Top Gear Under Fire After Filming Near a Fatal Accident
Everyone’s favorite British motoring program has found itself in hot water...again. But surprisingly, it isn’t Jeremy Clarkson’s mouth that's to blame for this one. The boys from the UK’s Top Gear raised red flags recently after the show filmed a car-crash scene close to the location of a fatal head-on collision. While that in itself might seem fairly innocuous, according to the Daily Mail, the details of the stunt have some local legislators bashing the show as ‘insensitive’ and ‘reckless.’
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The film shoot involved Clarkson and co-host James May driving and subsequently crashing a pair of Peugeots, which incidentally was the same type of car that one woman was driving in 2010 when she and another driver collided on the same stretch of road in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. May’s car, a silver Peugeot 407, ended up stuck in a ditch while Clarkson’s black 307 CC skidded into a field.
The unfortunate relation is believed to be coincidental – the shoot was located just a few miles from Clarkson’s home – and not intentionally planned whatsoever. However, a BBC spokesman for Top Gear has refused to comment further about the choice of location.
This latest episode comes just months after the BBC gave Clarkson a final warning to curb his comments after he was accused of using racial slurs on two occasions.
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