Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I'm not exactly a fan of political correctness

That said, damn, you lads might want to tone down the fucking stereotypes just a wee bit:
Mexico's ambassador in London has written a furious letter to BBC bosses to complain about "offensive and xenophobic" comments made by presenters of the popular TV motoring show "Top Gear."

Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora was infuriated by "insults" made by presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May during Sunday's episode of the cult show, which has been sold to television channels around the world.

"Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics don't they?," said Hammond as they discussed the Mexican sports car, the Mastretta.

"Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."
They went on to imply that Mexican officials wouldn't complain about their remarks because they would likely be snoozing through the episode. This was obviously not the case, seeing as how the show ran in prime time, and not during the middle of the afternoon.

I kid. I kid because yo te amo.

Also, they apparently referred to Mexican food as "refried sick," which is pretty ballsy for people with a culinary heritage that's a worldwide punchline. On the other hand, the Mexican food that's available in England is probably pretty close to just that. If Taco Bell is crap here, just imagine what it's like in a land where they probably have a "Boiled Mutton Burrito Supreme."

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