Oh my God, have you heard about John and Debbie?
No, what on earth’s happened?
They are getting a divorce
WHAT?!!! But they have been together for ten years. I thought they were really happy together
Well seems it is all over
He slapped her and split her lip
OH EM GEE that’s appalling. Is she okay?
Not really. He screamed at her for ages first and she had to go to A&E, on her own.
I am truly shocked. I would never think he would hit anybody. That is just awful.
I know, right?
Has he said why?
Yeah, seems he got home from a long day at work and there was no hot dinner.
Oh actually, he does have a point
Yeah, I guess he does. Yeah actually why is everybody making such a fuss?
I think I might start a petition to say that he is a nice guy and that actually Debbie is at fault here.
Can you imagine that conversation actually ever playing out?
No. Nor can I.
I have stayed mostly quiet on the Clarkson story because the more it went on the more ridiculous people were becoming. If we think One Direction fans are a bit ridiculous, when Top Gear fans are a whole different kettle of fish.
Clarkson hit somebody. It is that simple. Why it took weeks for an official investigation, I have no idea. It doesn’t need “investigating”.
Thank you for coming to me Jeremy, what’s the issue?
I hit Oisin
Did he hit you first?
Did he hit you back?
Then you are sacked and there is nothing further to say
Ten minutes. One meeting. Job done. The really crucial bit is what was mentioned in Oisin’s own statement
That one sentence is what this is all about.
Not ratings. Not PR. Not the money Top Gear makes around the world for the BBC. But that right there.
So it is right that Clarkson was fired. And actually he hasn’t technically been fired. That would have left the BBC open to being sued I suspect. No, they have just decided to “not renew his contract”. Hmmm. Sounds like a cop out to me.
What of poor Oisin, then following this unprovoked attack? Well he is not the victim in all this apparently. Oh no, read this article in the Huffington Post and weep. Weep. Jeremy is not to blame here apparently. Not for the end of Top Gear. Not for the fracas. Not for a single bit of it. To blame is Oisin. It is all his fault.
Seriously? I mean fucking seriously? On what planet is the victim EVER to blame?
“she was raped because she wore a short skirt”. Nope. We are not blaming her
“she deserved a slap” No she didn’t
“He got what was coming to him, he owed me money”. Again, no he didn’t
“Jeremy Clarkson slapped him”. Oh good on Jeremy.
If that is ever justified we might as well all just give up. Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) sums it up thus
Amen to that.