The hosts of Top Gear are in trouble again after a "really disgusting" portrayal of India in a recent episode that travelled to the world second most-populous country.
In the India special which aired in the UK on December 28 host Jeremy Clarkson admires a Jaguar with a customised toilet seat fitted to its bonnet, remarking that it's "perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots".
The High Commission of India in London also complained about scenes in which Clarkson took his trousers off at a party, and he and his co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May stuck supposedly offensive messages on the sides of Indian trains.
"They ran down the whole society, culture and people. It’s really disgusting,” said diplomat Raja Sekhar, who also claimed the BBC had misled the high commission about the content of the episode.
None of the complaints that bad, to be honest mdash; it's pretty standard Top Gear silliness but they could snowball into a diplomat incident because the episode features a cameo from Britain's prime minister David Cameron, who warns Clarkson and co. to "stay away from India".
In November there were calls for Clarkson to be sacked after he claimed that striking workers should be shot in front of their families, and in an April episode Hammond branded Mexicans "lazy and flatulent" and May compared their food to "sick with cheese on it". Charming fellows.
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