Advertisements BTW for those who think the BBC is being unduly harsh on Clarkson, keep in mind that nearly a year ago a DJ was forced to resign after he played a song which contained the N-word. Except the DJ didn't know in advance that the 82 year old song contained the N-word. This incident occurred after complaints about the Burma episode. Contrast that with Clarkson, who should have known that "slope" was potentially offensive (since he already knew it was a slang term for East Asians) and yet got put on probation by the BBC even though he supposedly uttered the N-word on camera some years earlier. And AFAIK David Lowe does not have Clarkson's boorish reputation nor did he strike any of his co-workers in frustration.