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Top Gear Geremy Clarkson Suspended

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  1. proxygo

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    Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from Top Gear after allegedly hitting a producer named as Oisin Tymon.
    It is claimed the host, 54, saw red with Tymon, 36, for not getting him dinner in time after filming for the
    BBC show in Newcastle. A source said: "Jeremy saw red over a catering issue. He just snapped."
    The BBC initially confirmed the Top Gear host had been suspended following a "fracas" with a producer.
    Online petition for re-in statement reaches over 120.000 day 1 and counting
    https://www.change.org/p/bbc-reinstate-jeremy-clarkson

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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    He and the other guys could probably start their own show to screw over the BBC, since they are so popular.
     
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    He is now officially dropped. Perhaps the other guy deserved it... Either way, you don't just fire a cash printing legend for a freakin` punch.
     
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    I hope he enjoyed his Snickers though...

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    Top Gear is the best show in BBC.They will lose money without them.
     
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    You shouldn't fire a cash printing cow for a single punch, but the problem is that BBC is government owned. They can't officially support a violent tv star. The trouble is, they've tried to sweep way woprse shit under the rug before, so I wonder why they didn't now. Must have been the charges the producer was threatening to press, plus the eye witnesses.

    I wouldn't have fired him though.

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    I wonder if he really punched the guy for real even ? He would have definitely pressed charges. Maybe slapped the guy or punched in body or so, anyways really inapportiate to hit someone for such reasons.
     
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    TG won't be the same without Clarkie (and his perpetual mid-life crisis!).
     
  9. Trepanated

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    Clarkson has already demonstrated he's a racist, xenophobic, sexist bigot. And now he's shown that he's also a bully.

    What sickens me is that the guy he assaulted also ended up being targeted for more attacks by Clarkson's fans.

    And people are still defending him?
     
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    Not necessarily. Point is you don't just ruin something that is very successful like Top Gear by firing its most important person for a punch, because chances are Top Gear will go downhill from now on.

    It's like firing Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible 5.
     
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    So if the BBC can't support violence, then they should be removing boxing and mma from BBC broadcasts.
     
  12. Trepanated

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    Just because he's a TV star, doesn't mean he is allowed to be racist and assault people. If Top Gear goes downhill, that's Clarkson's fault, nobody else's.

    If anything, the fact he is a TV personality makes his behaviour even worse. TV stars are looked at as role models by their fans, who quite often emulate their behaviour.

    Just look at the hatred, vitriol and threats the producer he attacked had to put up with from Clarkson's fans - again, that is directly down to Clarkson's actions.

    And while that was happening, Clarkson was making a big joke out of it all on social media - again, behaviour that did nothing to help the producer he attacked.
     
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    Its not Clarkson's fault its the BBC's fault for screwing over the fans, it is a very popular show and they deserve to lose out to a rival tv station making a better show without all the fake moral outrage.
     
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    So it's OK to be a racist as long as you are famous?
    It's OK to bully and assault people as long as you are the star of a popular TV show?

    The only thing the BBC are at fault for is not sacking him after his previous racist comments.

    Clarkson attacked someone and as a result of his attack, that person was then subjected to a tirade of further abuse, including death threats, by Clarkson's fans.

    Everyone is defending Clarkson, but nobody seems to care about the effect his behaviour has had on that producer's life.
     
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    No, it is the BBC's fault for not having control of it's employees and giving carte blanche to its stars.
    Yes, Jeremy Clarkson made Top Gear into one of the biggest shows on TV but it doesn't give him the right to start throwing punches just because he can't get a steak dinner.
     
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    Agreed, it's not BBC's fault Clarkson is an idiot.
     
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    He isn't a racist, he just likes to make comments that aren't socially acceptable in 2015. And even if he was racist, why does it matter its not like top gear fans are suddenly going to become bigots because of him.
     
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    Trepanated - Clarkson is not racist. I see him as a comedian as well as a car reviewer. Comedians get a pass when it comes to making racists jokes but when it comes to him punching some guy I do agree that it's wrong and in no way support violence. However my problem with the BBC is that because of that incident I've heard they refuse to air episodes they have already made which is absurd if they want to fire the guy fine... he punched his boss it's a reasonable course of action but to even refuse to air the last episodes is unjustified.

    Another thing I can't agree with you on as well is the thing about the death threats. Welcome to the internet there will always be haters and if your a public figure even if your a victim some people fans of whoever or trolls will hate on you. Sure it's wrong that he got death threats but that's like to be expected people in the public receive death threats regularly.
     
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    I disagree about the racism. Using the n word when you are talking about a black person is racist. Using the word 'slope' to talk about Asians is racist.

    And letting people get away with that, or giving them a pass just because they are famous is not acceptable. Someone famous, someone in the public eye, someone who because of their position has a media presence - the status that their fame affords them means their behaviour influences wider society to some degree. And condoning the bad behaviour of those individuals sends out a completely unacceptable message to the people they influence.

    As far as the latest incident where he attacked that producer, I agree that that could have been handled differently. In many workplaces it would have been handled internally. People fight in the workplace, it happens. And if both parties are happy to resolve the incident it between themselves, that's often the best way.

    But even then, with that incident, Clarkson was totally in the wrong. It wasn't an argument between two people. It was a senior person bullying and attacking a junior person - presumably thinking he was entitled to treat the junior person however he wanted because he was the one in authority.

    Where I think the BBC are in the wrong, is in not dealing with him properly for the previous incidents. They've put themselves in a position where their hand has now been forced and they have left themselves no choice. I don't think he should necessarily have been sacked for this latest fracas - although bullying in the workplace, if that's what he was guilty of, would quite likely result in dismissal (and rightfully so).

    The death threats to the producer - he is not a public figure. He received those threats as a direct result of Clarkson's actions and his subsequent behaviour. That's not on, it's not acceptable and Clarkson has never shown any contrition or remorse for what that producer went through. Entirely unacceptable in my view.

    I do agree with you about pulling the rest of the series though - that's ridiculous. And again, I think the BBC have done that because they feel they now have to overcompensate for their past failings in properly dealing with Clarkson.

    The BBC managed things badly in the past and they are continuing to handle things badly.

    But that does not absolve Clarkson of his disgusting behaviour.
     
  20. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its not about giving famous people a free pass to say socially unacceptable things, its about giving the fans what they want. Top Gear 2016 is going to suck as bad as the American version due to the BBC canning Jeremy.

    If the BBC was a private for profit company this wouldn't have been an issue since they would have given the producer a pay raise and told him to drop the matter.
     
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