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Man Up Clarkson: You Said the N-Word, Just Admit It

If you're going to be controversial that's fine, just don't be a lying coward when it lands you in hot water.

Calls for Jeremy Clarkson to be fired are increasingly getting louder after a video emerged of the Top Gear host using the ‘n-word’ in unaired footage of the popular car show. The clip, which was later edited from the show, sees Clarkson deciding between the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 using the “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” children’s rhyme. In it, he can be heard mumbling: “catch a n***** by his toe.”

Previous offensive outbursts include raising his arm Nazi-style when speaking about German carmaker BMW’s Mini, saying people working on a Hyundai stand had “eaten a dog” for lunch, and describing a car as “a bit gay” and “very ginger beer” – cockney rhyming slang for the term “queer.”

No stranger to controversy, the British host was recently accused of calling a Thai man a ‘slope’ when filming in Thailand.

After the allegations reported in the Mirror this morning, Clarkson took to Twitter to flat out deny them: “I did not use the n word. Never use it. The Mirror has gone way too far this time.” However the tabloid says audio forensic experts have studied the clip and confirmed Clarkson used the word. Longtime nemesis Piers Morgan couldn’t resist sticking the knife into Clarkson (some would argue the former Mirror editor may have had a hand in digging up the video in the first place), by tweeting “If this N-word allegation is true, @JeremyClarkson is TV toast, surely?” So, does this spell the end for the Top Gear legend? As fans of the show, we hope not. Let us know your feelings in the comments.

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