The BBC has apologized to Mexico for comments made by "Top Gear’s" Richard Hammond, reports the AP.
Hammond, one of the presenters on BBC’s "Top Gear," created a firestorm when he criticized Mexican automobiles and suggested that the Mexican people weren’t any better than the cars. Hammond reportedly described Mexicans as lazy and oafish.
In a statement, a spokesperson for BBC said, "We are sorry if we have offended some people, but jokes centered on national stereotyping are a part of ‘Top Gear’s’ humor."
Mexican ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza had written to the network to complain about the comments, prompting the apology.