Jeremy Clarkson and his black dog, Didier Dogba, unsurprisingly manage to offend another group of people

The Top Gear presenter is accused of racism. Again.

Another day, another Jeremy Clarkson Twitter storm.

The Top Gear presenter this morning announced that he was calling his new small black dog, Didier Dogba, after the former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba.

Cue an onslaught of comments accusing Clarkson of racism, proving that his appetite to stir controversy really knows no bounds. There is obviously nothing like a Bank Holiday Monday to offend a new set of people.

However, he quickly responded to his critics arguing that meant no offence. He didn’t foresee the public reacting this way, naturally.

 

  Clarkson's dog, Didier Dogba

The presenter is not one to shy away from making a contentious comment. In March, the BBC faced demands to conduct a formal investigation after Clarkson made an alleged racist word to describe an Asian person on Top Gear – using the word “slope”, a derogatory term used for those of Asian descent.

The same month, he posted a poorly-timed tweet, captioning a dangling oxygen mask with “The oxygen masks have deployed. Goodbye everyone.” – just moments after it was announced that, after weeks of searching, the missing Malaysian plane had sunk in the Indian ocean, leaving no survivors. He managed to offend even Piers Morgan, who described the tweet as “utterly shameful”.

In January, he was forced to apologise after tweeting a picture of himself asleep next to a piece of paper reading ‘Gay c**t’, with an arrow pointing to his head – a particularly cerebral  joke played by one of his Top Gear co-stars. He has also previously called Gordon Brown a “one-eyed Scottish idiot” and ridiculed Malaysian workers for wearing “leaves for shoes”.

All in a day’s work for television’s very own walking talking offence machine.

Read more: Jeremy Clarkson’s poorly-timed plane tweet as passengers on-board Malaysian flight MH370 declared dead sparks new feud with Piers Morgan
Jeremy Clarkson in hot water (again) after fans criticise dangerous ‘doing a lap of your own car’ Top Gear stunt
Jeremy Clarkson vows revenge after Twitter account is hacked by spammers who post links to weight-loss website
Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: HR Manager

£36000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, - 1 Year contract

£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...

Recruitment Genius: Graduate Human Resource Officer and Executive Assistant

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...

Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events business) - Central Manchester - £20K

£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...

Day In a Page

'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk