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BBC Sued Over Alleged Racist Remark in Top Gear’s ‘Burma Road’ Episode

31 March 2014

A British actress of Indian-descent, Somi Guha, 36, will sue popular BBC TV show Top Gear for US$1.9 million, as its presenter Jeremy Clarkson allegedly made a racist remark, The Daily Mail reports. During two ‘Burma Road’ episodes, Clarkson and co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May attempted to cross Burma in old trucks and reach the River Kwai in western Thailand. After constructing a makeshift bridge on a river, Clarkson says, “That is a proud moment, but there’s a slope on it,” as a local man walked on the bridge. ‘Slope’ is an old derogatory term in Britain for people of Asian descent.

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