Top Gear Mexico Comments Video: Ambassador Demands Apology
The folks at Top Gear appear to have offended the people of Mexico, or at least its politicians. Some UK MPs have asked for a Top Gear apology for remarks made about Mexico after the Mexican Ambassador to the UK wrote to the BBC to complain about the Top Gear Mexico comments.
What Did They Say About Mexico on Top Gear?
Top Gear were talking about the Mexican sportscar Mastretta the "tortilla car".
Richard Hammond and James May joked that Mexico produced cars that reflected its national character. "They're going to be a lazy, feckless, flatulent oaf with a mustache, leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."
James May added that Mexican food was 'like sick with cheese on it'.
In an open letter to the BBC, the Mexican ambassador to the UK wrote: ‘These offensive, xenophobic and humiliating remarks only serve to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate prejudice against Mexico and its people.
Here is the Top Gear Mexico comments video.