Jeremy Clarkson Hates America, Who? Why Should We Care?

Jeremy Clarkson is the host of a popular car show in the UK and he hates America, and American cars. Unlike many, he is quite up front and honest about it, he reeks of contempt for anything American. I suspect this is because while he is a major celebrity in the UK, and thus treated with great deferrence by the lower sorts he bumps into, he is an absolute nobody in the US. Like Robbie Williams before him this has convinced him that the problem is that the US is too stupid to see his genius. Actually I quite enjoy Clarkson’s show, but I still think he is the very definition of a complete and total ass.

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Here is one that is pretty accurate, but pretty insulting to Americans.

And here is explaining Americans:

American’s don’t need to feel too bad, he hates other foreign cars too as shown below, this car had the audacity to be plebian!

Also see this post for newer Clarkson views

158 thoughts on “Jeremy Clarkson Hates America, Who? Why Should We Care?”

  1. Do you think Michael Richards (of Seinfeld-fame) is generally a funny comedian? Focusing on a particular standup comedy routine, do you think he was funny when he directed racial epithets at a specific class of people? Whether you answer “yes” or “no” to those questions, Richards has the free speech rights to say whatever he wants, even if it offends a class of people.

    But in reaction to Richards’ “statements”, people that were offended by what Richards said exercised their right to disassociate themselves from his offensive speech. By doing so, they exercised something mightier than censorship, they exercised their right to spend their money elsewhere. At this very moment Richards can still say whatever offensive utterance he wants, and he can do it with full protection of the First Amendment, but most people will respond with “not on my dime.” Since he can’t get a gig, Richards no longer has any opportunity to offend the very audience paying his wages.

    We Americans are currently embroiled in a similar situation with Jeremy Clarkson. If you believe he’s funny, and aren’t offended that he hates you because you’re an American, then watch his television show. You may delude yourself in whatever fantasy convincing yourself he doesn’t really hate you (“it’s tongue-in-cheek”, “he’s really just jealous”, “it’s British humor”, etc.), but know this fact: he hates Americans, and this means you.

    If you think he’s offensive, and it’s obvious I do, then you need to do something that will allow him to continue exercising his right to spew his hatred of everything/everyone American, while also showing your strength as a consumer. Boycott his television show and tell every station that runs his show that you’re doing so. Boycott the sponsors of his television shows, and tell them that you’re doing so. Get others of a like mind to do the same thing (that’s why I’m doing this). If enough people will “do something”, he’ll get the point soon enough and he’ll either apologize, or he’ll go on spewing his hate…but not on my dime.

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    “I hate the Americans.” – “Don’t Stop Me Now”, written by Jeremy Clarkson

    “If you’re thinking of coming to America, this is what it’s like: You’ve got your Comfort Inn, you’ve got your Best Western, and you’ve got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody’s very fat, everybody’s very stupid, and everybody is very rude. It’s not the holiday program, it’s the truth.”- Jeremy Clarkson

    “If this were America, it would be full of people doing… whatever it is they do. Incest, mostly, I think.” – Jeremy Clarkson while comparing a rural British village with a rural American village

    “…I mean, the Americans are good for a lot of things, incest mostly…” – Jeremy Clarkson

    “America: 250 million wankers living in a country with no word for wanker” – Jeremy Clarkson

    “Most Americans barely have the brains to walk on their back legs.” – Jeremy Clarkson

    “In some parts of America they’ve actually started mating with vegetables.” – Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear’s Big American Road Trip

    “They’re made in America, of course, so that fat Yanks can go to the fridge without expending any energy.” – Jeremy Clarkson while driving a Segway

    “You see, the thing about putting a nice big engine like this on is for one big reason: weight, alot of weight. this big thing weighs nearly 600 pounds, which is the same as putting a whole american on the back” – Jeremy Clarkson

    But mostly, I suspect the people who move from Britain to the States do so because they are interested in guns and murdering. – Jeremy Clarkson

    “So why, you may be wondering, do I own a Ford GT? That’s simple. The body is British, the gearbox is British, the steering rack is from an Aston, the chassis was set up by a couple of guys from Lotus, the wheels are German and the brakes are Italian. The power is American, yes, but it’s tamed and sophisticated by Europeans. It’s a metaphor, in other words, for the perfect world.” – Jeremy Clarkson

  2. Wow, I have lived in Britain for 2 years, and let me tell there is alot of fat Brits. They love to tell us how fat we are, as I watch a 35 stone man walk out of a “kebab” shop with his bag of chips and kebab, as they call it here. I have noticed alot of English up there own a** quickly to point out America’s problems or faults. They need to concentrate on whats going on in there own back yard. Couple of exmaples NHS = JOKE the worst health care I ever recieved, recieved better at a clinic. 2. How much they charge for the NHS. Let’s say you make £30,000 pounds a year out of your monthly paycheck you will pay 10% of your pay which will be nearly £180.00 give or take a few. Which is about dollars $360.00 a month for health care. I made $60,000 dollars a year and I paid $80.00 a month for top notch health care which was Blue Cross ad Blue Shield of Florida. I have seen NHS health care and it = shit, goo luck if you need back surgery it will only take you about 6 months to get it, lol if your lucky. Hmm what about your petrol prices that is a joke your goverment charges .63 p on the liter of tax. So ya gas prices are not high in Britain because you think your a bunch of do gooders by off setting carbon emissions.. You goverment is money hungry pigs and you know it. Hmm what else to complain about? I could list the numerous flaws in your tax system. You continue to brag about your money being worth 2 times the dollar guess what that pound doesn’t buy you absolute shit in the U.K. Oh yeah, your immigration department lol = joke.. What they charge for insurance, hahaha you only wish you could pay what Americans pay for motor insurance. As for our President, your correct Bush = Idiot. But you have Gordon Brown an absolute bigger idiot. But you know what is better then that? Your queen lol, the biggest joke of them all. You pay a person to sit on a thrown, that makes a couple of visits £40,000,000 a year which = $80,000,000. The biggest joke of all of your goverment is the B.B.C. The english color (colour) t.v. owner has to pay £130.00 a year to have the right to own a color t.v. B.B.C. = equals crap t.v. shows and anything good they have on is from the U.S. anyways. Give B.B.C. credit for the documentary’s that is it. FACE IT YOUR GOVERMENT GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOU, ECSPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A WORKING MAN IN YOUR COUNTRY. So you sheep cheer on Jeremy Clarkson, let him make fun of America. But just keep in mind I am living a whole lot better then you are, and I ain’t getting raped to do it…

    Personally, I have nothing against the English people,have alot of good english friends, my wife is beautiful english rose., and the time I was in England I had a great but costly time. I just don’t think that the English are very informed of there own goverment’s problems nor have the will to change it, so they find it funny to laugh at America’s problems. Jeremy Clarkson is just a tool for the B.B.C. He is just shit in my eyes, and he doesn’t know shit about the internals of any vehicle. Patriotism, can only be realized if you know your own country’s problems. I am sorry if I offended anyone but really someone needed to put some of these people in there place.

    Sorry about grammar errors I was very tired when I wrote this.
    Thanks, Mike

  3. Its a facade and shtick on his part. Its his gimmick. I absolute love TopGear and watch it to see the cars that we don’t get over here. (TVR Sagaris is so gawd damn sexy!)

    As for Jeremy, he is the equivalent of the “color commentator” that we have over here. Someone who hates America and its cars does not drop six figures on something made in America. He also holidays here too.

  4. I, too believe that Mr. Clarkson is a ***************, however I also hate American cars. Compared to European cars, they’re shit! I mean look at the Ford Model-T. It only starts on +25 degrees celsius and when it does, it takes 30 minutes to get it running! And what about Cadillacs? They used to be really cool, now they’re awful tin cans that cost 100 000 bucks. Now, back to Clarkson. He insulted the Citroën 2cv (my car!!!) and he thinks he gets away with that?! I mean it was way ahead of its time, in the forties when the yankees were still making really crappy Chevys that would only last for a day and break into a million pieces when they where bumped into a tree. It makes me feel bad when Jeremy badmouths the good ol’ 2cv, so how ’bout I say something about his Merc SLK? It’s crap! Its sleek body design and turbocharged diesel engines are just there to hide the fact that the car lacks all personality, I live in Finland in a rich neighborhood and I have many neighbors who have SLK’s. They are regular, dull people and they have regular, dull cars (however big their engines may be). I might be just a poor fisherman with a crappy car, but at least I have personality and so does my car.

  5. For everyone who think JC is making some sense…
    I invite you to watch the video where he destroy a lada
    Of all teh car he praised…of course he always say that the most expensive car is always better…In a way, it is. I’ve watched many of his video. I enjoy the cars and the shoots, not the guy who is running the show. seem like he had a dislike for cheap car (made in russian, malaysian…) and American car…for which i say BS. It is not rite to be downgrading the cheap car because people who buy them are the one that cant afford better car. As for American cars, i lived in Texas and i really do think that most american car is a joke compared to japanese and european car (i mean the based Ford Mustang make 200 hp from a 4.0L V6… 50hp per liter…that is way below a Acura RSX type S make 200hp from a 2.0L I4 or the Celica GTS make 180hp from 1.8 I4…100hp a litter…i could go on forever) But i do like the Z06, they are cheap for the power, the quality and they corner better for a modern muscle car.

    In conclusion, i say there are many american cars that did not meet the standard expectation but you cant just say that all american car sux…there are still great car made by american out there.the Aero Shelby, The GT500, Z06, FordGT…

  6. Ok…Im going to tell you info about myself quick so we can all be on the same page…I am a 24 year old moderate republican American from Philadelphia, PA who hates Clarkson…Now to those who do not know what a moderate republican is I will tell you…If 100 is republican and 0 is democrat im 60…I live in a very liberal city and no I do not have sex with my extended family…I am college graduate with a degree in finance and real estate working in at a pharmancy to make ends meet…
    Now the reason why Im telling you this back history is so Robert can do the best he can to rip me apart…I enjoy an ignorant fool tearing apart someone he never meets and knows nothing about…Im an American and im proud to be one…Im as proud to be an American as an Englishman is proud to be English…There is nothing wrong with pride unless it clouds your judgement and you become an irrational fool…Look im a republican and I didnt vote for Bush, but I did what ever other proud American does…I dealt with it and made the best out of the circumstance and moved on…If you noticed, Bush has never won the popular vote, just the electoral college so think about that one Robert…Not all Americans are rednecks…Thats not even a 10,000th of a percent of us. Most of us are just middle-class citizens working in jobs we hate to make ends meet….Sounds familar doesn’t it…Hmmm…We eat too much but look at it this way…wouldn’t you if you could…Look the USA takes alot of stuff for granted because we can…If you were poor and couldn’t eat and then one day you could afford to buy whatever you wanted, wouldn’t you self indulge…Yes…If you say no your just lying to yourself…I lost 30 lbs in college just to make ends meet and it makes you apprecate what we have and thats why we self indulge…Now im not telling you this for a “sad story or get simpathy” but to make a point…
    Shows like MTV and Access Hollywood has done more to damage US image then Bush could ever do…Bush is an idiot…case closed…But TV has made it seem every American is a “rich, fat, having sex with your sister douchebag who thinks were the best…Most of us aren’t…We just want a piece of the pie…Most just want a place to live, be accepted for who we are, enjoy our freedoms and do what makes us happy…Now who the hell wouldn’t want that…NO ONE!! Hollywood / MTV makes it seem like we all are rich stuck up assholes…I don’t know how many times I watched a peice of my 16 year old birthday party show on MTV and wanted to drive to Florida (2000 miles from me) and beat the living shit out of those brats for making Americans look bad…Look the USA is about the relative size of the European Union so you know what that means…We have more people and that means more of us seem to be assholes because…take a guess…theres more of US…DUH!!! There are pricks everywhere…Its a fact of life…Deal with it!!
    Brett and Sterling your posts on Clarkson and everything else is 100% true and I agree 100%…Sterling, I slatue you…If it wasn’t for people like you I couldn’t enjoy the freedom I have…Freedom isn’t free and must be protected…I know you probly didn’t like the fact you were there but you man’d up and you should be proud…My dad was a naval aviator on P3s searching for submarines during the Vietnam War..I have been to Europe…The people there are the same as my town…There nice with a few assholes…Just like everywhere else…
    If your going to make an argument make it intellient…People like Clarkson are pointless to make fun of because its so easy…If you want a challenge go have a debate with someone who uses facts…Cursing and throwing a tamper tanum hurts your argument and people just laugh at you and don’t take you seriously..I can spell too and Im an American…Big surprise for ya…You want to talk about economics…Bring it…I’ll give you the whole reason why the world is entering a depression…It might take me about an hour to write so if you want me to post it give me a response…If you want to understand why the world’s economy is tanking its not because of the USA but the world as a whole…
    Oh, one last thing…Who is the first country the world goes to when there is a natural disaster or problem in the world…Its the USA…Look up the facts, the average US citizens donate the most amount of money to causes then any other country in the world…We understand we are better off then most people and we do what we can to help in their times of need…I don’t know how many of hundreds and thousands of my hard earned money I have given away to good causes…The point of this is for you Robert to understand your opponent in an argument you have to know him / her better then yourself and then pick them apart…Maybe you should go hang out with “working America” and then make your jugement call because from what I see…Working America and Europeans are the same blood…!!!

    (And before you tear me apart with the…,it is because, I do it as a style choice when I write…Everyone knows its me when I post cause of the … and its not like this is official posting for some high esteem new paper article…its just a blog…You should have proper grammer, spelling and word choice..Mistakes are ok but make it seem like you care now like your just typing like a fool)

  7. Personally, he scares me with all that nonsensical vitriol he proposes as fact. The British I have interacted with are very kind and lovely people. (If he is considered a typical Brit, I am Queen Victoria) I can’t abide arrogant and ignorant bigotry such as he delivers. I adore witty sarcasm and satire, but Mr. Clarkson takes it to a whole new level of outright condescending boorishness and idiocy. Though, I do agree with some of views on cars.

  8. I watched (for the first time in many months) Top Gear on BBC America.

    The show still has killer footage. The chaps running the cameras are incredible and the folks doing the final cut (editing) are in the genius category. The only thing, the show is simply fantasy. How many of us watching can afford a 572 horsepower Audi stationwagon. Frankly, the cars on Top Gear are like the models on the runways in Milan, France. Nobody dresses that way in real-life… and nobody but Paris Hilton drives cars like the ones typically featured on Top Gear.

    I wonder if the Chevy Volt I plan on buying will ever make a debut on Top Gear, and if it did, it would certainly be lambasted by Clarkson (as he has lambasted the Prius.)

    Getting off of OPEC oil seems to be of no concern to Clarkson and he is certainly doing his part to make OPEC rich… Clarkson, like his show, is fantasy and folly, but it sure brings in the ratings and is making Clarkson fat and happy. I suppose if the UK has their version of a Red Neck, Clarkson would be their Poster Child. He is a bigot, narrow minded and a pig in his own right.

  9. Im From Britain….. Jeremy Clarkson owns! But he tries to isnult everyone.. not just from his conutry but people who aren’t from exactly from where he Lives… Just so you know i live in norfolk (In England) He says pretty bad hings about that now and again!

  10. I love it when JC says things about Americans. They are funny. Top Gear is my favorite show and I am from Texas. More American than America.
    If Jeremy hates the US so much why is always over here?
    Keep it Jeremy!

  11. I can say that after more than a decade here, I have met my fair share of ignorant minds. If we are perceived as stupid then people here should be careful not to lower themselves to our “so-called” level because every time I meet someone who assumes and judges what my life was like back in the US, I laugh. Stop assuming that you know 300 million of us, you don’t! Your ignorance at times comes through your arrogance and as hard as you try to hide it, it’s there. And stop using Bush as an excuse for your prejudice. Millions of us never even voted for him. I also am anti war – Iraq was and is wrong but the UK has killed many muslims – and oh, Africans, Native Americans and many more. We should all get off our high horse and be more humble AND REALISTIC before we point the finger.

  12. , he is right. I totally agree with him about America IN GENERAL. The UK is pretty sh*tty too nowadays, but America has really gone down hill. You have to admit…

    I can even see that on Xbox live. You might think ‘Well Xbox live isn’t exactly a scientific way of judging how ‘good’ a country is’, but all they talk about is being in a large ****hole and that further takes the ******* ****. Anyway **** *** for now byeee

  13. Seriously, who cares? It’s a freaking TV show. I’m American, I watch Top Gear, I enjoy the show, and I could not care less what Jeremy Clarkson thinks of my country.

  14. I am from the UK, as for Clarkson he was good on earlier shows and used to drive all models, not so much the FAST machines that he loves. I agree he talks none sense half the time, with some good in between. I,m suprised he gets away with his wit it,s very insulting to the USA people and of other countries, we all make mistakes and have problems, but I think jeremy likes to exploit his ego too much on T.V. he likes to compare cars with other foreign models, this is impossible as every car has its own identification, costs etc. I don,t why politics are involed(dangerous road to be on!) We are all proud of our nations in our own way, well I hope most people..I guess some people let off steam here, strangely JC gets away with it, joke or not! I think JC is really funny at times, but ruins it with comments that offend other folk, which spoils the show! I would enjoy a show down to pure and thorough nothing but car show, rather some of the garbage shown on some shows from JC.

  15. Alright well I was just watching a documentary on speed, and it featured eric bana and his 1974 ford falcon, and clarksons comments were just outrageous and dumb. He smashed talked about our cars and said how bad they were. By the comments he made he obviously doesn’t know shit about cars.
    Sorry for grammar I’m on my phone

  16. Jeremy Clarkson sucks ass. Plain and simple. Thanks to his “framing” the exotics as a “European Aristocracy”, my life time favorites have changed. From Lamborghini and Bugatti to American anything. “Don’t need it if aint American” is now my motto. Give me a SSC or GT40 any day. Ironically, Jeremy ended up buying a GT40 for his own personal exotic. What a hipocritic dill weed. Btw, tell the queen of your “Exotic European Aristocracy” to use Jeremy Clarkson instead of her regular douchse, he’s better for her cum filled whore cunny.

  17. Most Brits regard Jeremy Clarkson’s predictable, knuckle dragging persona as a waste of a TV screen. Hopefully, most Americans don’t feel the same and Clarkson will be tempted to move to the US permanently. My apologies to those of you who don’t believe immigration should stretch that far, but, unfortunately, we are no longer able to deport such undesirables to the colonies and the only other reasonable option we have is euthanasia.

  18. Clarkson support: Get bent. Clarkson thinks all American’s are fat? He’s a fat tub of lard with a bald spot on his head. I could bench press him, you, and your momma at the same time. He can hardly get any American on his show so that’s probably why he’s pissed off and mouths off. One thing we make really well here are tanks, helicopters, planes, and missiles.

  19. It’s not just Clarkson; his wife is a complete cunt too. In one of his reviews, he admits his wife hates anything American. (obviously, except for the tv licensing revenues from the viewing American public). Ordinarily, I love Brits, but this is one you can keep on your side of the pond.

  20. Lewis Hamilton is such a bad example for behaving so badly behind the wheel of that Mercedes. But he must have been really charged up after setting the fastest time in practice for the Australian Grand prix. He should have kept off the highway and gone home to bed.

  21. Clarkson is what he is, loud and annoying. I bet no-one agrees with every single thing he says simply because he has very narrow views on everything. But he is funny to watch and without his crazy ideas he wouldn’t be as funny. Personally my favourite is James May simply because he is the most down to earth (and technically minded) of the three. Hammond is to full of himself and vain which the other two point out with glee. Are all American cars crap? Obviously not, that would be an astonishing feat and even the top gear presenters acknowledge that there are quite a few cars built in America that they like (Viper, Corvette, new Charger, Hummer H2, GT, CTS, Mustang). But they do have a tendency to by overly pro British in terms of car choices (Land Rovers, Austin Martins, Jags etc), but guess what they are British so what do you expect.

    They rip on everyone including Brits, hey even on each other but that’s what makes the show so fun and appealing, it’s three middled-aged friends arguing over stupid things. None of them are perfect and it wouldn’t work if they were.

    I am not American, I am not British, I’m Irish. Top Gear is a great show (except the celebrity bit) I have no reason to side with either the Brits or the Americans on this, I know people from both countries I don’t understand why you both seem to have a need to one up each other. Both countries have done some great and horrible things in equal measure so what’s the point in all this? Example “all American cars are crap” well the simple reply to that is Britain doesn’t have much of a car industry any more because they were so bad. And hey as I’ve said I’m Irish we are most well known for being drunks and poets and to be frank that’s not too much.

    So relax and stop getting so worked up if someone doesn’t like you, it’s nothing new. The world is full of idiots and asses and I’m fairly sure that they are evenly dispersed across the globe (hey I might even be one). This whole addiction to becoming outraged over the slightest remark is pathetic in my eyes, how insecure can a person be to moan about hurt feelings when someone they don’t even know (and so knows that this person doesn’t know them either) says something bad about them. Why do you care? Every county/culture has it’s flaws Britain for example is stuck in the past, Ireland is still in love with the rogue (lazy crocked politicians) and America seems to think it’s better than everyone else which of course p***** off everyone else (no-one likes a superiority complex). Yes the USA has the best military and more money than everyone else (although I think China may have claim to that now) but the USA also treats its poor like s**t.

    So nobodies perfect just like Clarkson although he maybe less perfect than most. I kind of trailed off there on the original subject but I was just trying to point out that we all need to stop thinking that we are perfect or that this is a black and white/good and evil world and embrace the greyness of it all. Realise that we are all imperfect and that we should all just relax.

    Alfa driver, Wicklow, Ireland

  22. What people are forgetting is that Clarkson is an out of touch celeb.
    He earns shed loads of money. He has recently said that the people who have been stranded by the Icelandic volcano eruption are whingers because they couldn’t get home.
    Jeremy claimed it was easy, all you have to do is board a few ferries & then get a few lifts.

    That is fine if YOU ARE RICH & A KNOWN FACE on the telly

    The guy should really be a politician. Piss off Clarkson you silver spooned twat!

  23. haha you americans cant face the truth behind the fat the surrounds your eyes, im australian and i think wat the british is saying is all true about americans you dont think be for you guys act, the only resonable americans that know wat reality is the celbrities and the musians that use their talents which arent their hand when eating some fatty food, they sing about realtiy and show it, america is the fattest country in the world and when us australians see reality votage shot on tv over there all you see is fat people its quiet gross actually

  24. BROAD SWEEPING GENERALIZATIONS ARE ALWAYS WRONG!. Every country , or any group of people for that matter is a collection of individuals not a collective sharing one mind or set of opinions. Clarkson is wrong to generalize a whole country and anyone else generalizing american or brits or anyone else in this long twisted line of discussion is wrong. I like top gear and most of the time I like clarkson but he was way out of bounds calling an entire country fat and atupid and rude. Im sure that any well educated person from any country could make a compelling argument about why their country is great but also any well educated person would also know that no two people are alike, let alone, an entire country. Either clarkson is an Idiot or he really is just trying to breed hate. I could go on and on but why bother its never going to change anyones opinion so I don’t even know why I posted this but I had to say something their has been so much ignorance spewed here (not every post) I had to throw in some common sense.

  25. Jeremy Clarkson is an uneducated ignorant bigot. He seems to slag off the Americans, their way of life and vehicles, just for the sake of it. He is the sort of big-mouther boor that one sometimes overhears a few seats away in the pub, pontificating at the top of his voice just for the sake of it. Sack him from TG and get someone else. THE MAN IS A WANKER (First Class – VD and Scar).

  26. What nobody realizes is, what do American cars have to do with it at all? Nobody buys american cars anymore, not even americans, they all drive german or japanese, Because BOTH British and American cars are shit. Even Aston Martins and Bentleys are built by Belgians and Germans. What is this argument even for anyway? Don’t take it so personally, they lost the revolutionary war to some nine of us Americans. That’s why they’re sour. Clarkson is a nobody in America. and just about every major TV presenter in the US has an exponentially higher salary than Clarkson, also possibly why he’s so sour towards us. But all in all, the Brits know we could take everything from them in one fell swoop if we wished to do so. Don’t be sore, to me it’s a joke.

  27. Might I also remind you to those who would like to throw insults towards american cars, British Leyland? They were too lazy to build them at all, let alone properly

  28. And Sam, to you all i can say is that you are an idiot because American reality tv shows ARENT REALITY obviously. Fat people aren’t used because nobody would watch

  29. Hi there keyboard warriors! i love top gear! and no matter what you people say to JC! I am always love his shows.

  30. American’s seem to be getting off on the fact that Clarkson is a nobody in the US. Don’t worry, there are plenty of American’s that are nobodies in the UK. As if being famous in the USA is the apex of life.

    As for US presenters earning more than Clarkson? Well, have a look at Clarkson’s gaff on google earth, and as we know, house prices are a lot higher in the UK than they are in the US. yank presenters must be on a high salary because the last report to come out in England regarding high earners put Clarkson on £1m per show. Yeah, thats one million pound sterling for the hour you see on a sunday night. Thats $1.5 million dollars.

    Whats interesting about this debate is that it brings out all the yank idiots who seem to think they are Irish and Scottish. Im quater Irish, im half Scottish, blah blah blah. You’re not quater or half anything. You’re 100% American. Although we do understand your desperation to cling on to any kind of history or heritage, especially coming from a country that invents a hero figure in Uncle Sam, eats processed plastic cheese, ceated Disney World, drinks in fake Irish pubs and used to be a colony for European powers.

    Whoever said Clarkson is left-wing could not be further from the truth. The fella is as right-wing as you can get without being an extremist.
    And to the bloke who said Clarkson should be more thankful to American air men in WWII, would that be the air men from the country that refused to enter WWII until it was attacked, refused to loan the UK ships until the UK agreed to loaning the US 12 of it’s Army bases around the world rent free for 60 years, made the UK pay back (with extortionate interest) all WWII payments (only finished repaying in 2006), made the UK open up compeition for export and trade in Asia. All before the USA turned up in Europe when WWII was nearly over.

    As for the original point to why you yanks are getting upset. Why are you getting upset? Your cars are crap, your food is terrible, your country is Mickey Mouse and many Americans are extremely obese.

  31. Banastre, I don’t even know where to begin with you. It would take more time than I have right now to tear your illogical post to shreds so I’ll just address your last “paragraph”. First off, I’ll agree that American cars are crap. My last car was a Toyota and my current cars is a BMW, and I don’t plan on buying domestic any time soon. Now, all of our food is terrible? Come on now, that’s just your opinion. If you’re going to spend so much time looking up information online to bolster the frankly weak argument you made above, you should at least back up your closing paragraph with some empirical evidence. I love Italian and Mexican food but American food has its merits too. Maybe it isn’t as unique and instantly recognizable as other kinds of cuisine but there are without a doubt some good American dishes. I don’t like Chinese food very much, but if I’m going to try to insult their country for some extremely idiotic reason, I won’t end my argument with “oh yeah, I think soy sauce is gross!”. That’s just plain stupid. And God knows if an American can plainly see how stupid you are, you’re definitely not one to be talking.

    Now to the Mickey Mouse comment…really? Does anything have to be said to point out just how utterly stupid and irrelevant of a comment that was? I almost feel bad for correcting someone such as yourself with obvious learning disabilities, but someone has to do it, so it might as well be me. A comment like that, of such staggering borderline retardation, could only be rivaled by something like “Great Britain is Spice Girls”. See, that makes no sense, does it? Oh God, I’m afraid that after writing that I might need to have my mom but a bicycle helmet on me so I can join you on the short bus.

    And finally, many Americans are obese. Hooray you can make sweeping generalizations, good for you! I can also say that many Brits are extremely boring, elitist, pompous, tea sipping, crumpet munching, wimpy old white men with bowler hats. But everyone that isn’t an ignorant idiot knows that isn’t an accurate representation of the British people, in the same way that any moderately intelligent person knows not all Americans are fat rednecks. That’s probably what I find most amusing about stupid comments that people such as yourself make about America. You claim all Americans are ignorant and stupid, yet your own ignorance is what gave you those ideas in the first place.

    I now declare you OWNED.

  32. I don’t think he hates the U.S. I think is just part of the show to make fun of the U.S. in the same way Americans make fun of Canadians sometimes. Once in a while it gets out of hand and it’s almost like he is jealous haha! Maybe he is the one who wants to be American not Richard Hammon. There are lo t of problems in Europe and in he is picking on fat people and stupid crap, who cares! Also he defends his stupid Aston Martin and TVR and all the crap that comes from England while many Americans talk crap about their own auto industry maybe we should learn to take care of our own interests and give a chance to GM or Ford, there has been a lot of improvements in the past 3 years.
    Although there are a lot of American haters out there who follow Clarkson, I think they are just jealous. I grew up in South America, now I’m American. Everything in the news over there is to talk crap about the U.S. I think is quiet simple, jealousy. There are a lot of countries with problems, why don’t you talk crap about Somalia or Haiti. And when there is a hurricane or an earthquake guess who is one of the first ones sending you help? the U.S.

  33. Clarkson is an idiot and for simple British is an idol. Is clever but he is just a simple asshole. He behaves like this not ones and not only about US

  34. Jeremy Clarkson is most certainly an American hating biggot. That’s not even up for debate. I have a strong feeling that JC is going to die via a bullet to the head. He’s lucky it hasn’t happen already.

    But yeah he should be removed from TG A.S.A.P. It’s bad enough that he’s a steaming pile as a human being but he knows absolutely dick about cars. All he does is misinform the ignorant.

  35. Maybe this whole discussion should be a lesson about generalizations. They are never completely true. The American government is a broken mess and has been from the beginning. Many Americans hate the things our elected officials have done. Personally, I do find many Americans to be obnoxious and ignorant. They tend to be the ones who are seen on television and in the news. BTW I’m American. I certainly agree that we take ourselves too seriously. Everyone needs to take a deep breath and get a sense of humor. Jeremy is just one man. He can think whatever he wants. No one ever said he was some enlightened genius.

  36. Ease it off guys. Clarkson might be rude but he usually does have a point. The way he talks is just the british way. British humor is intelligent use of english (let’s be honest, its something most americans can’t do), hyperbole, simile and stereotypes. Infact I’m a big fan of british humor (or humour for my english friends), and I cock about similarly with my friends. And if you say americans aren’t rude, that is utter rubish because I know since I am brown skinned and south asian and I get coments like “oh so you’re indian? Does your dad work for the taliban? Hahah.” That clearly underlines the ignorance and rudenes of the american public.

  37. Why should anyone in the USA care what some rotten tooth, fish & chips eating Red Belly has to say about the USA? They have dragged us into the European wars more times than they should admit and JUST finished paying their debt in 2006 for us saving them from speaking Kraut. Jeremy can drive all the $200,000 English luxury boxes that “Go around the bend fast” that he wishes. England manufactures less cars in a year the the USA does in a month. The UK could not keep up with the needs of our Nation on their best days. Their machines were complete junk until foreign auto builders moved in. Lucas electronics and overheating tinker toys are the TRUE legacy of British autos. While Jeremy drives one of the 800 or so Quarter Million Dollar machines Briton Builds the few… the rest of us who live in the REAL WORLD, with traffic lights, Stop Signs, speed limits and long, flat perfectly smooth freeways with drive our big, comfy American Cruisers and love every minute of it. The UK equals roughly the land mass and population of Georgia and Pennsylvania just two of our Mid Sized States. If they had a REAL Nation that sprawls from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean and from the Tropics in Florida to the Arctic Circle in Alaska. they would have a right or perhaps even some understanding of what REAL Nations must deal with. But in truth, they are a tiny island who has lost nearly every single Colonial Land they invaded and made slaves of in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries… they are the past… they are NOTHING but crown worshiping, rotten tooth fools.

  38. Jermey is an opp. I heard him say He dosnt like anything american at all (that was on Top Gear) which I like. As A Doc. man He is great. His Opions about American cars and roads are BS. He’s always in Cal. Ar. Ect. never te East states. The Apps: com there if you want some crazy ass roads.

  39. I am a fan of top gear but JC’s childish ranting or humor (depending on which side of the coin you are on) gets old pretty quickly. That is why I don’t bother watching his dvd’s anymore, without RH and JM he is just too much.

    He is an entertainer of sorts, gets attention and viewers by being outlandish, making asinine statements and just ranting for the sake of it. So while it can be a bit much no matter who he is bashing you sort of have to take it with a grain of salt. Who knows what he truly feels and to be honest, I could care less about his opinions on foreign policy, society or culture.

    I watch top gear because of the great automobiles, the funny challenges and because it is entertaining when they are going on about cars.

  40. I watched the good, the bad, the ugly dvd and he is pretty off in the comparison of vehicles that are supposed to be similar but then again he has a target audience and I would venture to say that the American public was not one and that could account for the reason why the program was so outlandish.

    Calling a new Chrysler a muscle car though…I truly hope he was not serious there or he would look but the fool.

  41. I have been watching Top Gear since it has been introduced to Netflix. I really enjoy the show and I enjoyed all of the presenters on Top Gear. As I watched more and more episodes, I began to notice hateful comments towards the United States. At first it was like a little pin prick. Then I found that I became increasingly offended by what he was saying about my country. My father was born in England. He came here when he was 7 with my grandmother. My grandfather was bomber pilot flying missions over England to protect their wonderful nation when he met my grandmother. He eventually brought my grandmother to the United States. My father was born in Corby, England. Jeremy seems to believe the United States consist of the southern states. He refers to Europe as the civilized world. I do not like being lumped up with the few southern Americans he has come across. I also believe that the United States has produced some vehicles that were not of the best quality. Lately, however, I feel that the vehicles from Ford and GM have been increasing in quality and I am rather proud of the latest vehicles being produced. As said in some recent posts, I try to take Jeremy with a grain of salt. I dont know if he really feels the way we think he feels about the United States. He may act this way for ratings or he may really feel that way about our great nation. One thing I can say for sure is that I find it increasingly hard to watch Top Gear, especially after reading some of posts by the British people here. As for Rob, I do find that the comments made to you were about your skin color or race to be in bad taste. I hope that you do understand that not all Americans feel this way and again, please do not let a few rotten apples spoil the bunch. Most of us are of mixed decent and are not racist, cheeseburger eating gluttons. Again, my father is English and Polish. My mother is Puerto Rican. My wife is Vietnamese. And my children will be a mixture of all. I think that Jeremy fails to see the bigger picture of what being a United States Citizen really is. We are a great nation of mixed decent. This country has produced some of the most amazing people to ever walk this planet. No one can deny the greatness of this nation if you have studied history properly.

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