'Top Gear' Car Show Hosts Call Mexicans Lazy, Sleepers, Overweight !!

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    One of our favorite shows just went all Kramer on Mexicans. (And things will never be the same. Sigh). Car show Top Gear, the insanely popular British progenitor of an L.A.-based American program of the same same, appears to have gone off the deep end with anti-Mexican sentiment.

    In talking about a Mexican sports car, host Richard Hammond says, "Just imagine waking up and remembering you're Mexican." (Laughter).

    The Mexican embassy in London has asked for an apology from the BBC-produced show.

    The guys, the British version of back-slapping Old School types, were being tongue-in-cheek of course. But at some point it just got to bee too much.

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    'Top Gear' Car Show Hosts Call Mexicans Lazy, Sleepers, Overweight (Video) - Los Angeles News - The Informer

    Funny Funny Funny!

    I never would have guessed that Mexico's reputation has gone worldwide.

    And, of course, the Mexican embassy in London is demanding an apology.

    Or what? What are you going to do? Threaten to ship millions of Mexicans to England and force them to accept those "immigrants" as British?:lol:
     
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    BBC News:

    Mexico's ambassador in London has complained to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments made about his country on Top Gear.

    Eduardo Medina Mora has written to the BBC about "insults" made by Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

    Discussing a Mexican sports car, Hammond said vehicles reflected national characteristics so "Mexican cars are just going to be lazy".

    The BBC did not comment but said it would respond directly to Mr Mora.
    Reviewing the Mastretta on Sunday's show, Hammond said: "Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

    The presenters, known for their edgy jibes, then described Mexican food as "refried sick".

    Clarkson said he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.
    However, the ambassador did complain, and demanded an apology from the BBC.

    "The presenters of the programme resorted to outrageous, vulgar and inexcusable insults to stir bigoted feelings against the Mexican people, their culture, as well as their official representative in the United Kingdom," he wrote.

    "These offensive, xenophobic and humiliating remarks only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate prejudice against Mexico and its people."

    It is not the first time the driving programme has caused controversy.
    Hundreds of viewers complained in 2008 after Clarkson made a joke about lorry drivers murdering prostitutes.

    Last week, the programme was named most popular factual show at the National TV Awards.

    BBC News - Top Gear sparks Mexico complaints

    Come on, Mexico. Your people are famous! Enjoy it!
     
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    Here's how a Mexican show responds to the attack on the wonderful hard working Mexican people. It's pretty funny.

    They attack the English.

    Too bad they can't speak it though.:lol:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prgA8fZtSN0&feature=related]YouTube - Mexico responding United Kingdom | Mexico le responde al Reino Unido [subtítulado][/ame]
     
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    Guess those Brits aren't up on beaner, beaners.
     
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    The hosts of Top Gear are some of the most politically incorrect, brilliantly funny guys on British TV. Love 'em, love the show. They rock!!

    Oh, and this happened months ago.... y'all are a tad behind the news.
     
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    Racism is racism no matter when or where it takes place
     
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    Yes. Did you hear how those Mexicans talked about the English? Disgusting!
     

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