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Jeremy Clarkson And Richard Hammond Make Homophobic Slur On Twitter, Joking They Have 'Got Jobs As Fudge Packers'

20/07/2015 12:36 BST | Updated 20/07/2015 13:59 BST

Jeremy Clarkson has sparked another furore, after making a homophobic slur on Twitter.

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The former ‘Top Gear’ host quipped about becoming a ‘fudge packer’ - a derogatory gay term, last heard in the 1930s - as he posed outside a fudge factory with former co-host Richard Hammond.

Posting the snap on Twitter, he wrote: "We have got jobs at last. Here. As packers."

Richard also posted the snap, adding: "Finally, work. We start today as packers."

Needless to say many users of the social networking site were outraged by his antiquated comments:

This isn’t the first time Clarkson has been accused of being homophobic, though.

In 2010, Alastair Campbell revealed that he made a joke about being "bummed" during filming for ‘Top Gear’, in scenes that did not make it on air.

The former aide to Tony Blair wrote in his blog: "I cannot remember how the subject of homosexuality came up, but I said at one point that he wasn’t very sound on gay rights … 'Oh yes I am,' he said, adding, to more laughter from the largely adoring (of him) crowd ‘I demand the right not to be bummed.’”

Jeremy is currently in Australia with Richard and fellow ex-’Top Gear’ star James May as they host the latest leg of their live tour.

He was fired from the BBC Two motoring show earlier this year, after punching a producer in the face.

Richard and James then quit in loyalty to their pal, with Chris Evans now taking the reigns on a revamped version of ‘Top Gear’.

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