- Clarkson 'n-word' furore!
The newspaper said it hired a team of ‘audio forensic experts’ to analyse the clip and they confirmed the n-word was used.
They just happen to have some spare time after they gave up their first hobby of listening to people voice mails.
Anyway slip of the tongue? NSFW AudioPosted 3 years ago
Who GAF? That’s the rhyme as I’ve always known it and he deliberately mumbles through the word in a manner that shows he’s a little embarrassed by it anyway. It doesn’t mean anything in that context, he’s certainly not used it in reference to an individual.
How does saying qualify him as racist?
Isn’t the Metro from the same people that bring you the D***y M**l? The company that has a vendetta against the BBC and will do pretty much anything to get sales/hits. Says it all if so . . . . . .Posted 3 years ago
Oh ffs. I can’t stand the man, but World News? Sod off!Posted 3 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Ah, The Daily Mirror. Wasn’t it once a great, liberal, campaigning newspaper?
As with most things, we can probably blame it on Piers. Anyone wondering if the ex-editor is still on good terms with some of the newsdesk following his little Twitter spat with Clarkson?
Top Gear office will be an interesting place as they try to work out which disaffected grunt passed that one on.Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
a word in isolation is very hard to be offended by, it’s use out of context even harder. The intent is what should be used in cases where somebody does say something. Taking the number of times the word is used in music it’s clear it’s not the word but either who says it or what they are saying.
Considering the example above where live on Radio 4 a government minister was called a see you next tuesday.Posted 3 years ago
DezB – Member
not a child of the 70s then?
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Very much so. I certainly used the P Shop phrase until I moved away from my white middle class bit of England and went Uni in London. Multi cultural Britain was an eye opener.Posted 3 years ago
Having a black girlfriend and hearing just in earshot people in pubs you’ve been going to for years using the N word may have focused my dislike of the word.kimbersSubscriber
that fact that clarckson swapped the word out for teacher, the kind of wet lefty bicycle riding gurdianista he hates, shows that he knew it was offensive the first time he said it
im not sure if its arrogance or old age or both but he does seem to living up to his stereotype (this, + the bridge joke, + tweeting about the cyclist in kensington etc)
fwiw I always knew its as ‘catch a nipper by the toe’ when we grew up, never heard anyone say it otherwise and Id say that my family and friends were in no way PC or not prone to casual racism themselvesPosted 3 years ago
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