The Grand Tour: The Colombia Special
The Colombia Special was a spectacular and nostalgic trip through the country as Clarkson, Hammond, and May go on a photography trip in a Jeep Wrangler, A Chevrolet Silverado (with flames plastered down the side), and a Fiat Panda 4×4. They’re hunting for Amazon screensavers, but encounter plenty of trouble along the way, making it a memorable and hilarious episode. It’s also incredibly reminiscent of the old Top Gear days.
This episode made headlines however, when Jeremy Clarkson was accused of being homophobic after making jokes about his Jeep being a gay icon. Singer Will Young was very vocal about this on Twitter, where he complained about these jokes.
Jeremy was quick to respond in a column on The Sun, where he talked about Young’s outburst:
“But this week, he went berserk on Twitter, saying that I’d been homophobic in the most recent episode of The Grand Tour,” Clarkson writes.
“Many gay people who’d seen the show said they couldn’t see a problem. None of my leftie friends could either. One even said I should tell him to stop being so gay.
“I won’t do that though. And nor will I suggest, once again, that mobile phones should be fitted with breathalysers to stop people drinking and tweeting.”
He finished his column in a spectacular fashion:
“No. Instead, I will apologise to Will for causing him some upset and reassure him that I know I’m not homophobic as I very much enjoy watching lesbians on the internet.”