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brian_eggleston
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2/2/2011 10:06:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Discussing a Mexican sports car, (Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond) said vehicles reflected national characteristics…and reviewing the Mastretta (1) on Sunday's show, Hammond said: "Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

The presenters, known for their edgy jibes, then described Mexican food as "refried sick".

(Fellow Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson) said he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

However, he wasn't asleep and he did complain and said the comments were "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating."

So, is it the case that as well as being ‘lazy, feckless, flatulent and overweight' the Mexicans also lack a sense of humour?

(1) http://www.mastrettacars.com...
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2/2/2011 10:09:02 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/2/2011 10:06:39 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Discussing a Mexican sports car, (Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond) said vehicles reflected national characteristics…and reviewing the Mastretta (1) on Sunday's show, Hammond said: "Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

The presenters, known for their edgy jibes, then described Mexican food as "refried sick".

(Fellow Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson) said he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

However, he wasn't asleep and he did complain and said the comments were "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating."

So, is it the case that as well as being ‘lazy, feckless, flatulent and overweight' the Mexicans also lack a sense of humour?

(1) http://www.mastrettacars.com...

looks like a sh1tty Lotus Elise to me
M.Torres
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2/2/2011 1:56:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I hate all the frickin' bashing on Mexicans.

And yeah. The stereotyping above is stupid. Most of the time, I'm surprised some things are even "stereotypes".

I also especially hate the media's exaggeration of the cartels. It's stupid.
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: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

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2/2/2011 11:20:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am Mexican, well technically speaking Hispanic, but yeah...

The only lazy Mexican's are bastardized American Mexicans, such as myself. Only thing that offends me about that statement is that, the alleged "stereotype" is hardly accurate. It's like me stereo typing white people for eating fried chicken and watermelon, when clearly we all know who that stereotype belongs to.

If you're going to stereotype us, at least do it right.

If you ever get a chance to work along side of a real Mexican, you'll feel superbly inferior in terms of work ethic as far as blue collar work goes. Those people work so damn hard, it's ridiculous. Their some genetic freaks of nature.
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2/3/2011 4:13:59 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/2/2011 11:20:36 PM, mistavega wrote:
It's like me stereo typing white people for eating fried chicken and watermelon, when clearly we all know who that stereotype belongs to.

Mmm... Friend chicken and watermelon.
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2/3/2011 4:56:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Not of Mexican origin, but my grandfather was 100% Ecuadorian, making my father 50%, making me 25%. My last name is clearly from Spanish descent, which then makes me share Spanish commonality with Mexicans.

No, I don't find off-color humor offensive in and of itself, and I think the Masretta is a fine piece of automotive engineering, Mexican or otherwise.
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Yvette
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2/3/2011 5:07:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/2/2011 10:06:39 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
Discussing a Mexican sports car, (Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond) said vehicles reflected national characteristics…and reviewing the Mastretta (1) on Sunday's show, Hammond said: "Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat."

The presenters, known for their edgy jibes, then described Mexican food as "refried sick".

(Fellow Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson) said he was confident he would not receive any complaints about their comments because the Mexican ambassador would be asleep.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

However, he wasn't asleep and he did complain and said the comments were "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating."

So, is it the case that as well as being ‘lazy, feckless, flatulent and overweight' the Mexicans also lack a sense of humour?

(1) http://www.mastrettacars.com...

Actually the jokes were pretty stupid, offensive or not. I'm one of those people that thinks hilarity has nothing to do with how morally wrong something is.

http://thesocietypages.org...

The remarks were idiotic, untrue, racist, cruel stereotypes, and they came from people known for saying such things. They weren't offhand jokes or remarks, the session was bashing of ethnic Mexicans for no apparent reason.
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laleona89
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2/3/2011 6:17:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I am mexican and we are so not lazy. We actually work very heard if we put our mind to it. I hate the mexican stereotypes because they are so not true.
I have a friend from Korea and he thought that when he arrived here we would be wearing those huge hats, and have mustaches and ride donkeys. that's ridiculous.
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2/3/2011 6:50:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/3/2011 6:17:06 PM, laleona89 wrote:
I am mexican and we are so not lazy. We actually work very heard if we put our mind to it. I hate the mexican stereotypes because they are so not true.:

What she's saying is true. I picked up a bunch of Mexicans at Home Depot and they worked VERY hard.

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laleona89
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2/7/2011 4:51:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I don't think mexicans should not be that offended because it's part our fault that we have those stereotypes, because although we are not, we give that impression, also because then mexico would be showing how insecure we are.
Another thing is that it's not our fault that those guys are ignorant and cannot see that the positive side of mexico is much much beautiful and overcomes the negative part.
Also what they said about our food is no true, because it is considered patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO.