Anger over Top Gear tweet during Remembrance Day silence – Daily TV round-up

Jeremy Clarkson joined fans in rebuking those running the feed

Jeremy Clarkson joined in with 'Top Gear' fans angry with the show for tweeting during the two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday.

The feed, which is run by BBC Worldwide, sent out a message at 11.01 am yesterday.

Clarkson... angry over BBC tweet during silence (Copyright: BBC)

“Most-watched vid on #TopGear this week? Behind-the-scenes at TG mag’s pan-American race between a Bentley... and a train,” it read.

The show's host Jeremy Clarkson was angered by the misjudged timing, replying: “@BBC_TopGear You sent this out during the 2 minute silence. Astonishingly stupid."

The remark was then re-tweeted more than 600 times.

The star had already tweeted that morning that people should ensure they observe the silence, writing: “In a car? Well get ready to pull over and stop.”

Other fans waded in with their criticism too.

“Well done on observing #2MinutesTwitterSilence, your tweet was so important!” said @tjsaul.

But those running the account have now said sorry, adding that the publishing of the tweet was automated.

“We profusely apologise for the automated tweet that coincided with this morning's silence to honour our Armed Forces,” read the apology. [Metro]

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