Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammon were performing recently at a live show in Johannesburg. Clarkson made an unfortunate comment referring to the Oscar Pistorius incident, where the “Blade Runner” shot his girlfriend, Reeva Pistorius.
While this incident happened back on June 22, Iafrica has now supplied video footage that has recently been uploaded to YouTube, taken by an audience member during the incident, which is included above.
The incident happened earlier in June when the three presenters were appearing at a live event in the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, and the video was uploaded to YouTube on June 22.
Clarkson has just signed up for his Netflix show and is already causing controversy with this Oscar Pistorius joke. http://t.co/xG5iS0rrg8
— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) June 25, 2015
Jeremy Clarkson, allegedly accidentally, shoots an audience member with a paintball gun. However, it appears the incident was actually staged and done for fun in true Clarkson style.
When questioned as to why he shot the member of the audience, Jeremy Clarkson responds, “I thought he was a burglar.”
To this, May responds, “Was that member of the audience you shot… in the bathroom?”
To which Jeremy Clarkson quickly comes back with, “I may have to go to prison for 20 seconds for that.”
— More Than Just Music (@wepluggoodmusic) June 27, 2015
Of course, the reference, probably not the best joke to make in South Africa, was about Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead through the bathroom door back in 2013. Pistorius claimed that he thought it was an intruder hiding out in the bathroom.
While Pistorius was jailed at the time after being found guilty of culpable homicide, according to the Independent, he could be released on parole as early as August this year. Hence Jeremy Clarkson’s reference to “going to prison for 20 seconds for that.”
In reference to the possibility of parole, Steenkamp’s parents have strongly condemned the court’s decision to release Pistorius to the media.
“We do not seek to avenge her death and we do not want Mr Pistorius to suffer; that will not bring her back to us. However, a person found guilty of a crime must be held accountable for their actions.
“Statistics show that our society is under continuous attack from criminals and murderers. Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough. We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should.”
With reference to Jeremy Clarkson and Co. and the Top Gear show the Inquisitr asks recently, will the popular show be cancelled now the finale has been screened?
[Image: Screengrab from YouTube video]