Fans threaten to boycott Top Gear festival in Barbados

Plans for Jeremy Clarkson to fly to Barbados for a Top Gear festival are mired in controversy after some disgusted race fans threatened to boycott it.

He has been billed as one of the stars of the two-day event on May 17 and 18 and is due to fly to the Caribbean in the next fortnight with TV co-presenters Richard Hammond, 44, and James May, 51, as well as race pal Lewis Hamilton, 29.

But furious F1 lover Stephen Maynard, from Swansea, tweeted:
“@JeremyClarkson Barbados is full of black people and on principle I’m boycotting the show there @LewisHamilton.”

Sports pundit Mark Bright, who is half-Gambian, also waded in, tweeting: “Ironic that TopGear’s destination this month is #Barbados suggest @JeremyClarkson doesn’t do the Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe nursery rhyme there.”

Clarkson initially denied using the “n-word” after the Daily Mirror posted footage of him saying it under his breath while filming an episode of Top Gear Series 19 in Surrey.

In the segment, which never made the final edit, Clarkson is seen using the rhyme as he struggles to decide which of a Toyota GT86 or a Subaru BRZ is the best car.

Twelve hours after the story broke, he was begging forgiveness from fans. He said he had written to production staff asking them to erase the clip after listening to it and realising it “appeared” he had said something offensive.

Bookmakers Coral have now slashed the odds of him being sacked by the end of the year from 10-1 to 3-1. (Mirror Online)

7 Responses to Fans threaten to boycott Top Gear festival in Barbados

  1. Nelson Darwin
    Nelson Darwin May 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Tickets almost sold out, so much for boycott.

  2. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love May 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    There’s just no community or unity among most black …so sad

  3. Ryan Henry
    Ryan Henry May 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    regardless if this man hates black ppl or just said the comment in err then that’s a problem for him. its his and his alone, I’m simply gonna see the beasts roar on that day, I’m sure his lack of enthusiasm for blacks or his beliefs has no bearing on me, fellow bajans or country. so in the immortal words of my wise neighbour Ms Brown “stupseeee”

  4. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith May 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Why is anyone surprised that this oik is showing his true colours? haahaa pun intended …

  5. Julie Leenders
    Julie Leenders May 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    How stupid,although I can’t stand the man and never have the so called N word that he used,is used everyday to each other by black people in America,because that’s what they call themselves to each other why is it so different when a white man says it (Under his breath) pathetic when u think about it and as Nikolai said who is looking at him anyway they are there for the cars

  6. Sanderson Rowe May 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Big Deal ! Jeremy Clarkson is no worse that our own homegrown racists .

  7. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder May 4, 2014 at 2:08 am

    I’ll eat bananas b4 I let a next human come at me on any hate behavior…. ..


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