Does the Clarkson controversy tell us that the cult of celebrity is more important than good behaviour? Adam Hills weighs in.
Aussie funny man Adam Hills offered some sound advice to suspended Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his legions of fans.
Clarkson, 54, was suspended from the internationally popular motoring show by the BBC after allegations he had a “fracas” and possibly got physical with one of the series’ producers. All because, apparently, there was no food laid out after a long day of filming.
“It’s like Henry Rollins is talking to Jeremy Clarkson,” Hills Tweeted along with the following picture:
Since then, more than 420,000 people have pledged their support for Top Gear and Clarkson by signing an online petition demanding he stay on screen. This shows the sheer power of a show that pulls a whopping 350 million viewers in 170 countries each week.
Fans have also taken to Twitter and Facebook to #BringBackClarkson. But the usually divisive Clarkson is proving more so now than ever, with many fans being accused of turning a blind eye on bullying in the workplace simply because of celebrity status.
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Once again Adam Hills, the master of all knowledge and sage wisdom, brings some sound perspective to the debate:
It remains to be seen whether the charges against Clarkson will stick but you know it’s shaping up to be one shifty debate when the only person speaking sense is a comedian.
What do you think of the suspension? Should Clarkson be allowed to return as a Top Gear presenter?