BBC Apologies for Top Gear Racist Comments About Mexico
After hundreds of protests about the remarks made by presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May were made. BBC offers apologies.The comments were made when a Mexican sports car was being discussed on the show.
One of the things Hammond said was: "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." Then later on Mexican food was also described as "refried sick"Jeremy Clarkson also said he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora would be asleep.
The executive producer of Top Gear apologised to ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora for the remarks made, after the offended ambassador demanded an apology.
The poor image and stereotype of Mexicans around the world has been promoted by Television networks and the Movie Industry around the world. Educators are challenged to motivate new generations to reject that stereotype and to set the example of the real escence of the Mexican race, specially during these times of extreme violence, corruption and mediocrity of souls and minds. The Mexican race has gone from being a magnificent ancient civilization, to slavery and then from freedom, to corruption and organized crime, but that is not the core value and the reality of the Mexican people.
"There are more of us who pursue knowledge and education, there are more of us who are hard working, there are more of us with moral values, there are more of us who are good"