Of course you all know who that man in the picture is, don't you? He's Jeremy Clarkson, one of the stars of Top Gear, the BBC's hilarious automotive variety show. Its 18th series just premiered on BBC America this past Monday, with more new episodes airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT.

We include this preamble because the powers that be at the BBC have kindly suggested that if we want to use this photo of their Mr. Clarkson, we do so "for show promotion only."

Now that we've taken care of that, we'll get on with the news, which of course, pertains to the aforementioned celebrity rankling yet another group in Britain. This time it's a result of Clarkson's commentary in The Sun newspaper, calling people who commit suicide by jumping under trains "selfish," suggesting that trains should be put back on schedule after these incidents as soon as possible. According to a report by Press Gazette, five groups who assist suicide victims and their families have complained to the Press Complaints Commission, stating their belief that Clarkson and his newspaper employer violated a clause pertaining to "intrusion into grief."

The Sun apologized, according to the report, removed Clarkson's column from its website and agreeing to train its staff in reporting suicide sensitively, among other concessions.

Given Clarkson's long history of seemingly attempting to offend everyone in Britain, from its clergy to public sector unions, if not the world (particularly Indians), we wonder if he'll actually be forced to complete the training. And if he does, we can only imagine what an amazing BBC special that might make.


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      Rikell Quintero
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what's the problem again?hahaha
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Committing suicide under a train is INCREDIBLY selfish. Not for the inconvenience to passengers- but to the drivers. Same goes for jumping infront of a bus or a car. There is nothing worse than completely ruining some strangers life by killing yourself on their windshield.
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honestly, if you force anyone else to watch you die against their will, you're a selfish *******. Do it at home, if you must.
      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why should anyone, including Jeremy Clarkson, should have to worry about offending people who commit suicide. After all, they're dead!
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you choose to commit suicide, which I hope not and I'll admit I've been at that point a few times, don't let anymore people suffer than you already will. What about the conductor and staff that are gonna feel responsible and guilty for the rest of their lives? What about the passengers and their children that have to watch the bloody aftermath? And what about the people that actually have deadlines to make for extremely important matters. First off just don't commit suicide. Try to get help.
      teamplayers99
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really feel that if we all had no filter over what we say (like Mr. Clarkson has seemed to achieve) we would enjoy a more honest world.
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      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Clarkson said nothing wrong so why is he in trouble . This is proof of how badly things are in our world today when I have to waste my time reading this BS .
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF...particularly Indians? Where did that come from?!
        Xedicon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dtrump_21
        The India special where Jezza made fun of needing a toilet build into the back of your car because you'll get the runs from the water there... because it's true. Other than that he made numerous comments about the beauty and wonder of the place, so of course everyone latches onto the joke about needing to go potty rather than all the rest of his admiration for the place. Seriously people need to lighten up a bit. :)
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Xedicon
          The India special was 70% praising, 30% poking fun of the people and the country. And for entertainment purposes it was pretty much 100% accurate. As an Indian I found it great fun to watch, but perhaps a tiny bit too held back.
      Chuggowitz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Particularly Indians? You mean particularly Mexicans, right?
      ssbjohn
      • 2 Years Ago
      clarkson ? sensitivity training ? when pigs fly i would think .
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