Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thar's gold in them thar slopes

India must be ski resort free;
Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson is in trouble again after an allegedly racist remark during the BBC show's Burma-based series finale.
Indian-born actress Somi Guha, who lives in London, has instructed lawyers to take action after Clarkson used the word "slope", a derogatory term for people of Asian descent, Mail Online reported.
So Clarkson was speaking of Asian people?
The offending word was used after Clarkson and the show's other two hosts, Richard Hammond and James May, built a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand.
After the bridge was finished, Clarkson said, "that's a proud moment, but there's a slope on it", as a man walked across the structure.
Hammond replied: "You're right it's definitely higher on that side." 
Remarking on the level of incline of an inanimate object is racist. Talk about the White Man's Burden.

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