Posted: Aug 16 2012
LONDON – Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson, is once again in the crapper after calling the United Kingdom ‘a nation of 62 million complete and utter bastards’ on Twitter.
According to Clarkson the ‘insult’ came in response to an earlier Tweet he posted that read: “my dog has just died” and to which, the host says, people responded with cruelty, cynicism and made jokes about it.
Clarkson wrote about his Twitter experience in the latest edition of Top Gear Magazine:
“A few moments ago, my dog died, and, as an experiment, I announced the fact on Twitter. Now, everyone must have known that when a family pet is put down, the family in question is bound to be upset. So you’d expect a bit of sympathy. And, in America, that’s what you’d get.”
Clarkson’s article continued with:
“Not in Britain, though. Moments after I posted my Tweet, a man called Ryan Paisey asked: ‘How does she smell?’. Adam Farrow said the news was ‘kinda funny’. Phil May wanted to know if it was James May’s fault, and Tom Green said simply: ‘Good’. All that in less than what Twitter calls zero seconds. Five minutes has now elapsed, and still it’s a non-stop tirade of abuse. Which confirms my theory.”
“We are the country that invented the concentration camp, and international slavery. Hanging, drawing, quartering: that was us too. And who was it that sent the White Russians home to be slaughtered by Stalin? Yup. Us,” Clarkson wrote.
Clarkson, 52, who is known for his outspoken comments which include suggesting that public sector workers on strike should be shot in front of their families, said the comments about his beloved black labrador Whoopi showed to him that “Britain is a nation of 62 million complete and utter bastards”.
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