Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson’s Elephant Man joke ruled offensive – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2012 in codes of practice, complaints, disabled persons, media, news by sally

“The BBC Trust has ruled that Jeremy Clarkson’s joke comparing a Japanese car to the Elephant Man was offensive to people with facial disfigurements, and criticised Top Gear’s production team for a ‘regrettable lapse of editorial judgment’.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2012