BBC suspends Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

 
BBC suspends Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
The outspoken and controversial host of the BBC program ''Top Gear'', Jeremy Clarkson, is suspended, the BBC said on Tuesday.

Clarkson received a final warning in May 2014 after having made a racist statement during a recording. BBC management said that Clarkson would be taken off air if he gave "one more offensive statement, no matter where or when."

The BBC has not given any details about why Clarkson now is being suspended.

The scheduled show on Sunday, has been canceled pending investigation.

It is not the first time Clarkson has made statements deemed offensive and he has a track record that even a Porche Cayman GT4 couldn't match.

July 2008: Drink-driving
BBC bosses told Clarkson off for supping a gin and tonic while behind the wheel of a pick-up truck

November 2008: Lorry drivers
With reference to Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, Clarkson joked on the show about how lorry drivers "murder prostitutes"

February 2009: Gordon Brown
The then prime minister was dismissed as a "one-eyed Scottish idiot" during a press conference in Australia.

October 2009: Black Muslim Lesbians
Clarkson said that the BBC was obsessed with hiring black, Muslim lesbians to counter the number of white heterosexuals in its ranks.

July 2010: Burkas and lingerie
During a Top Gear discussion on distractions while driving: “Honestly, the burka doesn’t work. I was in a cab in Piccadilly the other day when a woman in a full burka crossing the road in front of me tripped over the pavement, went head over heels and up it came, red g-string and stockings.”

August 2010: Special needs
Clarkson referred to a Ferrari as 'special needs' and a 'simpleton' as a way of giving it a bad review.

February 2011: Mexico
Clarkson sparked a diplomatic incident, and was forced to apologise to the Mexican ambassador

January 2012: India
Viewers complained about Clarkson's provocative remarks concerning the country's clothing, trains, food and history.

May 2014: The 'N'-word
Clarkson was forced into a apology after appearing to mumble the word as he sang a nursery rhyme on Top Gear.

July 2014: Slope
Ofcom said he had breached their guidelines, when he referred to an Asian person as a 'slope',

October 2014: Falklands
Jeremy Clarkson caused offence this time by driving through Argentina using a number plate apparently referring to the Falklands War.

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