A photo emerged on Clarkson's Twitter account that showed a sign that read "Entrance to slope," which the host captioned with, "This is just obscene." The photo and caption could be seen as a reference to Clarkson's dressing down by the UK's equivalent of the Federal Communications Commission, OFCOM, after his comments during Top Gear's Christmas special. In that episode, the TG team built a bridge over a Thai river, which ended with a local man crossing it, with Clarkson pointing out that there was a slope on it. This racial double entendre led to an uproar in the UK press, a reprimand from OFCOM and a $1.66-million lawsuit from an Indian actress.
Considering that saga, it could pretty easily be alleged that Clarkson's tweet is simply making light of the situation. This time, though, Jezza says he wasn't the one behind the ill-conceived tweet, claiming he left his phone unattended before deleting the offending image.
What do you think? Is this much ado about nothing? Is Clarkson, once again, being insensitive? Scroll down for the Clarkson's string of tweets, including his slightly not-safe-for-work response to outlets like The Daily Mirror and The Independent (it involves a Shetland pony), and then make your argument in Comments.
Actually, that last tweet wasn't from me.- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
Yes, I'm back at the helm now.- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
It seems you can access a fingerprint iPhone using a number code. Must stay across these things.- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 14, 2014
Doubtless the Mirror will say I shat on the floor and then blamed it on the horse. pic.twitter.com/UqNBg7Feva- Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 15, 2014