Richard Hammond criticised for lazy, gay, ice creamjoke

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  1. Otis

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    Viewing figures must be dropping at a guess.
     
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    Maybe they are told to be a bit controversial, it's still a stinking joke anyway, doesn't make any sense. I've eaten plenty of ice cream but zero cocks.
     
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    Yeah, kind of my thinking too.

    Heard about it on 5Live and it just simply wasn't funny. They had Peter Thatchall on and he was just bemused when asked to comment.

    Crap joke and lazy homosexual jibe.
     
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    They are twats, all three of them. I really have zero interest in them or their programme. Just a publicity stunt, I would say. Cause a bit of shock and controversy and hope more people sign up to watch it. I have Prime and it is the last programme I would watch.
     
  6. Otis

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    Same here, Torch.

    Never ever watched Top Gear or the new effort. Didn't know much at all about Hammond, but had always disliked Clarkson on every chat show or appearance as host he had made.

    Been linked many times, but my attention was drawn to the trio and to Hammond in particular when Stuart Lee did that stand up skit on Top Gear. Bloody brilliant and he especially has a go at Hammond.
     
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    As Stuart Lee once described him, "a coward caught between two types of cowardice".
     
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    I don't get it?

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  9. Otis

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    Just not funny.
     
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    So he said he doesn't eat ice cream because he is straight?
     
  11. Marty

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    I don't understand the joke or the overreaction to it.

     
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    They are a waste of good air and their show a waste of the earths resources.
     
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    Does James May get involved with the laughing at foreigners and gays? I always liked to think he was a bit embarrassed by the other two.

    Hammond is the worst though, the snivelling kid stood behind Clarkson's school bully shouting abuse
     
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    Yeah, agree.

    See Stuart Lee's other Top Gear skit highlighting Hammond.
     
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    I was lazy and didn't check it out before posting - actually didn't know this set before. Here's the one I intended to post:

     
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    Three stupid rich "celebrities" who act like silly kids.
    Like Otis don't watch Top Gear and wouldn't bother what they do or say. Attention seekers !
     
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    I see that there are a lot of comments made by people who don't care or have never watched their programs.

    Top gear was seen as a car program. But cars was the excuse. Otherwise always having cars that hardly anyone could afford would fail. No matter what anyone says Top Gear was by far the biggest money maker for the BBC. That is why Clarkson got away with so much.

    It was about 3 blokes having a laugh. 3 blokes taking the piss out of the establishment. The problem was that Clarkson got too big for his boots. And sometimes they got their jokes badly wrong. Top program as long as you wasn't looking for a car show.
     
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    I've watched some Astute, and sometimes they are amusing. The problem for me is that, as you say, the jokes go badly wrong. And whilst it's true that all jokes must have some kind of victim, their "jokes" are often thinly veiled attacks on people because of their race or sexuality. So unfortunately I concluded they are a bunch of knobs.
     
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    Have to admit that Clarkson was my guilty pleasure. He's completely opposed to me politically, but he's actually quite sharp, and insightful when he wants to be, and can sum up issues in few words. I also find him quite funny and self deprecating.

    The problem is, of course, the publicity stunts which sometimes cross the line into crassness... was absolutely convinced the Top Gear sacking was a publicity stunt until he was actually sacked... and still not entirely sure it wasn't set up so at least he could leave giving publicity to Top Gear *and* his new programme!

    Hammond seems pointless however... but May must have something about him to do this.

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    Thing is, Clarkson *is* the establishment.
     
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    They're nothing more than 3 middle aged men stuck in the 1970s.
    The amount of support Clarkson got for assaulting a colleague was pretty shocking as well. I'm sure these people would also be in support if it was their relative who had been attacked.
     
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    I'd be high fiving my brother if he got 6 figures for a split lip.
     
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    That I did find bizarre. Whether I enjoy his programmes or not, no excuses for that.

    But, as I said, still not entirely convinced it wasn't all a set-up as he was leaving anyway, to ensure both programmes got maximum hype!

    (Yeah, I can do a good conspiracy theory)
     
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    As Dennis Pennis said to Steve Martin: "How come you're not funny anymore?"
     
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    Top Gear was about cars for years until it changed format about 15 years ago, and became about Clarkson and his ridiculous ego with the 2 fawning sycophants there to stroke said ego at will.
     
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    And then became the best selling show the BBC have ever had.
     
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    I always thought the three guys on Top Gear were stupid prats and the lead guy the biggest prat of all. I enjoyed watching some episodes of the show but despite them, not because of them.
    There was one episode where they totally destroyed a couple of antique cars for 'fun' - that I thought was totally absurd and something that a genuine car lover would never do.
     
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    I'm on your wavelength on this. I always enjoyed top gear, and enjoyed bits of grand tour, but not enough of it to consider it good. Far to many naff parts for me. Actually preferred Chris Evans version of top gear more than GT.
     
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    My younger brother met Clarkson at the motorshow before he became really well known, his words "he's an arrogant twat". I quite like May but more because of his other programmes.As for Hammond ...
    Mehhh.
     
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    I like Top Gear (The one before Chris Evans) and find all three of them work brilliantly together, with some hilarious moments. Ironically, I hate cars/motor "sports" unless it involves me personally driving them. I don't get watching a small portion of a Scalextric track going round and round...

    I haven't watched the new TG or The Grand Tour (is that was it's called?) so can't really comment.

    Regards this, you can see Hammond squirm his way to some sort of point, as I think it was more an outburst hoping for a quick laugh, rather than expecting to be questioned on it.
     
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    It's the sort of comment you'd expect to come out of the mouth of a sneering 14 year old boy.
     
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    Everything was gay at that age, can't imagine saying it so much now!

    "Do you want this top?"
    "No, it's gay"

    "Can you get go to the shop for some milk?"
    "No, it's gay"

    It as never ever meant as offensive in that way, but then it was pretty much said like people now say "sick" and "epic".

    Pretty much this:

     
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    Just reminded me of this:



    That show is rubbish but hilarious at the same time!

     
  35. Evo1883

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    Jokes a joke , Ive never truly been offended by any joke I have ever heard....because it's a joke
     

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