BBC show Top Gear has sparked a complaint from Eduardo Medina Mora, the Mexican ambassador over comments made on Sunday nights show.
The ‘insults’ which were made by Clarkson, May and Hammond, included the trio saying, “Mexican cars are just going to be lazy”.
In a review of the Mastrett, Hammond said: “Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat.”
The three presenters, who have been in trouble for comments before, then described Mexican food as “refried sick”.
Clarkson went on to say he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.
The ambassador was unfortunately wide awake and said, “The presenters of the programme resorted to outrageous, vulgar and inexcusable insults to stir bigoted feelings against the Mexican people, their culture, as well as their official representative in the United Kingdom,” he wrote.
“These offensive, xenophobic and humiliating remarks only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate prejudice against Mexico and its people.”
The BBC refused to comment but said they would contact the ambassador directly.
Do you think the comments were wrong, or just typical Clarkson humour?