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May 24, 2022

Ricky Gervais Just Went BALLISTIC In New Netflix Special SuperNature! Woke Media Has A Meltdown!

TheQuartering [5/24/2022]

According to TheHollywoodReporter:

Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix special has stirred swift backlash over his use of shock humor at the expense of trans women.

Only minutes into his latest special for the streaming giant, Gervais jokes: “I love the new women. The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as good as gold, I love ’em. No, it’s the old-fashioned ones, they go, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ ‘They are ladies — look at their pronouns! What about this person isn’t a lady?’ ‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Her penis, you fucking bigot!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’ ‘What if she rapes you, you fucking TERF whore?’”

TERF is an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” an ideology that excludes trans women as women.

In his stand-up special Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, which debuted on Tuesday, Gervais cited today’s “woke, progressive times” as he discussed fellow comics and what is considered funny. He argued people should not declare a joke offensive, but that “you gotta say you found it offensive,” because he contended feelings are personal.

Gervais also referred to the new phenomenon of “woke comedy,” where comics do not seek to offend anyone as they create instead a “safe space” for the audience. “I tried to watch a bit of it, and I decided I’d rather watch Louis C.K. masturbate,” he said with a gesture towards his groin. Adding, “Can’t mention him anymore. He’s canceled.”

He also cited Kevin Hart losing his 2018 Oscars hosting gig after past homophobic tweets surfaced. The British funnyman argued comedy was threatened if comics couldn’t predict what might be considered offensive in the future. “You don’t know who the dominant mob will be. You know, like, the worst thing you can say today — that get you canceled on Twitter, death threats — the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right? Now, no one saw that coming. There are no 10-year-old tweets saying ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we fucking had to!”

Gervais’ riff on woke culture and being canceled then cited Liam Neeson facing fallout from the Irish actor’s confession that he once considered a racist “revenge” attack. “When that broke, I was like, ‘Oh, will I ever be able to find Schindler’s List funny again… I do still find it funny, obviously,” he said.

Shedding his shock humor for a moment, he admitted, “In real life, of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. You know, live your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender that you feel you are. But meet me halfway, ladies. Lose the cock. That’s all I’m saying.”

Gervais’ fans and detractors were quick to react on social media after the special dropped on Netflix.

“Ricky Gervais is like a dick, he shows up on your phone unwanted, acts big and hard talking about trans people but is way smaller in real life and can’t handle getting bent by people calling him out on social media,” Alejandra Caraballo, an instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, said on her Twitter account.

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