‘Is your masculinity so fragile, eating any phallic shaped object threatens your heterosexuality?’
Host of TV show The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond has revealed he doesn’t eat ice cream because it’s a bit ‘you know’.
Implying the act of eating an ice cream is gay, Hammond says he doesn’t enjoy eating ice cream because it’s ‘something to do with being straight’.
Co-host Jeremy Clarkson then asks: ‘You’re saying all children are homosexual?’
To which Hammond replies: ‘No, but… there’s nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice cream, you know, it’s a bit… that was rather than that way.’
? hello & here's the full richard hammond 'ice creams are gay' piece and yeah, it's awful pic.twitter.com/JhDisRsc1Q
— Ollie Cole (@ProducerOllie) December 26, 2016
The cringe-worthy conversation gets a rousing applause by the studio audience, but Twitter was quick to condemn the exchange.
Richard Hammond gags while explaining ‘men who eat ice-cream are gay’ on The Grand Tour, ep 6.
Are men that watch this show bigoted weasels? pic.twitter.com/G4W9ziqLch
— Hayden Scott-Baron (@docky) December 26, 2016
I wish George Michael was still alive so he could tell Richard Hammond to take his fragile masculinity and shove it up his arse.
— Victim Narrative™ (@chris_mandle) December 26, 2016
Well, would you look at that. ? pic.twitter.com/Cbs0VX6w9W
— Jacob (@OhHeyJacob) December 26, 2016
Straight guy: eating ice cream is gay
— Adam (@adamjmoussa) December 26, 2016
Richard Hammond: "ice cream makes you gay"
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) December 26, 2016
really tho no wonder some straight guys are fucked up they can't even have ice cream
— olly alexander (@alexander_olly) December 27, 2016
richard hammond probably thinks ben & jerry are husbands
— chuck (@charlubby) December 27, 2016
And this whole thread:
.@RichardHammond Hiya Richard, it's Daniel. I know it's late and we've all had a lot of chocolate and prosecco the past few days, but listen
— Silly Old Daniel (@sillyolddaniel) December 26, 2016