"The Grand Tour" host Richard Hammond is under fire for controversial remarks he made on the Amazon series regarding gay men and ice cream.
During an exchange on the sixth episode of Season 1 of the TV motoring series, co-host Jeremy Clarkson pointed to an image of the interior of a Rolls Royce, saying: “The only problem is that in one of those, you couldn't enjoy a chocolate Magnum ice-cream.”
"It's all right, I don't eat ice-cream," said Hammond. "It's something to do with being straight."
Clarkson and co-host James May appeared taken aback as the live studio audience broke out into applause.
But Clarkson responded: "Why are you applauding him? What do you mean? You're saying all children are homosexual?"
Hammond responded: "What? What? Ice cream is a bit -- you know ... There's nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice cream -- it's that way, rather than that way."
Clarkson is no stranger to controversy himself after his very public firing from BBC's "Top Gear" in 2015 after being accused by production staff of battery and verbal abuse. Hammond and May, who served as co-hosts alongside Clarkson, both jumped ship and launched "The Grand Tour" on Amazon Prime. BBC rebooted "Top Gear" that same year with new hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.
"The Grand Tour" has thus far maintained its regular premise of slightly off-color, tongue-in-cheek humor and vehicle analysis, but Hammond is now getting blasting across the internet for these particular comments.
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