Mexican Envoy In Britain Complains To BBC About The Supposedly Offensive Slurs In Its Well-liked Program, ‘Top Gear’February 2nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
February 2, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The Mexican envoy in London, Eduardo Mora, has inscribed an epistle in a state of indignation to the BBC’s directors to complain about the offensive and racist observations discharged by the presenters of the well-liked TV motoring program, ‘Top Gear.’
Eduardo Mora was enraged by the anti-Mexican slurs made by the hosts i.e. Richard Hammond, James May as well as Jeremy Clarkson during the cult program’s chapter on Sunday. The program has been vended to television channels internationally.
Hammond, while thrashing out the Mexican sports automobile, Mastretta, uttered that automobiles mirror national facets. One would not desire to acquire a Mexican automobile since Mexican cars would be incompetent, lethargic, slothful, flabby and akin to leaning against a fence snoozing, gazing at a cactus with a blanket with a gap in the center.
The trio then referred to Mexican foodstuffs as ‘refried sick’ prior to hinting that Mexicans were napping the entire day. Clarkson voiced that this episode would not obtain any grievances from the Mexican legation since the envoy would be breathing noisily in sleep at the legation. Clarkson even attempted to illustrate, rather contentiously, the posture of the envoy while napping.
However, the envoy did protest and commanded the BBC to ensure the release of a public apology from the notorious trio. Mora remarked that the program’s hosts had recourse to appalling, lewd and unpardonable insults to ignite prejudicial sentiments against the Mexican folks, their civilization as well as their diplomat in Britain. The observations were supportive of xenophobia and would only strengthen unconstructive typecasting and prolong prejudice against the Mexican community. Mora vocalized that laid-back joking is an indispensable ingredient of the program’s charm, notwithstanding which humorousness should never be tasteless and never rationalize xenophobia.
The BBC has responded to the ire of Mora, verbalizing that it had attained a communication from Mora and shall give him a rejoinder soon.
‘Top Gear’ is renowned for its edgy repartee and its hosts are no foreigners to hullabaloo. Hundreds of watchers remonstrated in 2008 about a gag released by Clarkson about liquidating sex workers.
The program was also berated by the BBC’s autonomous regulator for illustrating the presenters as guzzling alcohol while driving an automobile in the Arctic.
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