TV watchdog Ofcom has confirmed that it is to investigate Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson over comments he made regarding sriking public sector workers earlier this month (Dec).
Clarkson, who has based his entire career on being an outspoken mouthpiece, appeared on the BBC's The One Show, where he suggested that members of Unison - who called the strike - should be shot in front of their families.
Ofcom issued a statement which read: "Ofcom has taken the decision to investigate comments made by Jeremy Clarkson on BBC1's The One Show.
"We will make the outcome of the investigation known in due course."
Clarkson's comments were as follows: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families.
"I mean, how dare they go on strike when they've got these gilt-edged pensions that are going to be guaranteed while the rest of us have to work for a living?"
Despite later apologising, saying: "'I didn't for a moment intend these remarks to be taken seriously - as I believe is clear if they're seen in context. If the BBC and I have caused any offence, I'm quite happy to apologise for it alongside them", Clarkson still invoked the wrath of the general public, with Prime Minister David Cameron labelling his remarks as "silly."
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