Jeremy Clarkson may be many things to many people, but politically correct is not one of them. It is, after all, his opinionated nature that makes him who he is. But every once in a while – okay, more than every once in a while – he falls afoul of offending one group of people or another. And this time, it's the gay community.

The outspoken host of BBC's Top Gear recently tweeted a picture of himself on a plane to his 2.8-million Twitter followers. Next to his head in the picture is a sign with an arrow pointed to his head with the word "gay" followed by another word that we won't reprint here – let's just say it starts with the letter "C" and rhymes with the way you might kick a football to the opposing team. Or then the sign could be pointing at his co-host, James May, but that would hardly make it any less controversial.

Following outcries from his fans and detractors, Clarkson hastily deleted the photo from Twitter and posted the following apology:



Whether said apology will be accepted by the fans he offended remains to be seen, but it wasn't the first time and surely won't be the last that Clarkson will have offended some group or another. He is, after all, the least politically correct BBC television host... in the world.


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      johnnyhedwardsjr
      • 11 Months Ago
      Soon we will have to apologize for not being gay.
        mbukukanyau
        • 11 Months Ago
        @johnnyhedwardsjr
        Hopefully soon Gays will be more tolerant of opposing views.
          clquake
          • 11 Months Ago
          @mbukukanyau
          Most don't care about the views. They get pissed (and rightfully so) when they are legally prevented from living like every one else.
      fartcanman
      • 11 Months Ago
      If you support gay marriage or any of this evil sodomy, you either are gay or are secretly gay. Normal people understand the threat which this plague posses towards traditional marriage and the American morale. Leave it to big government liberals (communists) to force us Americans to support this blasphemy. We are a country based on Christian values, and the Bible CLEARLY says that homosexuality is an insult to God. God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
        Terry Actill
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        Most hateful and thankfully downvoted post I have seen in months on Autoblog. Shouldn't you be off fondling Baby Jesus statues in church?
        Lachmund
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        oh wow..better get back in your cave, fart caveman
          Lachmund
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Lachmund
          actually quite well, thank you. at least it's not a catholic one so I learn stuff about life and not about ghosts.
        rsholland
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        And this bit of wisdom is coming from someone named "fartcanman."
        Brex
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        Your post is as unsophisticated and juvenile as your username. The only threat that I can see is that you might spawn progeny that will foul the gene pool.
        Matt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        Straight men don't devote one second of thought to what gay dudes are doing in their bedrooms. If you find yourself sitting around thinking about other dudes fvcking, then you might be the "secretly gay" one.
          Brex
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Matt
          Perfect. I think that fart's secret is out.
          fartcanman
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Matt
          Yes, normal people are CONCERNED about the morals of America and how they are going downhill. Next thing you know,it will be legal to marry your dog. And did you even bother reading all of my post or are you dyslexic AS WELL as a big government liberal communist? We, as a nation, were founded on Christian values. What does it say in the Bible again about gays again? Yeah, that's what I thought.
          rcavaretti
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Matt
          Normal is not a word I would associate with the Christian Taliban, as found in the U.S.
        jessesrq
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        Adam and Steve are hot.
          David
          • 11 Months Ago
          @jessesrq
          Adal and Eve is even hotter.
        That Guy
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        "Normal people understand the threat which this plague posses towards traditional marriage" Funny. When I was little, it wasn't two random people that loved eachother and wanted to get married that threatened our family....... It was divorce. THAT is a FAR greater threat to marriage...... than allowing people who love eachother to get married.
        mylexicon
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        You know how its really annoying when atheists act like bigoted anti-theists. It's equally as annoying when religious people act like bigots. The Bible is talking about the hedonistic excesses of ancient societies where men would satisfy their sexual appetite by using and abusing people of both sexes, including slaves, prostitutes, and all other manner of second-class citizens. Gay monogamy is a completely different concept. Gay marriage doesn't have anything to do with homosexuality anyway. All unmarried people, gay or straight, face the same discrimination caused by an unfair tax system, antiquated community property laws, and government regulations that give our employers control of our healthcare (including people on our policies). The tragedy is that liberals only care about the political optics associated with gay marriage. They leave the other 95% of single people to rot.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        trololol
        rcavaretti
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fartcanman
        Such archaic and ignorant thinking. BTW, I second the notion, don't contaminate the gene pool with any offspring.
      hummer.h1.alpha
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm so F****** tired of hearing about the gays, the blacks, the muslims, etc and how offended they all are. I don't give a rats a** if your all offended.
        Steve
        • 11 Months Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        Spoken like an antiquated white man who is obviously a little short in the equipment level with a handle like "hummer h1" - compensate much? Nothing ever offends you? Aren't you lucky to be born white and straight and American and have no reason to ever be offended. I take offence to everything that you are. And I am white and straight too.
          hummer.h1.alpha
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Steve
          Yes stevie, I'm a very lucky man and I really don't have any reason to be offended. American, straight, Western European ancestry, young, college educated, a beautiful family, a great career and an awesome SUV (prius smasher). God bless America!
          Camaroman101
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Steve
          So sick of that, why is that always the go to insult? Guy drives a big car, a lifted truck, has a huge house, has a fast car etc. etc, why he must have a small penis. He is obviously overcompensating. You sound like a woman or a homersexual who likes imagaining guy's penis'.
          Steve
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Steve
          "Yes stevie,..." are you coming on to me? Oh, now I get. You are actually acting out as a gay basher because you are actually conflicted about the emotions you feel inside and hate yourself for it. You should love. You my friend is why most of the world hates people from America even though your country is populated with millions of lovely, tolerant people but you my friend think you are smart because you are college educated but have proven yourself to be quite ignorant. Why don't you waste a gallon of gas and hop in your rolling thunder to by some silicone wax and hair bleach for your wife.
          Steve
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Steve
          *buy, And also a question - hummer, do you actually have any gay friends? And I think it quite funny that a guy with a handle that has hummer in it is anti gay.
      Cody
      • 11 Months Ago
      Everybody's a wuss. Aw, someone used a word, a WORD and now i'm upset. People just like to have attention. You didn't need to apologize, Clarkson. I didn't ask for an apology when you called America fat the 300 times.
      MPLS612
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why is he having to apologize? He was asleep and someone else wrote the comment and took the picture? This is out of control. Jokes are meant to take lightly.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @MPLS612
        [blocked]
      Will P
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is getting out of control. It was a joke, relax. No apology is needed.
      NG22
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow. A lot of homophobes here on Autoblog, but fortunately, a lot of well-reasoned people here as well. I suppose this website casts a big net for readership. Anyway, just wanted to say that there are gay guys, like me, who are as big a car enthusiast or Top Gear fan as anyone else. Actually, I'm not that offended by Clarkson because I know xenophobic humor is just in his nature, and I think it gives him character. It's more offensive that there are folks here arguing that gay rights are damaging the United States. I disagree entirely. I think we should all be proud to live in a country which provides rights to the least among us (in terms of a minority group with a history of persecution). What we believe in this country is that all men are created equally. If we want to persevere as a democratic society, we need to preserve that principle. If LGBTs don't have the right to love and marry openly and peacefully, if blacks and Latinos can't vote because of discriminatory voter ID laws, if poor people are locked out of the political process due to big-moneyed elites co-opting our government, then what is the United States of America? At that point, wouldn't we just become Russia--that great bastion of liberty?
        Teleny411
        • 11 Months Ago
        @NG22
        I kind of think humor should be self-depreciating rather than aimed at another. In that sense the best material comes from your social group-Dave Chapelle on blacks; Ellen on gays; etc. There's also a way to do racial, orientation jokes in an inoffensive way like Leno, Letterman, Arsenio, Chelsey & McHale do. I don't think Clarkson had yet figured out that nuance.
        kqr
        • 11 Months Ago
        @NG22
        Ah, so it's acceptable to label someone who says or does something you don't like or who dares to voice an opinion contrary to yours, and attempt to marginalize them with name calling (the ever-popular "homophobe"), but it's not ok if it's someone else referring to a group with which you self-identify. Got it.
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm getting sick of people apologizing for making jokes that some victicrat gets butthurt over.
      ngiotta
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is somewhat ridiculous. Can you make any kind of a joke these days without the pc police interjecting their humorless rantings upon it? This is just as offensive as drawing a dick-and-balls symbol on someone's face that has passed out at a party (or on the surface of Mars). Childish? Sure. Petty? Yep. Mildly amusing? Of course! Come on folks. If you don't like what someone says/does, it's best that *you* boycott them, without going to tell Mommy and Daddy on them-- especially when you know they're just doing it for attention and aren't serious.
        nocommie11
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ngiotta
        Gay people can't take a joke, but they can certainly take some d@%&^@.
      Bobby
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. What ever happened to that? People will always make comments that offends someone and I think it's better to just ignore it and not associate with them. Don't give them any attention, just move on.
      Justin Campanale
      • 11 Months Ago
      "Censorship is telling a man that he can't eat a steak because a child can't chew it." -Mark Twain.
      Larry Litmanen
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like chocolate, i also like fudge. I like it so much when i travel i pack as much of it as i can. I pack fudge, i hide it in all the weird places and when i try taking it out i get decease which makes me want to march and demand that others pay for my health bills. Yeeeaaaayyyyyy.
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