It seems there is no end to the criticism the BBC has received as of late...
Â firstly with the playboy behaviour of Russell Brand and Jonathan Rossâ€™ prank phone calls to Andrew Sachs and now Jeremy Clarksonâ€™s insulting remarks on the popular BBC2 show Top Gear.
Clarksonâ€™s somewhat irresponsible actions on Sunday nightâ€™s edition of the automobile programme have come under scrutiny for being dangerous and encouraging reckless stunts on the road, but what has sparked complaints to the BBC were the comments he made regarding lorry drivers.
He is quoted as saying that all lorry drivers do is, â€œchange gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute,â€ a statement which outraged many members of the profession as he demonstrated his opinion on the difficulty of their job just a few days ago.
The BBC has already received 517 complaints from people who are less than impressed with Clarkson claiming that he should be sacked because his remarks are more serious than the ones made by Brand and Ross which sparked 30,000 complaints. The programme is not currently under investigation as Ofcom is set to clear him.
The question which came into my mind as I read the down pager in the Daily Mail today was, will this become yet another condemnation of BBC presenters behaviour on air? Can we expect another week of the papers brandishing the same headlines for days on end, on things that have been said by men who are not known for their tact or maturity? Letâ€™s hope not.
The Brand saga is finally vanishing from the tabloids and broadsheets alike, it would be a shame if the same news was dredged up again but with a different celebrity in the spotlight.