Officials at Britain's media watchdog Ofcom have launched an investigation into an offensive joke made by Jeremy Clarkson on hit motoring show Top Gear.
Host Clarkson sparked outrage among some viewers during a segment in a Top Gear: Burma Special programme earlier this year (14) when he looked at a bridge over the River Kwai and told his co-hosts, "That is a proud moment, but there's a slope on it," as a man headed across the walkway.
The term is a racial slur towards Asian people mostly used in the U.S. and Australia, and the show's executive producer Andy Wilman was forced to apologise following complaints to the Bbc.
Now officials at Ofcom have decided to look into the incident to decide whether it broke content rules.
The investigation comes just days after Clarkson was given a final warning by Bbc bosses when he was caught uttering the 'N-word' during filming of an episode of the motoring show.