Former presenter of BBC’s automotive show Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson is in trouble again, this time for making what social media users deemed a homophobic slur on Twitter.
The tweet said he and ex co-presenter on Top Gear, Richard Hammond, have bagged themselves new jobs.
Clarkson snapped a pic of the duo posing outside the Margaret River Fudge Factory. Clarkson’s tweet read: “We have got jobs at last. Here. As Packers.”
We have got jobs at last. Here. As packers. pic.twitter.com/93dkPuVRbu
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 20, 2015
Twitter users speedily jumped on the platform to chastise Clarkson. At last check the tweet had been retweeted more than 24,000 times.
@JeremyClarkson Well done – surely there will be no jobs for those bastards that sacked you guys… Will never watch The new Top Gear.
— Martin (@aquilaalba) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Top gear no more but good luck you fudge packer
— Anth Dob (@AnthDob) July 20, 2015
Not everyone was offended by the tweet though.
— Ruth (@AConvenientRuth) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson I don’t get peoples problems with this being apparently ‘homophobic’? I’m gay and it’s bloody hilarious!
— LaQueefa! (@B4DS1GN4L) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Hilarious, people need to get over themselves, many straights 180’s do this 2
— P J Heat (@Fatman4655) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Anyone who finds this offensive quite frankly should not be allowed internet access.
— Gavin Sykes (@GavHTFC) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Not remotely offended. Sensitivity isn’t always a plus, just ask your teeth.
— Spanky McGillicutty (@aoxxi23) July 20, 2015
And many were just as offended by Hammond’s facial hair.
@JeremyClarkson Hamonds beard is terrible
— Peter Evans (@Maeter) July 20, 2015
— Samantha Richardson (@SamRicho) July 20, 2015
— Emma L (@lethbridgecards) July 20, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Tell Hammond to shave that garden off his face!!
— Brian Potter (@The_Wellesley) July 20, 2015
Clarkson made headlines early this year after getting into a “fracas” with a BBC producer which effectively saw his booting from the popular automotive show.
The BBC have been on the hunt for new presenters once it had been revealed Clarkson’s co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May wouldn’t renew their contracts with the broadcaster.
The first official new presenter is comedian Chris Evans, with two more expected to be announced.
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