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Clarkson Cleared Over Camper Van Remark
Jeremy Clarkson has been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code by watchdog Ofcom after comparing a Japanese car with people with growths on their faces.
Forty-one people complained about the comments he made on Top Gear in February while talking about a camper van, saying it was offensive to people suffering from disfigurement.
Describing it, he slurred his speech in what appeared to be an impression of the Elephant Man, before co-presenter Richard Hammond called the vehicle an "elephant car".
Ofcom cleared Clarkson of breaching the code - but it is not the first time he has found himself in trouble for his on-air comments.
He faced a storm of protest from mental health charities after he branded people who throw themselves under trains as "selfish".
That came after he was forced to apologise for telling BBC1's The One Show that striking workers should be shot.
BBC motoring show Top Gear has had more than its share of controversy.
Earlier this year Indian diplomats complained about a special edition of the programme filmed in the country.
The 90-minute India special included a car fitted with a toilet in the boot which Clarkson said was "perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots".
And the BBC was forced to apologise to the Mexican Ambassador last year after remarks made by Clarkson and co-hosts James May and Hammond.