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BBC host insults Chinese, brings shame to Britain

By Hou Jinliang (People's Daily Online)

15:25, January 12, 2012

Edited and Translated by Han Shasha, People's Daily Online

People generally hold that Britain is a country of gentlemen. And 2012 London Olympics is seen as a stage to show the country’s new image. Unfortunately, the impression may be destroyed by BBC presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

In his article published on The Sun, Clarkson associated the deaths of 23 Chinese cockle-pickers who drowned in Morecambe Bay in 2004 with synchronized swimming, saying "Chinese women in hats, upside down, in a bit of water", and adding: "You can see that sort of thing on Morecambe Beach. For free."

Obviously, Clarkson's flippancy shows his inferior quality. The vulnerable Chinese workers were illegally used by some organizations. They were daughters, wives and mothers who had to pick cockles to maintain their lives. They did not bring any harm to society, nor did they steal Clarkson’s job.

It is shameful that Clarkson joked and mocked them seven years after their death in the country that upholds universal love, worship of God and gentlemen demeanor.

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kenng at 2012-03-11114.76.49.*
There is no excuse for this type of behaviour. It shows a deep insecurity and a racial streak on the part of Jeremy Jackson. The British know that they cannot match the Beijing Olympics. I do not want say this but Jeremy's poor taste comments has fired me up. The UK presentation at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was rather pathetic and embarrassing compared to the spectacular Chinese presentation. The British psyche was deeply wounded and they still harbor grudges despite the fact that they only had themselves to blame.
Tracker at 2012-02-03122.107.87.*
Don"t be so serious, Jeremy Clarkson is a controversial idiot and he makes a lot of money making silly comments and causing controversy. Best not to take the bait and ignore him otherwise you will only make him more (in)famous. The BBC is always critical of China which only proves jealousy is a curse :-) Take their Gold in 2012!!! That will upset them..hehehe
avatar singh at 2012-01-282.101.4.*
boycott london olympics 2012!it shoud never have bene given-tyhrough bribes-to english scumbags whoa re war criminals and low bred just like low bred jeremy clarkson who looks like smashed ugly pumpkin-typical british face..
Brian at 2012-01-2250.48.43.*
It never ceases to amaze me how in the year 2012 – with all our political correctness coupled with our boundless access to gratuitous social media, to read and hear about gossip around the globe instantaneously and how none of us can go thirty minutes without being forcefed something about Kim Kardashian -- "entertainers" like Jeremy Clarkson and "comedians" like Rosie O"Donnell still feel comfortable enough to mock people of Chinese origin and not lay yourself open to the scorn of civilized people everywhere. Obviously no nation is without its rubes, but by and large people living in any country of sound mind I do believe have the common sense to understand the difference between decency and obscenity; what is and isn’t funny. How anyone would find Clarkson’s attempt at humor at the expense of the two dozen lives lost that day – not to mention the families they left behind – is beyond me. Now, we’ve all said things we have (or should have) regret; I would hope Clarkson man’s up very soon and offers a sincere apology to those he offended.
PD User at 2012-01-2174.101.24.*
BBC and britian is control by the jews money suplies.jews community finance and control the british colony empire for 500 yrs.BBC is a mouth piece for israel/jews interest.jews alway had been a silent enemy of china and asia at large

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