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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      Justin Campanale
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Censorship is telling a man that he can't eat a steak because a child can't chew it." -Mark Twain.
      Zortella
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does anyone even watch that show? I was never a fan of it because their reviews and segments always seemed sub-par to other automotive shows.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zortella
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      Cody
      • 1 Year 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
      • 1 Year 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.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MPLS612
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      spa2nky1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I laughed more at the apology than the image...
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a c unt, I find this very offensive.
      olecap
      • 1 Year Ago
      SO WHAT?! The only people he's offending are those that are LOOKING for something to be offended about...
        aaron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @olecap
        Imagine when African Americans are offended when White people call them the N-word. I bet those African American were just "looking" to be offended. Right!
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is "gay" ok to see, but "******" is not?
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enough already, no one looked at it and thought he was gay and even if he was, the majority of us no longer care. It was all in good, juvenile, fun.
      mdcwave
      • 1 Year Ago
      Clarkson called America fat too? Now I'm offended!
      Marlboro
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL at a fat old slob of a man trying to make jokes at other's expense. Jeremy, you are a douche. You should look in a mirror before you poke fun at anyone.
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        @Marlboro
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      lendersmith
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the Good Lord had meant two men to push fecal matter uphill in this manner, - he wouldn't have invented the wheelbarrow.
        Justin Campanale
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lendersmith
        From Google: "Chuko Liang (181-234 A.D.) of China is considered to be the inventor of the wheelbarrow. Liang was a general who used the wheelbarrows to transport supplies injured soldiers. The Chinese wheelbarrows had two wheels and required two men to propel and steer"
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