The BBC motoring program Top Gear has been banned from filming in the worlds most peaceful and content countries after being blamed for violent uprisings that later occurred. Their infamous visit to the middle east as "Three Wise Men" in late 2010, pre-empted the Arab spring by weeks, and more recently a supposedly benign visit to the Ukraine to test out small efficient cars has coincided with weeks of violent protests against its president. Jeremy Clarkson has denied this in a written statement, instead pointing the finger at a "POOOOOOWAAAH vacuum in some regimes"
Others remain convinced that top gear is to blame; "There is a good reason Iran would not let them in to film, its not because they feared honest BBC coverage of their country would undermine their authority, but that the unstoppable Top Gear effect would topple their regime" said social studies professor at the University of Birmingham Arnold Smith. "Just look at Scotland, Jezza did the one tank of fuel challenge years ago, and now they want independence".