Ken Block Hooned Around London For Top Gear And Now A Load Of People Are Angry

The Top Gear production crew has angered many by having Ken Block performing his usual tyre shredding antics near the Cenotaph war memorial in London. But rather than another 'disaster' to hit the TG reboot, this is giving me a sense of deja vu...
Ken Block Hooned Around London For Top Gear And Now A Load Of People Are Angry

Over the weekend, Top Gear put on a pretty epic display of oversteer and tyre smoke with a certain Kenneth Block hooning around some closed roads in central London. Unfortunately, not everyone was happy about it. First up was Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne, who tweeted about the “noisy episode” of Top Gear being filmed, and urged host Chris Evans to “keep it down please.”

Not so much of an issue given that George Osbourne is probably one of the most hated men in Britain right now, but more serious was the anger caused by some of the rubber burning taking place near the Cenotaph, the Whitehall-based war memorial which hosts the National Service of Remembrance.

Lighting up the tyres on Block’s Mustang so close to the memorial has caused anger among many. Retired British Army Officer Colonel Richard Kemp hit out at the Top Gear production crew, likening the Cenotaph to a cemetery and branding the filming that took place near it as “gravely disrespectful”. He also expressed concern that the structure could have been damaged had something gone wrong.

Chris Evans has since apologised “unreservedly”, and of course, all of this is being portrayed in mainstream media as another disaster for the Top Gear reboot. But, since we have Top Gear causing offence and generating an enormous amount of publicity in the process, this all has an air of familiarity about it. How many times did Clarkson, Hammond and May cause uproar while filming the show? To me, this seems to be bringing back a sense of business as usual to proceedings.

As to the Cenotaph issue, I’m sure causing offence was the last thing the production team wanted to do, and some credit is due for Evans holding up his hands and apologising so swiftly.

What are your thoughts?

Comments

Anonymous

my thoughts are that Evans looks even older than Clarkson

03/14/2016 - 14:10 |
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Anonymous

What I want to know is why George Osborne is so hated…

03/14/2016 - 14:16 |
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Kalem Austin

I see nothing wrong with what Ken Block and Top Gear were doing. Although i can see where the people who complained are coming from with that, but as long as they didn’t actually touch the Cenotaph then there’s nothing wrong there.

03/14/2016 - 14:23 |
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Brendan Cain

bout right xD

03/14/2016 - 14:33 |
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MWTV

all a bunch of tossers… evans included

03/14/2016 - 15:14 |
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r34vs69 camaro_1118

Just hoon everything

03/14/2016 - 15:15 |
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Krste

I should start handing light bulbs away because people need to lighten the fck up

03/14/2016 - 15:15 |
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r34vs69 camaro_1118

All these

03/14/2016 - 15:15 |
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BMWfan

“GRAVEly disrespectful” see what he did there

03/14/2016 - 15:17 |
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Anonymous

People saying they should lighten up seem to forget this is a memorial to not only the 34 million soldiers who did who died in the first and second world wars, but also every other war in human history.. get some respect.

03/14/2016 - 15:29 |
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Thats not an Evo

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Agreed

03/14/2016 - 15:55 |
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