Uh, Matt LeBlanc Did A Burnout In Front Of A War Memorial In ‘Top Gear’

Well, here’s a controversy. British TV show Top Gear is in hot water for their latest stunt, in which – uh – former Friends star and now Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc did some burnouts in front of The Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, London.

The stunt involved LeBlanc driving past a wedding that was happening in the vicinity of the Cenotaph, before performing a sick burnout. In front of the war memorial.
Right? It’s certainly an auspicious start to LeBlanc’s career, if his mission is to piss more people off than Jeremy Clarkson did.
The Cenotaph is a war memorial built to commemorate the dead after World War I, but has since been used by the United Kingdom to commemorate all their nation’s war dead. It is this monument in front of which Matt LeBlanc, formerly of Friends, did a burnout. Good effort for only one month of hosting the show.
Former British military commander Colonel Richard Kemp told The Telegraph that “this is a sacred tribute to millions of people who have done far more for their country than Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc ever will.”

He also shouted out the Jeremy Clarkson controversies, adding “Jeremy Clarkson was certainly no saint but I don’t believe he would have ever performed a stunt in such bad taste.”

The BBC apologised for the stunt, and said that any footage of the Cenotaph would not be shown when the programme goes to air.
Source: The Telegraph.
Image: Getty Images / Alex Huckle