a second career out of garnering the ire of various groups. The equal-opportunity offender has managed to rile Indians, Mexicans, women, Christians, the Welsh, cancer survivors and most of the Arab world at one time or another. That's quite the run.


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      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      1: Offend everyone tongue in cheek 2: Get massive negative publicity by media and butthurts 3: Become a notorious idol of anti PC for many millions of people 4: Don't give a f*** 5: ??? 6: PROFIT!!!
      PoMoMangler
      • 2 Years Ago
      I believe he has also offended the Morris Minor Owners Club on more than one occasion.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PoMoMangler
        Really, I always thought the whole piano on a roof thing was a tribute to the solid build quality of old British cars he likes so much ;)
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      " The equal-opportunity offender has managed to rile Indians, Mexicans, women, Christians, the Welsh, cancer survivors and most of the Arab world at one time or another." What about the group they offend more than any other? Us Americans! They've gone on insulting us too long! We should just boycott TG BBC until they apologize! Nah, who am I kidding? We'll still watch them, Yankee-insults and everything.
      htwheels65
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boo to whiney PC cry-babies! Cheers to Jeremy!!!
      Todd Dunning
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clarkson - bad for Unions, Mao Tse-Tung, and Girlie Men everywhere.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the typical pussification of the World. Everyone will laugh and laugh while he makes fun of (insert ethnic or social class), but when he picks on THEIR class, oh hell no! He talks down to America all the time, but I just have to laugh because he does that for everyone.
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great show and good for Clarkson. Glad to see someone has the balls to not be politically correct all the time and worry about it !!
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clarkson for GOP nominee for President. Of course he'd have to produce his birth certificate!!
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sadly enough the more popular a show or a person from that show becomes more popular the more people they will offend one way or another. Clarkson makes all sorts of comments on just about every issue on every show. If taken out of context with respect to the show and the humor intended I am sure his comments are not just isolated to the groups mentioned above. People need to grow up and actually listen before they react and understand in which context things are said.
      porsha993
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clarkson is awesome and Top Gear is the best show on TV. (I'm talking about the UK Top Gear, not the US bastardized version, which is unwatchable.) Wheather it's cars or people, Clarkson tells it like it is without sugar coating it or checking with the PC Morons.
      Darren Berry
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats jeremy clarkson. deal with it or stop watching top gear .he normally has it right anyhow.
      StevieJacks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog - get your facts right!! His actual comment was along the lines of the fact that "Some people" might say the protesters should be shot - and the fact that he'd already given the other side of the argument (i.e. supporting the protesters) before he said this. Ofcom's report backs this up, as it was plain to those of us who watched the whole thing, and points out that, indeed, that it was taking the mickey out of the situation. Autoblog, you might want to correct this article and make it more balanced - by pointing out this major fact - instead of pandering to those who are easily offended.
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