A Greek Government official has told thelondondailynews.com that they will not dignify Jeremy Clarkson’s “Greece is a toilet” article with a response.
They said his stupid and irresponsible comments did not merit a rebuke.
Greek Londoner’s were incensed at a recent article by Clarkson in The Sun in which he describes Greece as a toilet.
The BBC Top Gear and Sun columnist Jeremy Clarkson angered the Greek population of the United Kingdom with racist and insensitive comments made in his weekly newspaper column in the Saturday edition of The Sun, were describes Greece as a “toilet”.
In an article “Holiday ad cuts a’tache” Clarkson refers to a recent campaign by the Greek National Tourist board in London, were a women is pictured with Clarkson referring “and a girl who didn’t look all that Greek either. She didn’t have a moustache for instance”.
Clarkson referred recently to lorry drivers murdering prostitutes and was given a warning by the BBC, but to insult an entire nation in this manner is way off the mark.
The London Daily News has formally written to the editor of The Sun and a formal complaint is being made to the Press Complaints Commission which has strict guidelines over accuracy:
“i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.
iii) The Press, whilst free to be partisan, must distinguish clearly between comment, conjecture and fact.”
Had these comments been made about Muslims or African-Caribbean’s there would have been calls for Clarkson immediate dismissal in any case The Sun has not made any remedy to date.
The London Daily News calls for Clarkson to be sacked from The Sun for making these comments.