Top Gear ignites religious rage over burkas worn during Christmas special

Looks like the Top Gear trio is causing trouble again. A few months after Jeremy Clarkson was blamed for a few idiots over in the UK flipping a Reliant over on its side shortly after seeing Clarkson do it on Top Gear, the crew is back in the headlines for yet another fouled up attempt at hilarity.

Apparently a few fans of the show are up in arms about the men donning burkas on theirChristmas special. Burkas are a piece of clothing worn by Muslim women that cover them completely from head to toe, with the exception of their eyes. The men wore the burkas during their Christmas special as a "disguise" so that they could travel through the city without being "recognized."

The Twitter lines simply lighted up after the scene with many people taking offense to the choice of attire. One viewer said, "This is probably the worst top gear special. Y the f*** r they wearing burkas!!?" Another added, "Top gear – the burka joke wasn’t funny."

Still some fans came to the UK show’s defense by saying, "Why are so many people offended. It’s just a piece a clothing. The Burka is not in the Quaran at all. If people are so offended, why don’t they switch over the TV?"

In all honesty, we don’t think Top Gear intended to offend anyone. This was just their way of "blending in" so that no one would recognize them. It’s the equivalent to the men throwing on some kilts if they decided to do a show in Scotland or a cowboy hat to drive through the state of Texas. Of course, it probably wouldn’t have been so bad had Clarkson not made a comment about seeing a Muslim woman sporting a G-string under her gown a few months ago.

.

Source: The Daily Mail

What do you think?
Show Comments

13 comments:

  (447) posted on 02.23.2012

Well, admit it. Top Gear also violated the law of Muslims. Let’s say that they just violated the Muslim cultures. This is better be forgotten.

  (374) posted on 08.12.2011

I have watched their Christmas special wherein they wen to Israel! Hell, that was so funny and exciting!

  (256) posted on 08.12.2011

Well, I guess it would be better to leave this thing behind already.. hmm There’s a lot of interesting segment on the Top Gear UK.

  (502) posted on 06.23.2011

Again, the trio are making trouble. Its just an ordinary issue for Top Gear I think. Let’s just hope that they won’t end up in some court or what.

  (541) posted on 06.6.2011

I just hope that it wouldn’t end up in another law suit!lol Well, this is already a old news. I hope they are forgiven already!hehe. BTW, I haven’t see insulting here.

  (474) posted on 06.6.2011

@MIKEDB2618, You got a point in there. I have the same opinion as well. I can’t see any offense in wearing Muslim clothes, its not even a sacred thing the are just insulted that Christian wearing their clothing.

  (762) posted on 03.11.2011

Clarkson is such a fussy(sorry for the term). I have seen them wear Burkas during their Christmas season. And if I’m not mistaken they were in the Muslim area. I think its better if they use other disguise clothing rather than being so insensitive about the “culture” of other people.

  (409) posted on 01.5.2011

Still some fans came to the UK show’s defense by saying, "Why are so many people offended. It’s just a piece a clothing. The Burka is not in the Quaran at all. If people are so offended, why don’t they switch over the TV?"

  (461) posted on 01.4.2011

this is the most interesting ride of the team because they travel a very long way with those 3 roadsters.

  (329) posted on 01.3.2011

yes that is the one, honetly it’s really hard to balace a car like that specially when you are in a tight curve. i wonder who is brave enough to used this thing for drifting.

  (367) posted on 01.2.2011

Top Gear has fulfilled its remit on equality and diversity by offending both Muslims and Christians in its Christmas special.

  (392) posted on 01.2.2011

what/ how in the world did they removed the movie? the title looks interesting to watch thou.

  (8) posted on 12.31.2010

THOSE OF YOU THAT COMPLAINED- SHUT UP!! IT IS EASY FOR YOU TO REMEDY THE SITUATION, CHANGE THE CHANNEL. I WAS BROUGHT UP CATHOLIC, AND THE BIT WAS HILARIOUS. ALL THE COMPLAINERS NEED TO GET A SENSE OF HUMOR!!

Car Finder: