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Jeremy Clarkson in trouble for gay slur on Twitter

Jeremy Clarkson has apologised for tweeting a picture of himself on a plane which pokes fun at the gay community. 

Only Jeremy Clarkson could offend someone in his sleep. Recently, the host of BBC’s Top Gear tweeted a picture of himself asleep on a plane, with a sign next to his head which has an arrow with the word “gay” followed by the C-word. He added the caption: “Sadly, I fell asleep on the plane.”

His co-host James May can also been smiling in the background. 

After outrage from some of his 2.8 million Twitter followers, Clarkson took the photo down and tweeted this apology: “I have deleted my last tweet and would like to apologise profusely to anyone I upset while I was asleep.” 

It is unclear whether Clarkson posted the picture himself on Twitter. However, shortly before Clarkson deleted the tweet, Piers Morgan hit back on microblogging service saying: “Embracing homophobic slurs with your petrol-head mates @JeremyClarkson? And you have the brass flabby neck to call ME a ***? Wow.” 

This is not the first time Clarkson has been branded “homophobic”. George Michael referred to Clarkson as a “pig-ugly homophobic tw*t” after Clarkson made a joke about the singer’s sexual habits whilst reviewing the Jaguar XKR-S in 2011. 

Clarkson joked: “It’s very fast and very, very loud. And then in the corners it will get its tail out more readily than George Michael.”

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