Saturday, 7 February 2009

Clarkson backs down

Jeremy Clarkson - Sun columnist has described Gordon Brown as a "one eyed Scottish idiot"

He has since apologised in this manner

"In the heat of the moment I made a remark about the prime minister's personal appearance for which, upon reflection, I apologise."

This apology leaves a gap - does he believe that Gordon Brown is an idiot, and the fact that he is Scottish is of relevance?

Does the Sun condone his racist tome?

It would seem so - link - the comments are *interesting*


johnwards said...

Erm english can't be racist against the scottish. Thats like saying geordies can be racist to cockneys. They can be bigoted of course but using someones nationality when calling someone an idiot is descriptive at the most.

I'm scottish, a nationalist one at that.

Sim-O said...

Elsewhere he is quoted as sort of apologising for the Scottish bit:

"I have nothing against the Scottish and of course I regret making any remark that might have upset the disabled.

smithsfan said...

"Scottish politicians reacted angrily today at the 'unforgiveable' joke." The Sun

Really? Unforgiveable? An off the cuff comment typical of Clarkson humour? Unforgiveable?

What about his books which are littered with references to the French and German nations? Are these racist too?

Some people need to get a life and as much as I like this blog I cannot believe you think Clarkson is a racist in anyway.

FACTS: Brown is Scottish and "one eyed".

OPINION: Brown is an idiot.

Only a Brown supporter would suggest the opinion is incorrect.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

What a div.

septicisle said...

smithsfan: I'm no fan of Brown, and I don't think he's an idiot.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...


If you are a Smiths fan than how about: "it's easy to laugh, it's easy to hate, it takes guts to be gentle and kind."