Jeremy Clarkson in race row

Jeremy Clarkson appears to be good at courting scandal as it were. In fact he so good at it he has actually created a career out of it. His newspaper columns, books and even top gear wouldn’t be what they are were it not for these rows.

It’s his tongue in cheek comments that make me a fan. I admit it’s either you find him really funny, or you find him really obnoxious.

Who else would justify speeding by saying “speeding has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

On cars “having an Aston Martin DB9 on the drive and not driving it is a bit like having Keira Knightley in your bed and sleeping on the couch.” On Zonda “It’s like a lion in orange dungarees. Kind of fierce, but ridiculous all at the same time.”

Back to the controversy, Jeremy Clarkson used a newspaper column to rant as usual on environmental issues, this time on the energy saving mode on his new tv set.

He said, “If you turn the feature on, the screen dims so much, every programme looks like it’s being presented by Lenny Henry in a cave.”
Lenny Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English black actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter.

Being black myself these are the kind of jokes and remarks we make amongst mates of any race. I don’t think Lenny Henry will take offence.

It’s Jeremy Clarkson, a stand upon comedian disguised as a journalist and television presenter. The level of importance of his comments is just a hair above those of a three year old. It would have been a spot of bother had been David Cameron for instance.

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