Former ‘Top Gear’ Host Slammed for Saying Ice Cream Was Gay

Richard Hammond, host of Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour,’ equated ice cream with being gay on the show

Perhaps he had a bad experience with a vanilla cone at Big Gay Ice Cream?

Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was slammed for insinuating on a recent episode of Amazon’s car-centric show Grand Tour that eating ice cream was somehow associated with being gay.

During the episode, which became available for streaming on Amazon on Dec. 2, Hammond’s co-host criticized the light interior upholstery of a car, saying it would be difficult “to enjoy a dark chocolate Magnum ice cream” while sitting inside. 

Hammond replied by saying, “It's all right, I don't eat ice cream. ... It's something to do with being straight. There is nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice cream — it's that way, rather than that way."

The internet exploded with angry responses:


Of course, the gay business owners behind the uber-successful New York ice cream shop, Big Gay Ice Cream, were asked to comment, but they were not amused: