Indian High Commission Complains About Clarkson

The train of controversy that is Jeremy Clarkson rumbles on, with fellow Top Gear pals now also angering the folks over at the High Commission of India.

The Top Gear: India Special which aired back in December saw trio Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on a trip to India; however it resulted in a number of complaints from viewers regarding the ‘cultural insensitivity’ of its content.

Scenes which garnered the most anger include Clarkson fitting a toilet into the boot of his Jaguar whilst commenting: “This is perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots.” The presenters also hung up signs on a train saying “British IT is good for your companyâ€? and “eat English muffinsâ€?, which when put together formed an offensive message.

According to the original description, the programme promised to emphasise India’s “local car cultureâ€?, showing off the “beautiful scenery, busy city scenes, local charm and colourâ€?.

The HCI have now gotten involved, writing a letter of complaint to the BBC in which they say: “The programme was replete with cheap jibes, tasteless humour and lacked cultural sensitivity that we expect from the BBC.”