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Mexican takes legal action against Top Gear . . . calls her nation 'lazy, feckless and flatulent'
Daily Mail UK ^ | February 3, 2011

Posted on 02/03/2011 5:44:58 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

A Mexican has instructed lawyers to bring a test case against Top Gear after her countrymen were branded 'lazy, feckless and flatulent' on the hit show.

Iris de la Torre, a jewellery design student in London, is bringing the claim under a new equality law. Her lawyers claim it could cost the BBC £1million in damages.

They have demanded the hit BBC1 motoring show is taken off the air and an investigation made into the comments.

The lawyers, Equal Justice, have previously taken action against Channel 4 over comments about Indian actor Shilpa Shetty, made on Celebrity Big Brother.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: mexicans; topgear

1 posted on 02/03/2011 5:45:00 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Well, the lazy, feckless, and flatulent stuff is due to a combination of warm climate, delicious, extremely high carb food (with lots of gas creating beans) and tequila-based cocktails.

I am the same way when I eat Mexican for lunch on Fridays.

2 posted on 02/03/2011 5:51:18 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Has anyone spotted any "together we thrive" tee-shirts yet in the news feeds from Cairo?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The BBC show Top Gear is the best program on television.


3 posted on 02/03/2011 5:52:13 AM PST by reg45
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

RUBBISH!


4 posted on 02/03/2011 5:53:20 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So if I call a specific Mexican female in Britain a lazy, slimy, flatulent whore (puta perezosa, babosa y flatulenta) I’d be in trouble? Thanks for the warning.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 5:53:41 AM PST by katana
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Three words: freedom of speech.


6 posted on 02/03/2011 5:54:54 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mexico should be glad they didn’t tell the truth.

However its kind of hard to call a car chaotic, violent, and out of control.


7 posted on 02/03/2011 5:55:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That is so wrong - they are not feckless....


8 posted on 02/03/2011 5:56:14 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Snowpalooza 2011)
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To: reagan_fanatic

They are feckless as they support liberals and democrats.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 5:57:58 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Proving that humourless needs to be added to “lazy, feckless and flatulent.”


10 posted on 02/03/2011 5:58:08 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: Ev Reeman
Three words: freedom of speech.

In America, yes; it's part of our Constitution.

In Great Britain, No. They don't have a written constitution. Well, unless you're trashing Christians and Westerners. Then it's alright.

11 posted on 02/03/2011 6:01:26 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Maybe the guys at Top Gear should have added:

and whine like a Frenchman...

12 posted on 02/03/2011 6:02:21 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Read the comments...
Stereotypes are funny because they're true. Now, if you don't mind, I'm off to get drunk, march through contentious areas and throw stones at the police.
- Brian, Belfast, 03/2/2011 11:54

LOL

13 posted on 02/03/2011 6:02:57 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: reg45
I concur.
14 posted on 02/03/2011 6:03:49 AM PST by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: reg45
I concur.
15 posted on 02/03/2011 6:03:58 AM PST by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

No wonder the UK is so screwed (up).


16 posted on 02/03/2011 6:05:32 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: cripplecreek
However its kind of hard to call a car chaotic, violent, and out of control.

I think they've done that with some of the over-powered Mercedes.

17 posted on 02/03/2011 6:06:57 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: WSGilcrest

That sounds like something Jeremy Clarkson might say. Three cheers for Jeremy Clarkson.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 6:10:20 AM PST by reg45
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To: antiRepublicrat
However its kind of hard to call a car chaotic, violent, and out of control.

I think they've done that with some of the over-powered Mercedes.

Vauxhall Vectra: "This was the 4th Fastest 4door saloon on the market and it has the worst understeer you could ever imagine. This is scary from such a fast car."

It almost killed the Stig

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dyy4kPODqv58

19 posted on 02/03/2011 6:16:34 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: reg45

It was Hammond. I had to abbreviate the title to fit FR.


20 posted on 02/03/2011 6:17:52 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Iris de la Torre, a jewellery design student in London

It seems that her nationalist fervor for Mexico is not sufficient to induce her to live there. Flatulence too much for you?

21 posted on 02/03/2011 6:18:31 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You are probably right - Clarkson would have said that about Americans.


22 posted on 02/03/2011 6:20:08 AM PST by reg45
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

23 posted on 02/03/2011 6:26:34 AM PST by Oratam
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To: reg45

And Captain Slow would have said it about the French. Shortly before advocating carpetbombing Bordeaux.


24 posted on 02/03/2011 6:27:14 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: The_Victor

ROFL!


25 posted on 02/03/2011 6:33:31 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: antiRepublicrat

The Brabus Biturbo V12 Merc, and the Koenigsegg CCX. The Koenigsegg was the one that went off the track at 100 mph and “ate” part of the tire barriers.

I’m actually surprised that Hammond said what he said. That’s definitely more of a Clarkson line for sure. Seems like he’s always the one to say the controversial stuff, except for the French-bashing, which Captain Slow gleefully participates in.

And for as much grief as they give America and Americans, I think secretly at least Clarkson and Hammond like it here. I’ve seen the special where they came back to the US and went from the Blue Ridge Parkway down here in NC, took a drive at North Wilkesboro Speedway and Virginia International Raceway, and on up to New York. They genuinely seemed to be having a good time in North Wilkesboro with the locals, even if “they only spoke hillbilly.” :)

}:-)4


26 posted on 02/03/2011 6:33:58 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It was Hammond. I had to abbreviate the title to fit FR.

Hammond isn't exactly known for his love of exotic food

During the Vietnam Special

Clarkson: but we were ahead of schedule so we went to have some breakfast. these are chicken innards. well actually it doesn't say chicken innards, it says internals. we've ordered pickled pig's ear, with vegetables dipped in season sauce spelled wrong. speak of the devil, the sparrows have arrived. wafer thin sparrow?

Hammond: no i'm fine.

Clarkson: but after 7 days, he had to eat something. good news! Richard Hammond is eating rice....(beat)..... it's rice krispies.

Hammond: is it rice?

Clarkson: yes

Hammond: am i eating it with chopsticks?

Clarkson: yes

Hammond: then i am as native and local as you.

27 posted on 02/03/2011 6:34:33 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At least they didn’t say their mothers are hampsters and their fathers smelled of elderberries..........(maybe beans)


28 posted on 02/03/2011 6:37:06 AM PST by OB1kNOb (It is so cold today I saw Democrats walking around with their hands in their own pockets.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

At least they didn’t mention that the car would show up uninvited in your garage, siphon the gas from the automobile you paid for, and only run when it wanted to.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 6:46:29 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: antiRepublicrat
I think they've done that with some of the over-powered Mercedes.

Yeah I think it was the Merc C63 AMG, Jeremy called it an axe murderer if the stability control was turned off IIRC, was a couple of seasons ago. Not sure why the Mexicans didn't get upset at that, seems to describe many of the happenings there quite well also ;)

I so love TG, hope they don't back down, they haven't yet on many other 'incidents' :)
30 posted on 02/03/2011 6:48:17 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Renderofveils
And Captain Slow would have said it about the French. Shortly before advocating carpetbombing Bordeaux.

Just got around to watching the first episode of the new season, where Captain Slow advocates culling half the French population... for once I could agree with population control ;)
31 posted on 02/03/2011 6:51:47 AM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In a nation where political correctness has become law in some instances, this can’t be lightly dismissed as being as ridiculous as it seems.


32 posted on 02/03/2011 6:57:38 AM PST by Will88
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

lazy, feckless, flatulent, and can’t see they’ve got bigger fish to fry than a stupid TV show in England.


33 posted on 02/03/2011 7:01:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: Oztrich Boy

And don’t forget the Golf with the Lamborghini engine. That wasn’t a production car, but frightening in any case. It’s like those guys who used to put Porsche 911 Turbo engines in their VW Bugs. Suicide machines.


34 posted on 02/03/2011 7:01:41 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

” ‘lazy, feckless “

Her lawsuit proves it.


35 posted on 02/03/2011 2:07:46 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: reg45
Was watching this video the other night and said, "Hey. that's James May!" Almost made me cry.
36 posted on 02/04/2011 5:10:03 AM PST by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

that was that season’s best episode.

loved their custom made suits .


37 posted on 02/07/2011 10:01:36 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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