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2014-05-11 05:55:14 PM
This is the stupidest controversy... in the world.

The footage was not broadcast

The footage was not broadcast

The footage was not broadcast


Equal Justice repped Indian-born actress Somi Guha when she filed a complaint to the BBC about "Top Gear" after Clarkson used the word "slope" when referring to an Asian man.

He wasn't referring to an Asian man, he was referring to a BRIDGE. Geez, it's like these people don't even watch the show.
 
2014-05-11 06:11:05 PM
If the slope comment was intentionally a slur then it went right over my head when I watched the Bridge over the river Crap episode. The bridge was sloped as fark and you couldn't see the race of the person walking on it.
 
2014-05-11 06:23:46 PM
Let's start with this: Jeremy Clarkson insults EVERYONE.

With all the insults and slights out there, to pick these for outrage is comprable to the Bruins missing empty nets in Game 1.
 
2014-05-11 06:49:42 PM
Subby confused about where the U.S. Constitution applies.


Subby confused about how free speech works in the USA
:
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-05-11 06:50:59 PM
Oops. language.  Sorry mods.
 
2014-05-11 06:55:34 PM
I've had it with these crybabies. Here's a newsflash - Different things are normal or acceptable to different people. STFU and change the goddamn channel.
The presenter is from an era where some things were said that may offend the new 'pc' kids that cannot ride a bike without a helmet but will post pics and tweets about extremely personal things. WTF.

/end rant
//maybe
 
2014-05-11 07:36:37 PM

netringer: Subby confused about where the U.S. Constitution applies.


Subby confused about how free speech works in the USA
:
[imgs.xkcd.com image 566x577]


I must of missed the part in the Constitution where it says the President can block shows  others find offensive.

A firm of lawyers, Equal Justice, is to write to Obama and the ambassadors of in which "Top Gear" airs to ask them to consider the evidence, and then decide if the series should continue to be broadcast in their countries, the Guardian has reported.

Of course these folks are free to organize boycotts of the show sponsors etc.  That is part of freedom but they are asking for government censorship which is not..
 
2014-05-11 07:37:14 PM
The show is all about defying stereotypes - the Stig is actually an elderly Asian woman
 
2014-05-11 07:40:08 PM
Because the President controls what gets broadcast on TV.
 
2014-05-11 07:40:44 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Let's start with this: Jeremy Clarkson insults EVERYONE.

With all the insults and slights out there, to pick these for outrage is comprable to the Bruins missing empty nets in Game 1.


He's like a mortal Bowerick Wowbagger, resorting to simply offending the masses rather than go for individual insults due to time constraints.
 
2014-05-11 07:42:34 PM
What a group of morons.
 
2014-05-11 07:44:46 PM
This is exactly how Free Speech™ works in the United Butthurt States of America.

*Not valid in Alaska or Hawaii. Your mileage may vary. Other restrictions apply.
 
2014-05-11 07:46:08 PM

netringer: Subby confused about where the U.S. Constitution applies.


Subby confused about how free speech works in the USA
:
[imgs.xkcd.com image 566x577]


How is subby confused? The people in question are asking the government to block Top Gear. The government can't block it because of the constitutional protection of free speech. No confusion there.

Now, you'd have a point if the group in question petitioned cable/ satellite providers to stop carrying the show, but that's not what they're doing- They're petitioning governments to do so. My guess is that this group is basically the British equivalent to the Rainbow/ PUSH coalition, and that they don't actually care if the show gets banned, they just care that they get as much exposure as possible.
 
2014-05-11 07:46:10 PM
They should immediately take away his NBA team!

/And a lifetime driving ban.
 
2014-05-11 07:48:31 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: OtherLittleGuy: Let's start with this: Jeremy Clarkson insults EVERYONE.

With all the insults and slights out there, to pick these for outrage is comprable to the Bruins missing empty nets in Game 1.

He's like a mortal Bowerick Wowbagger, resorting to simply offending the masses rather than go for individual insults due to time constraints.


He's a professional offline troll.
 
2014-05-11 07:49:23 PM
So a fat british fark mumbled something that might be a racial slur on a stupid TV show.

OMG WHO farkING CARES.jpg
 
2014-05-11 07:51:12 PM
Some say he insults everybody on the planet, others say he has 3 left feet. All we know is he's called the Clarkson.
 
KIA
2014-05-11 07:51:15 PM
Can you all go wring your hands somewhere else please?  Sheesh.
 
2014-05-11 07:52:34 PM
People gettin' uppity again over words, huh?
 
2014-05-11 07:52:56 PM
FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training
 
2014-05-11 07:53:17 PM

Saturn5: This is exactly how Free Speech™ works in the United Butthurt States of America.


Oh?

Would you like to explain that in detail to us unwashed nose-picking illiterates?

As we have no clue how anything works and must rely on the all beneficent messiah that is yourself.
 
x23
2014-05-11 07:53:33 PM

Billy Liar: Because the President controls what gets broadcast on TV.


it isn't even broadcast. it is cable. wherein a whole different set of rules apply vs. actual broadcast television.
 
2014-05-11 07:55:20 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The show is all about defying stereotypes - the Stig is actually an elderly Asian woman


How elderly?

www.geekinheels.com
 
2014-05-11 07:57:53 PM

FC Exile: They should immediately take away his NBA team!

/And a lifetime driving ban.





He did get banned from driving in France

Clarkson, Hammond Banned from Driving in France for Speeding while Shooting Xmas DVD
 
2014-05-11 08:01:06 PM

hasty ambush: FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training


Oh shiat, progressives just got told!  There's no way they can distance themselves from a source as central and powerful in the progressive movement as the University of Delaware Office of Residence Life.  It's the perfect trump card, especially in a thread about a Top Gear outtake.
 
2014-05-11 08:01:53 PM
I saw the episode last week after the initial outrage. Too bad it  wasn't the first take.
 
2014-05-11 08:02:28 PM
Egalitarian: So a fat british fark mumbled something that might be a racial slur on a stupid one of the best TV shows ever.

OMG WHO farkING CARES.jpg

FTFY
 
2014-05-11 08:07:37 PM
A foreign law firm doesn't have a firm grasp of US Constitutional Law?   What a story.

/Clarkson et al were much funnier when they were being racist against Mexicans and their automobiles.
 
2014-05-11 08:16:50 PM

lilplatinum: A foreign law firm doesn't have a firm grasp of US Constitutional Law?   What a story.

/Clarkson et al were much funnier when they were being racist against Mexicans and their automobiles.


Automobiles? Last I saw, it seemed they had managed to pack every last Mexican into just one.
 
2014-05-11 08:17:52 PM

lilplatinum: A foreign law firm doesn't have a firm grasp of US Constitutional Law?   What a story.

/Clarkson et al were much funnier when they were being racist against Mexicans and their automobiles.


And to be fair, their food really does look like a pile of vomit covered in melted cheese.
 
2014-05-11 08:18:52 PM

hasty ambush: FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training


Cheese it, libulardos! Hasty ambush found the Universal Progressive Bible! Next thing you know he'll find the label from a Spaghettios can and know how all Italians cook!
 
2014-05-11 08:20:31 PM

SpaceButler: hasty ambush: FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training

Oh shiat, progressives just got told!  There's no way they can distance themselves from a source as central and powerful in the progressive movement as the University of Delaware Office of Residence Life.  It's the perfect trump card, especially in a thread about a Top Gear outtake.


The author  of that steaming pile  "Doctor"  Shakti Butler  (proving once again that education does not equal smart) faced no demand that she be fired by this group.  They were silent.

The progressive's belief  All white people are racist certainly is not limited to U of D. You have people like "Doctor " Darron Smith. another "educator".

Like the whole "White Privilege " BS it has taken hold in academia.
 
2014-05-11 08:22:42 PM

Girion47: lilplatinum: A foreign law firm doesn't have a firm grasp of US Constitutional Law?   What a story.

/Clarkson et al were much funnier when they were being racist against Mexicans and their automobiles.

And to be fair, their food really does look like a pile of vomit covered in melted cheese.


Really I strongly prefer Tacos to Hot dogs.
 
2014-05-11 08:23:44 PM
Sounds like freedom of speech is working prefectly. They're free to ask the government to ban anything they want. It's not going to happen, but they're free to ask ask all they want.
 
2014-05-11 08:24:46 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The show is all about defying stereotypes - the Stig is actually an elderly Asian woman


The original one was. But it's been 20 years and she's still making her first lap around the track. However, she has managed to knock down 3 mail boxes.

/Yes I know,
//I'm going to hell
///I'll take a window seat
 
2014-05-11 08:24:57 PM

SpaceButler: Oh shiat, progressives just got told! There's no way they can distance themselves from a source as central and powerful in the progressive movement as the University of Delaware Office of Residence Life. It's the perfect trump card, especially in a thread about a Top Gear outtake.


Gotta love Cons. "We're barely more socially evolved than an ape.  Rather than be decent human beings and change our entire platform and beliefs, we're going to point out some obscure ridiculous thing and totally pretend they're equivalent and thus justify our assholery."
 
2014-05-11 08:25:39 PM

VictoryCabal: Sounds like freedom of speech is working prefectly. They're free to ask the government to ban anything they want. It's not going to happen, but they're free to ask ask all they want.


This post reported to mods.

/Don't bring that rational shiat to fark
 
2014-05-11 08:27:28 PM

hasty ambush: FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training


Every day, you prove to be dumber than I had thought the day before. Bravo!
 
2014-05-11 08:27:56 PM

Girion47: And to be fair, their food really does look like a pile of vomit covered in melted cheese.


Hey now...
 
2014-05-11 08:30:51 PM

thanksagainandagain: hasty ambush: FTFA The obvious thing that any non-racist would have done is to not use the rhyme at all or failing that to simply substitute another word such as 'tiger' in the take

According to Progressives there is no such thing as a white non-racist so maybe all white people shows should be banned.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination. (This does not deny the existence of such prejudices, hostilities, acts of rage or discrimination.)" - Page 3

"A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called "blaming the victim"). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent." - Page 3

University of Delaware Office of Residence Life Diversity Facilitation Training

Cheese it, libulardos! Hasty ambush found the Universal Progressive Bible! Next thing you know he'll find the label from a Spaghettios can and know how all Italians cook!


Consarn it! We've been found out! I knew that, once they managed to figure out where those black helicopters were coming from, and why the All-Seeing Eye is printed on our money, that they would then focus their keen intellects and razor wits on what is, clearly, the secret dogma of progressivism! We've been flushed! Flummoxed! Finagled!

Sigh. One school, seven years ago, had a single controversial program that was picked up and blasted everywhere by white supremacists - a program that didn't last long enough to justify the vitriol hurled at it, as the school cancelled it once the docs for it were actually released - and that's the "go-to" dogma for silly people attempting to refute actual bigotry?

Damn, that's sad, even for you.
 
2014-05-11 08:31:27 PM

fusillade762: This is the stupidest controversy... in the world.

The footage was not broadcast

The footage was not broadcast

The footage was not broadcast


Equal Justice repped Indian-born actress Somi Guha when she filed a complaint to the BBC about "Top Gear" after Clarkson used the word "slope" when referring to an Asian man.

He wasn't referring to an Asian man, he was referring to a BRIDGE. Geez, it's like these people don't even watch the show.


Further proof of Obama's time machine.
 
2014-05-11 08:32:54 PM

VictoryCabal: Sounds like freedom of speech is working prefectly. They're free to ask the government to ban anything they want. It's not going to happen, but they're free to ask ask all they want.


Yep. Especially as they're not asking just Obama - it's a form letter going out to contacts for at 200 countries, including the United States. Non-story, unless you're terrified that a rich white guy's about to be slapped for being an asshole.
 
2014-05-11 08:35:38 PM
Of course they're dim on how free speech works in America, they're Brits. Their government imprisons people for making racist comments on Twitter.
 
2014-05-11 08:35:48 PM
Wait till they find out the original title of "And Then There Were None".
 
2014-05-11 08:36:37 PM

netringer: Oops. language.  Sorry mods.


WHERE'S YOUR FREE SPEECH NOW??

suck it libulardos
 
2014-05-11 08:38:18 PM
You guys act as if that pdf that hasty ambush posted isn't what kids are being fed in university.
 
2014-05-11 08:38:34 PM
I couldn't even understand what he's saying
 
2014-05-11 08:38:51 PM
Is this the group from Rutgers?
 
2014-05-11 08:44:18 PM
talk about turning a mole hill into goddamned K2...

You RWs strain at gnats and swallow camels.
 
2014-05-11 08:47:01 PM

FormlessOne: VictoryCabal: Sounds like freedom of speech is working prefectly. They're free to ask the government to ban anything they want. It's not going to happen, but they're free to ask ask all they want.

Yep. Especially as they're not asking just Obama - it's a form letter going out to contacts for at 200 countries, including the United States. Non-story, unless you're terrified that a rich white guy's about to be slapped for being an asshole.


That thought keeps most of us all up at night.
 
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