TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticized by the media watchdog Ofcom for using a term which was "capable of giving offence to homosexual people".
Ofcom said there was "no justification for using the word in this way".
Last year, he was cleared of making a racist slur about Germany because this was adjudged to be amusing rather than offensive.
From: Clarkson rapped over 'gay' jibe | BBC News
Now Ok, let me get this right...
You can't make jokes about homosexual people, because that is offensive.
But you can make jokes about the Germans, because that is funny?
Now I know some homosexuals would have found his comment funny.
I also know some Germans who would have found his comments offensive.
So just how did Ofcom determine which was right and which was wrong...
Either you allow some people to be offended or none at all.
You can't have one rule for one lot, and another rule for the others.
Do you think it has something to do with the fact that the head of OfCom is called "Manfred Von PenisTrappen" ?
Ok, maybe not... but please... let's have it one way or the other..
Plus, it's Jeremy Bloody Clarkson for godsake, you can't take anything he says seriously unless it's the technical specs of a car he's describing...
There must be a lot of gay people in the Green party that objected just for the fact it was Mr. Clarkson, and I guess that also means there can't be many Germans.
PC gone mad...
I don't care either way. Personally I don't take offense at either remark (because funnily enough, I'm not gay and I'm not German).
Homophobia = bad.
Racism = good.
So I can't say "that car handled a tadge limp-wristed", but I can say "it had more holes in it that the German Army at Dunkirk and the 1966 German World Cup Squad defense"....
I should start a petition to get all Germans to contact Ofcom and complain.
Bloody ridiculous and a waste of bloody money.