Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond accused of homophobic slur
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Forrmer Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have been accused of tweeting a gay slur in a joke about being sacked by the BBC.
Clarkson, who is touring Australia with his former co-hosts, posted a photo of himself and Hammond outside the Margaret River Fudge Factory in Australia, which he captioned: "We have got jobs at last. Here. As packers."
Hammond made the same joke in a tweet from his account.
The joke is a reference to a derogatory term for a gay man.
A spokesman for gay rights charity Stonewall said: "We can't quite see Clarkson in the confectionery industry, maybe it's the sour taste that his racist and homophobic slurs leave. All we can see him packing up at the moment is his career."
Clarkson, Hammond and James May are on the Australian leg of their Clarkson, Hammond & May Live Tour - formerly called Top Gear Live.
Clarkson was sacked earlier this year after punching a BBC producer. Hammond and May have also left the show, with the trio expected to set up a rival motoring show with another broadcaster.
Last year Clarkson deleted and apologised for a tweet in which his co-stars held a sign next to him saying "gay c***" while he slept.
His apology read: "I have deleted my last tweet and would like to apologise profusely to anyone who I upset while I was asleep."