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to boycott Amazon for hiring Jeremy Clarkson

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EdwardTaylor Thu 30-Jul-15 16:14:29

Top Gear spent YEARS promoting dangerous, antisocial attitudes.
Cars AREN'T toys. When they are misused, people can get KILLED.
It seemed wrong that the BBC seemed to promote this idea that motorists are "above the law" with no concern for the dangers in residential areas caused (parents afraid to let their kids play out); wrong to promote the attitude that the best car, driver, driving is the FASTEST with no concern for the young drivers who kill themselves (and others) by driving too fast.

How, why did the BBC get away with it for so long?

Why has AMAZON now given Clarkson a new home and, no doubt, an opportunity to enrich himself still further while promoting attitudes that will surely cost lives?

GobblersKnob Thu 30-Jul-15 16:16:27

I can think of far better reasons to boycott Amazon.

But go ahead and knock yourself out if it makes you feel better.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 30-Jul-15 16:17:21

I'm sure Amazon will miss you greatly.

KittensOnAPlane Thu 30-Jul-15 16:19:07

i cant stand that pompous windbag arsehole

so glad he is off the main tv

morethanpotatoprints Thu 30-Jul-15 16:19:17

Not sure it will make any difference but if it makes you feel better.

araiba Thu 30-Jul-15 16:20:41

jeebus

i'm going to boycott edwardtaylor posts from now on due to high levels of crap contained within them

leccybill Thu 30-Jul-15 16:20:46

I'll probably watch it, even though I think what he did was out of order. Meh. I like James May.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 30-Jul-15 16:20:53

If adults old enough to know better choose to drive in a way that is dangerous bases on what three people on tv do then they are responsible for their own actions.

I'm. Sure most people aren't out cooking frogs and sleeping naked inside their skinned dogs because bear Grylls did it on tv.

roads have speed limits it's up to the drivers to follow them not ignore them cos Jeremy Clarkson did.

Purpleball Thu 30-Jul-15 16:22:38

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expatinscotland Thu 30-Jul-15 16:23:11

The road was always meant for transport of goods, not as a play area. But if it makes you feel better . . .

LooseSeal Thu 30-Jul-15 16:23:26

Why has AMAZON now given Clarkson a new home

Because Top Gear with Clarkson et all was hugely popular both in the UK and worldwide. You might not like it, but an awful lot of people do and it'll make them money.

Bailey101 Thu 30-Jul-15 16:24:33

I watch CSI but I don't go around wrestling gun wielding criminals. Similarly, I don't watch top gear and start driving like a nutter. I very much doubt Jeremy Clarkson is the reason people die on the roads - twats will drive like twats regardless of Jezza!

VivaLeBeaver Thu 30-Jul-15 16:25:02

TopGear has never shown any speeding on public roads. Racing is done on race tracks. So you could say the same about the Grand Prixs.

Bailey101 Thu 30-Jul-15 16:28:24

Can you imagine how the OP must drive after an afternoon of F1 grin

dontbemoredog Thu 30-Jul-15 16:31:19

i cant stand that pompous windbag arsehole

OP or Clarkson?

specialsubject Thu 30-Jul-15 16:32:24

I boycott Amazon because they don't pay their taxes. The fact that they've hired a workplace bully will not change that.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 30-Jul-15 16:33:12

<sends invites for caravan bonfire party>

penisland Thu 30-Jul-15 16:33:35

Cars AREN'T toys

I disagree, I have several that are purely toys. I have no reason to own them other than as play things.

Cocolepew Thu 30-Jul-15 16:33:56

I'm just pissed off they didn't go to Netflix

GraysAnalogy Thu 30-Jul-15 16:35:26

I think we must have watched a different programme from each other you and I because that's not the impression I got at all.

JennyOnAPlate Thu 30-Jul-15 16:36:01

I'm pissed off because dh will now decide we need Amazon prime when I'm pretty sure we have access to enough crap TV on sky. Why can't he just watch the repeats that are shown on Dave all the bloody time?!!

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Thu 30-Jul-15 16:40:41

It seemed wrong that the BBC seemed to promote this idea that motorists are "above the law" with no concern for the dangers in residential areas caused (parents afraid to let their kids play out); wrong to promote the attitude that the best car, driver, driving is the FASTEST with no concern for the young drivers who kill themselves (and others) by driving too fast.

Must have missed that episode


Oh, and have a soggy biscuit

VivaLeBeaver Thu 30-Jul-15 16:40:54

I am slightly pissed off because I have both netflix and Amazon and was going to cancel Amazon but will now have to keep both!

VivaLeBeaver Thu 30-Jul-15 16:41:57

They've got free music stereo ing now btw. Photo storage and all the next day delivery. Tv not as good as netflix but what with this and Outlander it's going to have to stay.

WayneRooneysHair Thu 30-Jul-15 16:42:27

OP are you on drugs?

YABU.

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