The BBC's decision to suspend Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson is blowing up in its face.
Fans of the show have rallied in support of the program's host, who is no stranger to controversy.
The suspension comes after a so-called "fracas" with a producer. BBC's Lucy Manning says the "fracas" involved Clarkson “allegedly hitting a producer."
As a result of the suspension, the popular show will not air this week.
The fate of the next two episodes is also up in the air.
However, a petition to bring Clarkson back, which was started by political blogger Guido Fawkes, has reached over 500,000 signatures.
According to Fox News, the show has a reported 350 million viewers worldwide.
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