The guys from UK's Top Gear just can't seem to stay out of trouble, especially main host Jeremy Clarkson. Usually, it's the things that come out of their mouths that cause controversy, like the two recent accusations of using racial slurs. However, the show's latest problem came not from what was said but from where they were shooting and how.

According to the Daily Mail, Clarkson and James May were recently shooting a segment for the next season of the show in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England. The filming involved the two of them crashing Peugeots that they were driving. May's car ended up in the ditch and Clarkson's in a field – hardly groundbreaking for Top Gear. The controversy arose because a woman died in 2010 in a head-on collision nearby on the same road, and while also driving a Peugeot.

The Daily Mail admitted that the choice of location was likely unintentional, and spokespeople for the show haven't commented on the incident. However, local politicians called the situation "reckless and insensitive." With the BBC already giving Clarkson his last warning to watch what he says, any added controversy for the show comes at a bad time.


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      Plutonius
      • 5 Months Ago
      You also cannot film anything in the London because it was bombed and people died there in WW2.
      seanryan314
      • 5 Months Ago
      "Reckless and insensitive"? The crew for the show shouldn't have to take a history lesson on the history of the town so they know not to crash a certain car in a certain place. This is ridiculous.
      • 5 Months Ago
      The lamest coincidence....in the world. Next on news, Clarkson gets in trouble for rolling a Reliant Robin where a similar accident happened.
      Kuro Houou
      • 5 Months Ago
      Wow, how are they supposed to know everything that happens on every corner of a country?? Lighten up! This world is becoming to sensitive!!!
      Andrew Berardinelli
      • 5 Months Ago
      4 years ago a woman died in a car accident, driving a very common European car. Did they reenact the events up to the accident? Sounds like people are just reaching to find something to get these guys canceled.
        ffelix422
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Andrew Berardinelli
        It's not the show- it's them we want cancelled. Their filthy. Ther are also insensitive, racist, sexist, very (undeservingly) rich- slobs.
          Lantern42
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ffelix422
          Could say the same about any professional athlete. Go find a hobby rather than picking on an entertainment show.
          Royce Oliventa
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ffelix422
          I'm sorry but I watch the show because I enjoy their characters, if you don't like it watch something else, I think they make the show. If you want to find something more sanitized and politically correct, please do, but stop trying to screw up entertainment for the rest of us.
      Narom
      • 5 Months Ago
      Oh sod off. Daily Mail looking for stories when there isn't one.
      XT6Wagon
      • 5 Months Ago
      someone has died pretty much everywhere you go on this planet. I guess they better stage their car crashes in the middle of the polar ice sheet, or perhaps a choice bit of the high deserts of mongola. Oh never mind, they would then be accused of global warming or supporting the mongol hordes.
        XT6Wagon
        • 5 Months Ago
        @XT6Wagon
        Also where is the link to report the OP? I thought the blatent marketing posts were bad... This is a whole new depth you've dug yourself to.
      waetherman
      • 5 Months Ago
      How do I down vote the op? Where is the thumb for that? I'm as anti-Clarckson as the next guy but c'mon - using the daily mail as a source is pretty uncouth.
      • 5 Months Ago
      People need causes to fight for, I guess. Those causes used to include religious freedom, racial equality in the eyes of the law, and protest over unjust wars. Nowadays you'll find similar, vocal outrage over slightly off color humor expressed by television presenters. It's not enough to just ignore the show if you don't like it or (gasp!) grow a thicker skin--no that would be ridiculous. Let's all tweet, blog, and post our way to the show's cancellation, because they staged a car accident at an unfortunate location or muttered a word that sounded racist. Millions of people would no longer be able to enjoy a successful TV program, but the PC crowd will feel a little better about themselves; and that's important because...reasons.
      Hampton
      • 5 Months Ago
      That's it? THAT'S the controversy?
      Avinash Machado
      • 5 Months Ago
      Quite a non story. Guess Daily Mail needs to sell more papers.
      Jeremy Conley
      • 5 Months Ago
      WHAT?!? Next its going to be "Man gets charged with obstruction of justice for driving 49 on the police officer's 49th birthday."
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