If Jeremy Clarkson were to be in the dictionary, his picture would probably be associated with the word "polarizing.
" Let's face it, either you love him or hate him. On one side you'd have the "green" movement with their tree hugging ways and in the other corner you'd see a swarm of grease monkeys and V8 blenders that they had crafted in their sheds.
Well, if you missed Clarkson's bombshell this week, it wasn't on a re-run. It was his usage of the "N" word in several outtakes during filming an episode of everyone's favorite auto program, Top Gear.
In my opinion all you hear is muttering. I can't make out the "N" word.
After first denying he said it, Clarkson pulled a handbrake turn and was apologetic. That doesn't seem very Clarksonian, if you ask this writer. It could be because the BBC informed him, very clearly, that it was his last mistake. One more and he is — as the Brits would say — sacked.
Although I am the first to admit that Top Gear has grown a bit long in the tooth for me, I don't think I could imagine watching the program without Clarkson. I couldn't watch it with any of the three lads missing, frankly. They're all incredibly talented at what they do, and even though their exchanges are scripted there is a certain chemistry to their dynamic that's excellent.
If Clarkson were to get fired I wouldn't tune in anymore. Am I alone in this? Would YOU still watch Top Gear?