The News Minute| August 4, 2014|
Indian-born actress Somi Guha who complained that Top Gear anchor Jeremy Clarkson should be sacked by the BBC for using a racist jibe says she was subjected to vile hate messages following the incident.
On a clip aired in the Top Gear special in Burma this March, the presenters including Clarkson were watching a Burmese man cross a makeshift bridge and Clarkson said, â€œThat is a proud moment â€“ but there is a slope on it.â€™
Recently Ofcom, (Federal Office of Communications, a broadcast watchdog) said that the usage of the racial term was not â€˜justified by contextâ€™.
It added: â€˜This was scripted in advance. The BBC failed to take the opportunity, either during filming or post-production, to check whether the word had the potential to offend viewers.â€™
The Metro.UK reports that Somi Guha faced a torrent of abuse, especially on Twitter, after she complained to Ofcom.
â€˜Iâ€™m glad I did what I did. If I hear Jeremy Clarkson make any more racist comments I wonâ€™t hesitate to do the same thing,â€™ Metro.uk quotes her as saying.