The internet quickly became awash with the news that a Hollywood A-Lister was in fact fallible, humourless even. How could someone we all know so well, turn out to be so different? But, this is nothing new. Actors may be rich and famous, but they are still like the rest of us, utterly flawed and hopeless individuals who are simply stumbling their way through life.
Yesterday, Jeremy Clarkson, the journalist famous for presenting the BBC's Top Gear, made a remark that has set his name trending on the web, and apparently inflamed the vast majority of the people who feel duty bound to set up their own bonfire vigils of outrage whenever they see the first sign of smoke: politicians, tweeters, and the press offices of organisations like Unison, the public sector union.