Clarkson takes on ickle guys

2013-05-20 12:24

LONDON, England - There are, the saying goes, two certainties in life – death and taxes – but it would pretty safe bet to add a third: Jeremy Clarkson’s comments offending one group or another.

There is, of course, a fourth: that every tabloid journo worth his pint of British bitter will jump on the story with giggling glee. Oh yeah, and a fifth: that dear old Jeremy will, exactly as he intended, get several million dollars’ worth of free publicity.

The first bit was from the UK's The Guardian - the rest we invented. However...


The UK’s Daily Star (now there’s a tabloid of note) reports that this time the motormouth has upset the mothers of small children.

"When will British Airways realise that babies belong in the hold?" he tweeted. "Mine didn't fly until they were old enough to behave."

Given Clarkson’s high-flying ego, they probably didn’t need a plane.

Cue in the usual outrage, The Guardian continues, and a little support, across the Twittersphere. "I'd rather share a cabin with 20 colicky babies than one Jeremy Clarkson," said one outraged punter, clearly not telling the truth.

Maybe she should have added that people of Clarkson’s height and girth should be forced to pay for two seats.

Or maybe share with a baby. Or ride in the hold.


  • Jacques Claassen - 2013-05-20 13:10

    I know that I will get castrated for this, but I actually agree with him!

      Mark Smith - 2013-05-20 13:29

      Me too. Parents shouldn't fly with children that can't behave. Nothing more irritating than somebody else's whiny, or misbehaving child.

      Robbie Crouch - 2013-05-20 13:44

      You both have my vote!

      Anthony Kirby - 2013-05-20 13:49

      Wolle it is not only the kis, it's parents that do nothing about the misbehaving kids.Put them in the hold with the kids.

      Jono Qmann - 2013-05-20 13:54

      and so what if he said it? we all feel exactly like he does once we in that situation and if you dont then you either a baby to or you got a set of earphones on! so i dont disagree at all! either behave or go sit outside on the wing!

      Chez Kri - 2013-05-20 15:22

      @Wolle. I have 3 kids and a grandchild and even I agree with him. People should learn to chill!!

  • Jacob Digwamaje - 2013-05-20 13:23

    Im sure this was meant for parents who let their kids misbehave in public spaces and I will have to agree there. Otherwise, Im all for well behaved kids.

  • Thato Seloane - 2013-05-20 13:25

    And how is this newsworthy!

  • jeremy thorpe - 2013-05-20 13:41

    Clarkson says the things that other commentators are too afraid to say. He's had a go at ill-behaved toddlers and babies on aircraft several times in his newspaper columns - and he's dead right. It's obviously not the infant's fault. Cabin pressure changes and a constricted space are hell on them - but no-one who's paid thousands for a flight wants to sit next to a squalling baby for 10 hours! So yes, create a playing cage in the hold and put all infants in it.......

  • Max Maxwell - 2013-05-20 13:42

    I agree 100% with Jezza! And if other people REALLY were truthful, so do they!

  • Dexter Tangocci - 2013-05-20 13:42

    I completely agree with Clarkson. I dread sitting next to a really fat person in cattle class and kids that can't behave shouldn't be flying.

  • Gareth Coats - 2013-05-20 13:48

    Well he's right. I bet that there were far more in agreement with him, than against. And those chastising him are not frequent fliers! Hate screaming babies on planes.

  • Nicola Dee Van As - 2013-05-20 13:50

    LOL! Sorry parents, but there is nothing worse than flying with a crying baby. I agree with Jeremy. Not necessarily about the hold lol, but about being old enough to behave before flying.

  • Thomas Rushby - 2013-05-20 13:52

    Movies as well. Watched a movie the other that had the staff remove a mother because her child was howling for 15min.

  • Colin Logie - 2013-05-20 13:56

    must b a mother with children to b offended by jerry. lol give that man a bells

  • Raoul Smith - 2013-05-20 14:04

    how does this even make news!

  • Paddy Lindhorst - 2013-05-20 14:04

    Nothing worse then having a kid turn around in his chair and stare at u for 30min......so I must agree....

      Gareth Coats - 2013-05-20 14:27

      Shake your beer or sprite before opening, then aim at the little 'squirts' face and let rip. Too Funny!

  • Ren - 2013-05-20 14:24

    I agree, I really do!!

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