More media over reaction

Hot on the heels of the Brand and Ross affair the complaining classes are now whining about a remark made by Jeremy Clarkson in last weekend’s Top Gear. During a lorry driving task on the show Clarkson joked:

This is a hard job and I’m not just saying this to win favour with lorry drivers, it’s a hard job. Change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear, change gear, murder. That’s a lot of effort in a day

Over 500 people have now phoned the BBC to complain about this according to Reuters.

Have these people nothing better to do with their days than phone the BBC? Get some perspective and move on. Clarkson is well-known for his outrageous opinions – everyone tuning in to Top Gear knows exactly what to expect. 

If you’ve got a delicate constitution and don’t like to hear people spouting off I’ve got a simple suggestion for you: don’t watch!

Just when did we lose our sense of humour and start taking everything so damned seriously?