A controversial advert for Amazon’s Fire TV stick has provoked outrage on Twitter, with Sherlock Holmes actor Eddie Marsan leading a backlash of angry tweets.
The advert shows Jeremy Clarkson mocking his well-publicised ‘fracas’ in which he punched a producer and was sacked from his job at the BBC.
In the advert, Clarkson says: “Back in the spring, as you probably remember, I suddenly became ‘unbusy’ – and that was OK, because, I had one of these, an Amazon Fire TV stick.”
But some, including Eddie Marsan, are accusing Amazon of making light of a serious situation.
Imagine if your kid or sibling was attacked by Jeremy Clarkson for not providing hot food then he jokes about his sacking on Amazon prime ad
— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) December 20, 2015
The tweet, posted last night, has had a hundreds of ‘likes’ and a huge amount of responses.
@eddiemarsan experienced his ‘hilarious schoolboy banter’ when I worked on his chat show. I’m just surprised he could even muster a punch.
— Jon S Baird (@jonsbaird) December 21, 2015
@eddiemarsan Thought it was just me that finds that ad tasteless!! A great example to our kids NOT!!
— Jo Cooper (@jojocooper568) December 20, 2015
Marsan’s wife, Janine, later joined in the discussion…
In the advert, Clarkson goes on to list some of the features of the Amazon Fire TV stick – awkwardly skimming over the BBC iPlayer.
Do you think Amazon is right to poke fun at Clarkson’s ‘fracas’, or is it distasteful? Comment below or tweet us @editorial_MR.
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