The 10 most offensive mistakes that got Top Gear in trouble [w/videos]

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Clarkson is so recognizable a figure, anything and everything he says or does reflects on Top Gear, whether good or bad.

We happen to fancy ourselves as pretty good at taking a joke. In this day and age of political correctness and walking on eggshells so as not to offend anybody, it’s almost refreshing to hear some funny words directed at the various factions of the world in which we live. With so much diversity on our lovely planet, on the other hand, you can bet that somebody, somewhere, is going to take offense with pretty much any opinion you might hold. For some, being offensive is just a fact of life.

Few, though, have the knack for offending down to a science like the boys from Top Gear, and that’s particularly true of the show’s most visible and vocal figure, Jeremy Clarkson. Some of Clarkson’s distasteful language has come from the television show, while some was penned in his regular column in the newspaper. No matter where he’s been published, Clarkson is so recognizable a figure that anything and everything he says or does reflects on Top Gear as a whole, whether good or bad.

The most recent snafu that landed Top Gear in the wrong end of the news, in which they staged a crash in Peugeots at the exact location where a young woman lost her life in her own personal Peugeot, was described by a local politician as “reckless and insensitive.” TG, for its part, maintains it had no foreknowledge of the fatal accident, but either way, that incident is just the tip of the offensive iceberg, so to speak.

Scroll down below to sort through the ten most offensive mistakes that have landed Top Gear in trouble.

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