At skyde sig selv i foden


Jeremy Clarkson – foto Wikipedia

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Debatten har bølget i flere uger vedrørende Jeremy Clarksons suspension fra Top Gear. Ifølge seneste nyt, er det nu vedtaget, at han skal fyres, hvilket man i samme åndedrag beklager. Det er fastslået, at TV-værten på Top Gear slog ud efter en producer af showet, efter verbalt at have svinet ham til i 20 minutter.

Som jeg ser dette, er der flere, der nu skyder sig selv i foden – og det rigtig grundigt. Sidste år, fik Clarkson en sidste advarsel, og dermed ment, at man ikke ville tolerere flere udskejelser fra hans side, og fik man nogle, så ville hammeren falde. Det har den så gjort nu.

Først og fremmest, synes jeg at BBC, burde være profesionelle nok til at sørge for, hvad angiveligt er deres største stjerne, kan få lige, hvad han har lyst til at spise, når han har filmet en hel dag. Det kan så bare være mig. Fås det ikke lige der, så må det kunne skaffes andetsteds fra. Clarkson har arbejdet for dem, så mange år, at det ikke kan komme som nogen stor overraskelse, at han gerne vil have sin bøf og pommes fritter efter endt arbejdsdag. Det er første gang nogen skyder sig selv i foden. Anden gang er selvfølgelig, når Clarkson går til yderligheder, og overfuser produceren og ovenikøbet, slår ud efter ham. Et er, at han berretiget (i mine øjne) kan være skidesur over, at han ikke kan få noget at spise, noget andet er, at gribe til yderligheder. Når man har set ham “folde sig ud før”, så er man desværre ikke overrasket. Han skyder da sig selv rigtig meget i foden, for han er formentlig ikke så senil, at han allerede har glemt, den advarsel, han allerede har fået.

Nu har BBC, jo så givet ham den advarsel, og så er de pisket til at handle på den, og jeg kan sagtens se, at sådan en opførsel er uacceptabel. Det synes jeg da også. Problemet bliver så, at man melder ud, at man har tænkt sig at fortsætte showet – her skyder man ihvertfald også sig selv i foden, for uanset, hvad man synes om Clarkson og co., så er der ingen Top Gear uden ham. Glem det! Og hvem har lige lyst til at overtage efter sådant dels kontroversielt og populært show (som eksempel har over 1 mill. skrevet under, for at beholde Clarkson). Tilsyneladende, har man alternativer linet op.

Jeg ved ikke, hvad der bliver af May og Hammonds udmelding om, at de ikke vil fortsætte uden Clarkson, må vi vente at høre. Uanset er showet dødsdømt, og det bedste ville være, at slutte mens legen er god, eller også skal alle 3 fortsætte hos konkurrerende kanal.

Til sidst vil jeg lige sige, at jeg selv tidligere så Top Gear rigtig meget og jeg elskede det, for jeg elsker biler. Jeg fik dog i den grad nok, at alle 3 værters nedladende og til tider både racistiske og ubehagelige bemærkninger, så derfor har jeg ikke set længe. Om dette er en storm i et glas vand, ved jeg ikke helt, det er vel først og fremmest alle, der har bakket sig selv op i det berømte hjørne, og så er der ingen vej tilbage.

Shooting yourself in the foot!


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The debate has been on for weeks about Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from Top Gear. According to the latest news, it has now been decided to sack him, something which at the same time is done regretably. It has been established that the TV host on Top Gear hit a producer af the show after verbally asulting him for 20 min.

As I see this, there is several who are shooting themselves in the foot – and that very thoroughly. Last year Clarkson had a final warning and thereby meant that no more rantics would be tolerated from him, and if they did, then there would be consequenses. They are here now.

First and foremost I think that BBC should have been profesionel enough to see to, that what allegedly is their biggest star, could get exsactly what he wants to eat, when he has filmed for a whole day. That might be me. If it can’t be obtained right there, it had to be possible to get from somewhere else. Clarkson has worked for them, so many years, that it cannot be a big surprise, that he’s like his steak and chips after filming. It’s again the first time on their part of shooting oneself in the foot. Second time is of course when Clarkson goes of the rails and assults the producer and on top lashes out. One thing is that he rightly (in my view) gets pissed of that he can’t get anything to eat, another matter is to take it to extreemes. When you have seen his behavior before, you’re sadly not surprised. He goes on to make matter totally worse as presumably is not so senile that ha has forgotten the warning he had already recieved.

Now BBC has given him a warning and they feel pressured to act on it and I for one can easily see, that such behavior can’t be tolerated. And I agree. The problem is that they say they want to continue the show – another case of shooting themselves in the foot, as notmatter what you think of Clarkson & Co. there is no Top Gear without him. Forget it! And who would want to take over such a controversial and popular show (which as an exampel has over 1 mill. people sign , to keep Clarkson). Appearantly they have alternatives lined up.

I don’t know what is going to happen regarding May and Hammonds announcement that they wouldn’t continue without Clarkson, we’ll have to wait and hear. No matter what the show is doomed and the best would be to end the show or alternatively all three start up at another channel.

Lastly I’d like to say that I used to watch Top Gear a lot, and I loved it, as I love cars. I just got enough of all three hosts patronising and at time both racist and uncomfortalbe comments so that’s why I haven’t seen for ages. If this is a storm in a glass of water, I don’t know, but first and foremost I guess everyone has backed themselves into a corner, with no way back.

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